Title of the proposed PhD: Learn to Explain – Explain to Learn (L2EE2L)
In this PhD project the student is expected to explore a constrained-based modeling of the envi-ronment that makes it possible to unify learning and inference within the same mathematical framework. The unification is based on the abstract notion of constraint, which provides a repre-sentation of knowledge granules gained from the interaction with the environment. The agents are based on deep neural network architectures, whose learning and inferential processes are driven by different schemes for enforcing the environmental constraints.
Supervisors (name, affiliation, email)
Professor Marco Gori, University of Siena and University Cote d’Azur (UCA)
Professor Frederic Precioso, University Cote d’Azur (UCA)
Deadline to apply
Remuneration: around 2650€ gross
Teaching duties: the 3IA PhD students are subject to a teaching obligation of 64 hours per year.
Universite Cote d’Azur
Laboratoire I3S – UMR CNRS 7271
INRIA – Maasai Team
+33 (0)4 92 38 75 73
Open PhD position in “Graph Neural networks and applications”
Detailed description at https://lnkd.in/eDSqDAu
Interested candidates must hold a Master’s degree from a prestigious university or engineering school and good grades.
Resume, along with motivation and recommendation letter(s) and grades transcription to be send to:
Patricia CONDE CESPEDES
ISEP – école d’ingénieurs du numérique
10, rue de Vanves
Tel : (+33) 01 49 54 52 41
PhD position at Telecom SudParis: Deadline May 17th
Telecom SudParis (Graduate school of engineering, France)
invites applications for a full-time PhD student position.
This is a 3-year PhD studentship open to candidates of any
The position involves the design, theoretical analysis and
implementation of optimization methods for variable
selection in statistics.
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a
strong background in mathematics and computer science.
He/She should have recently completed a master’s degree
or should be about to complete it. The position should
start in September or October 2020.
An application should be sent by email to both contacts
reported at the end of this message and should include:
- a CV
- a letter of motivation
- the names and contact information of two references.
Deadline for applications is May 27, 2020.
Telecom SudParis [ https://www.telecom-sudparis.eu/en/ ] islocated about 30 km south of Paris.
It belongs to the ‘Institut Polytechnique de Paris’ [ https://www.ip-paris.fr/en/home-en/ ]
a leading educational institution both in France and internationally.
For questions regarding this position, please contact :
Walid Ben-Ameur ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), and
José Neto ( email@example.com )
PhD position in computational neuroscience and robotics: Deadline May 25th
2 PhD positions at Dalarna University (Sweden) : Deadline June 15th
Dalarna University, Faculty of Data and Information Sciences (Falun, Sweden), offers 2 PhD positions in Microdata Analysis, specialising in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
The Doctoral studies in Microdata Analysis, Dalarna University, are looking to fill two PhD positions. Both are fully funded for 4 years and start as soon as possible. The positions are in the field of data sciences and artificial intelligence.
– 1st PhD position, on forecasting
The successful candidate will work on air quality data and time series forecasting using computational modelling. The objective of this thesis is to propose a method able to predict the atmospheric pollution in urban complex terrains with high spatial and temporal accuracy. Heterogonous data (meteorology, land use, traffic) will be used, in order to build models based on robust interpolation techniques (e.g. Kriging method) and advanced machine learning algorithms (e.g. Deep Neural Networks). Applicants with background in computer science, statistics, environmental engineering, or related areas are welcome. Experience in data processing and programming skills, especially in R and Python, are expected. Knowledge in QGIS presents an advantage. Completed projects/internships on topics relevant to the research area are advantageous.
You can get more information and apply for this position through this link: https://www.du.se/en/about-du/career-opportunities/vacant-positions/vacant-position/?job=1477
– 2nd PhD position, on autonomous learning
The successful candidate will work in the field of neuro evolution and autonomous learning. This paradigm expects machines to explore and observe the environment, make predictions and ultimately learn much more like their human counterparts. Genetic algorithms are used to make systems able to autonomously learn. This work involves questions about forming memory and representations, using representations to inform decision making, theory of mind, artificial consciousness, and allows for comparisons to other machine learning methods like deep or reinforcement learning. Candidates with background from biology, evolution, cognitive science, or computer science are welcome. Working knowledge of C++ and Python are required, knowledge in computer modelling and math present an advantage.
You can get more information and apply for this position through this link:
The General Entry Requirements for admission to the doctoral studies are as follows:
- A degree at master level.
- Completion of 240 university credits of which 60 are at advanced level, or equivalent skills acquired through other means in either Sweden or abroad.
Your application should be written in English and contain:
– Cover letter and CV.
– Copies of diploma supplement and grades.
– Previous independent writing such as thesis.
– Research statement (1-2 pages where you are expected to reflect on the research topic as well as your knowledge and interest in the area).
– Two academic references.
Application deadline: 15th of June 2020.
For questions, please contact:
Prof. Yves Rybarczyk
Study director of the PhD programme in Microdata Analysis
+46 (0)23-77 83 99
Doctoral Studies Coordinator
PhD positions in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Trento: Deadline June 16th
- an Italian “Laurea magistrale” instituted in conformity with Italian Ministerial Decree 270/2004, or
- a university degree of the previous regulations (Italian “Laurea specialistica ” or “Diploma di Laurea”), or
- an equivalent degree obtained abroad (Master’s degree) and recognized as equivalent to the Italian “Laurea magistrale” by the Admissions Committee for the sole purposes of admission to the Doctoral programme, also within the framework of mobility and cooperation inter-university agreements.
