Our research is focused on new theoretical advances in machine learning and data mining, motivated by important practical applications, on the basis that challenging applications foster novel algorithms which in turn enable new applications.
Specific research topics include:
- Artificial intelligence, data mining & machine learning
- Algorithms for classification and numeric prediction
- New methods for combining domain knowledge with data mining
- Time series data analysis
- Probability, reasoning under uncertainty, and Bayesian networks
- Reinforcement learning
- Practical applications of data mining and machine learning in science, engineering & medicine.
You can also contact Michael Madden with questions.
January 2018: Postdoctoral researcher / Research Fellow in machine learning, AI, and robotics
Post reference: NUIG 008-18
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as an experienced Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Fellow with Prof. Michael Madden in the Data Mining & Machine Learning Group, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
This position is available from 1 Feb 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to contract end date of 31 July 2019. The salary is in the range €43,643 to €53,245, depending on background and experience. This position might be extended in the future, depending on factors such as future funding acquisition.
About the Role:
The successful candidate will be involved in development of new algorithms for probabilistic reasoning over time, for routing and control of autonomous airborne and ground-based vehicles, and for context-aware decision support driven by sensor data analytics. The person will be responsible for the specification, design, development, testing & evaluation of software implementing these algorithms. Other responsibilities will include preparing publications and reports, advising/ mentoring students, and travelling to meetings and conferences.
As part of the work, the successful candidate will be responsible for operational project management of a collaborative research project called ROCSAFE project (see below), which is coordinated by Prof. Michael Madden. As well as playing a central role in monitoring and reporting activities, this person will contribute significantly to the scientific programme of the Data Mining and Machine Learning Research Group, and will liaise with funding bodies and collaborating partners. Working closely with Prof. Madden, the successful candidate will also provide scientific input, participate in supervision and mentoring of early stage researchers as required, and engage in dissemination of project results and outcomes.
This is an excellent opportunity to engage in R&D, working in a flexible and stimulating research environment, while collaborating with academic and industrial partners across Europe and gaining experience in project management and proposal-writing. There can also be opportunities for some part-time lecturing, to support the successful candidate’s academic career development.
About the Project:
The ROCSAFE Project (Remotely Operated CBRNe Scene Assessment & Forensic Examination) has been funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. It aims to make advances in autonomous aerial and ground-based robotics, probabilistic reasoning, intelligent decision support, and miniaturised sensors, all of which will work together to gather forensic evidence in the event of a chemical, biological, radiation/nuclear or explosive (CBRNe) incident. ROCSAFE’s overall goal is to fundamentally change how CBRNe events are assessed, and ensure the safety of crime scene investigators, by reducing the need for them to enter dangerous scenes to gather evidence.
There are 13 academic and industrial partners in total involved in the project across Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Germany, along with a further group of advisory board members. There is more information at http://www.rocsafe.eu.
To Apply or Make Enquiries:
For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Prof. Michael Madden. Information about the DM&ML Research Group is available at http://datamining.it.nuigalway.ie/.
For further information and how to apply, please see: http://datamining.it.nuigalway.ie/images/vacancies/NUIG-008-18-ROCSAFE-Postdoc-Researcher.pdf