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Job description

We are looking for a postdoc to conduct research in a multidisciplinary expedition project funded by Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), Sweden’s largest individual research program, addressing compelling research topics that promise disruptive innovations in AI, autonomous systems and software for several years to come.

The project combines Formal Methods and Human-Robot Interaction with the goal of moving from conventional correct-by-design control with simple, static human models towards the synthesis of correct-by-design and socially acceptable controllers. Two demonstrators, an autonomous driving scenario and a mobile robot navigation scenario in crowded social spaces, are planned to showcase the advances made in the project.

The focus of this position is on the development of formal control synthesis methods for autonomous systems that can be integrated with data-driven models of human behavior to better reflect real-world situations. 

The candidate will work under the supervision of Assistant Prof. Jana Tumova in close collaboration with another postdoctoral researcher working in the field of human-robot interaction.

This is a two-year position. The starting date is open for discussion, but ideally, we would like the selected candidate to start in April 2019. 

Qualifications

Candidates should have completed, or be near completion of, a Doctoral degree with a strong international publication record in areas such as (but not limited to) formal synthesis, game theory, or multi-agent systems. Familiarity with human-robot interaction, social robotics, and artificial intelligence are an advantage.

Documented written and spoken English and programming skills are required. Applicants must be strongly motivated, have the ability to work independently and possess good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.

We look for candidates who are excited about being a part of a multidisciplinary team. 

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Application

The application should contain the following: 

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copies of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations to English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  3. A brief explanation of why you want to conduct research, about your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; max 2 pages long.
  4. Two representative publications or technical reports: Document no more than 10 pages each. For longer documents (eg dissertations), attach a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  5. Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment In agreement with supervisor, preferably April
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2018-2818
Contact
  • Jana Tumová, Assistant professor, tumova@kth.se
  • Sarah Kullgren, HR Officer, sarahku@kth.se
Published 26.Nov.2018
Last application date 15.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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