Postdoc at the Institute for Neural Computation, Bochum, Germany: Start in July 1st.
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities. The
university draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific
and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting
enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic
subjects and faculties.
Institute for Neural Computation
D-44801 Bochum, Germany, EU
The Institute for Neural Computation is a central research institute at the
Ruhr-University Bochum, see https://www.ini.rub.de/. It focuses on the dynamics and
learning of perception and behavior on a functional level but is otherwise very
diverse, ranging from neurophysiology and psychophysics over computational
neuroscience to machine learning and technical applications.
Prof. Dr. Laurenz Wiskott, see https://www.ini.rub.de/research/groups/theory_of_neural_systems/
We are looking for an outstanding post-doctoral researcher to work at the intersection
of model-based reinforcement learning and representation learning, e.g. for navigation
and action planing in video game environments. It is envisaged that the postdoc
builds up his/her own independent research agenda including grant proposals but
maintains close interaction with the groups by Prof. Tobias Glasmachers and
Prof. Laurenz Wiskott.
There is a teaching load of 4 hours per week during the semester.
The appointment will be for three years and can be extended if successful.
Anticipated starting date is July 1st.
Candidates should have a recent and excellent PhD in machine learning or a related
field with a focus on representation learning and/or reinforcement learning.
Salary is 100% of salary scale TV-L E13.
Informal inquiries can be addressed to Prof. Laurenz Wiskott <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Applications (CV, transcript of records for MSc and BSc, statement of purpose) should
be sent as a single pdf file to Prof. Laurenz Wiskott <email@example.com>.
Ruhr-University Bochum is committed to equal opportunity in employment and gender
equality in its working environment. We therefore look forward to applications from
qualified women. Applications from appropriately qualified handicapped persons are
PhD position is open at the University of Strasbourg (ICube) – France: starting September 2020
Self-regularised deep learning in the presence of limited data for medical imaging
The adoption of deep learning techniques in medical imaging applications has been limited by the availability of the large labelled datasets required for robust training, as well as the difficulty of explaining their decisions. This thesis will make contributions towards overcoming both of these limitations.
It will achieve this by developing approaches to learn more robust representations using explainability. These approaches will be referred to as self-regularised deep learning in the presence of limited data. The problem of domain adaptation and learning domain invariant representations in histopathological whole slide segmentation will be taken as the initial focus of this study, but this is open be expanded during the project. Current approaches fail to achieve domain invariance because of the large domain shifts between histochemical and immunohistochemistry stainings.
An initial research direction will be to develop novel training mechanisms that are aware of, and therefore avoid, situations in which the network focusses only on limited parts of the salient information (as defined by the expert through few manual annotations) will be developed. These will force a more general representation to be learnt. The benefit being threefold: the model will be more generalisable, more domain invariant, and more amenable to transfer learning.
Location: Strasbourg is a beautiful medieval city (its historic city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site) on the crossroads of Europe, with Germany a tram ride away, and both Switzerland and Luxembourg short train trips away. The University of Strasbourg traces its roots back to the 16th century, has numerous Nobel laureates, and is a member of several prestigious research networks and France’s Initiative d’Excellence.
ICube and SDC: Created in 2013, ICube laboratory brings together 650 researchers in the fields of engineering and computer science. The Data Science and Knowledge research team (SDC) covers a large spectrum of research in artificial intelligence, particularly data science, machine learning, and their applications. The team has close collaborations with several hospital research departments, both in Strasbourg and abroad, and through these, the research has the potential to impact medical and biological research.
Candidate Profile: The position is open to both foreign and French students who hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science. The candidate must have a good mathematical background, skills in machine learning (supervised and/or unsupervised). Experience in deep learning and representation learning would be a plus. French is not necessary, but the candidate must be confident in spoken and written English.
Send a letter of motivation, your CV, and a transcript of grades to Dr Thomas Lampert (firstname.lastname@example.org – remove the numbers) and Prof Pierre Gançarski (email@example.com – remove the numbers).
The application deadline is 20th May.
PhD position – Deep Reinforcement Learning Agents Revealing Uncertainties in Blockchain Systems: Start in September 2020
A PhD position is open at the CEA LIST (Paris area) on “Deep Reinforcement Learning Agents Revealing Uncertainties in Blockchain Systems” which is planned to start in September 2020.
Please find below the announce and the complete PhD subject:
 Detailed description. https://www.instituts-carnot.eu/sites/default/files/images/Emploi_CEALIST_Thèse_OG_v2.pdf
Laboratory of Trustworthy, Smart & Self-Organizing Information Systems (LICIA)
PhD position in Femto-ST / IRIT, France, in task scheduling with uncertainties
A PhD position is available in the ANR DataZero2 project (http://datazero.org). The PhD work will start in september and will take place between Besançon (Femto-ST) and Toulouse (IRIT) in France. The PhD student will tackle issues linked to scheduling tasks with uncertainties in a data centre powered by 100% renewable energy.
To apply please send a CV, a motivation letter and your academic transcript.
If you have any question do not hesitate to contact us.
Directeur du mésocentre de calcul de Franche-Comté
Institut FEMTO-ST, Dep. DISC
UFR ST – 16, route de Gray
25030 Besançon Cedex, FRANCE