Research Fellow at Australian National University

Australian National University is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening postdoc position in artificial intelligence. The funding allows sucessfull candidates to work for 2 years in the first instance. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2018.

The position is available immediately – fixed term – 2 years with possible extension.

The Research School of Computer Science (RSCS) at the Australian National University (ANU) is seeking an outstanding Research Fellow with
- PhD, or near completion of a PhD, in mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, or related.
- interest to work on problems in the area of Universal AI (broadly understood)
- research experience in information theory or statistics or machine learning or artificial intelligence

The position holder will be member of the Intelligent Agents team lead by Professor Marcus Hutter, and primarily work on Unifying Foundations for Intelligent Agents. There is funding from multiple sources, all more or less related to the theory of Universal AI. The research agenda is rather flexible but should be relevant to one of the following areas:

Technically the research will be in some of the following areas: artificial intelligence, Bayesian statistics, machine learning, universal forecasting, information theory, agent/control theory, complexity theory, decision theory, philosophy of science. It is expected that the applicant has and/or quickly acquires expertise in some of these areas.

There is the option to co-teach undergraduate classes.

The idyllic campus of the Australian National University (ANU) is located in the city of Canberra, the Federal Capital of Australia, ranked 1st of 362 by OECD in 2014 and 3rd by Lonely Planet in 2018. The ANU consistently ranks among the top of all Universities in the southern hemisphere, in the top 5 in the Asia/Pacific region, and in the top 50 worldwide.

For all enquiries please contract Professor Marcus Hutter, E: T: +61 2 6125 1605

Please make sure that your application includes the following information/documents:
- Names and contact details of at least three referees

(preferably including a current or previous supervisor).
- Statement on how your research interests fit the above topics (1-2 pages).
- Links to your PhD & other theses and publications and Google Scholar profile.
- (Links to) 2-5 career-best publications where you are the primary author (incl. CORE/ERA rank).

Applications will be accepted throughout the year 2018 until the position is filled.


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