Postdoctoral Fellow Artificial Intelligence

  • Kelburn
  • Temporary
  • Sun Sep 27 23:24:04 2020
  • 2000024

  • Postdoctoral Fellow Artificial Intelligence
  • Two-year fixed-term contract, multiple roles
  • Conducting high-quality research in the area of artificial intelligence including modeling and symbolic regression

The School of Engineering and Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand's top-ranked research University is seeking to expand its engineering programme. We are a School that prides itself on its collegiality and multidisciplinary collaborations with many of New Zealand's top-ranked research clusters. This is an opportunity for you to develop your career at a quality institution in one of the most liveable cities in the World.

We are looking to recruit multiple positions, all of which are Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year fixed-term position to work as a member of the Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Computation Research Group within the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct high-quality research in the area of artificial intelligence, particularly modeling and symbolic regression, evolutionary feature selection, and dimensionality reduction, evolutionary deep learning and transfer learning, evolutionary scheduling, and combinatorial optimisation and evolutionary clustering and unsupervised learning. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be required to work with other members of the Evolutionary Computation Research Group within the School in a proactive, cooperative and collegial manner. The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be required to contribute to the teaching in Artificial Intelligence including postgraduate supervision.

Minimum requirements:

  • A PhD in Evolutionary Computation particularly in AI and machine learning particularly evolutionary transfer learning and feature manipulation, multi-objective optimisation, and/or evolutionary clustering and unsupervised learning
  • Proven research and publication track record within Evolutionary Computation, particularly in either evolutionary feature selection, transfer learning and multi-objective optimisation, or in feature manipulation and evolutionary clustering and unsupervised learning
  • Proven ability to teach in one or more areas of computer science including Artificial Intelligence, Programming and Algorithm Design, and Analysis
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills especially across cultures

Role Description

Applications close 11 January 2021 but as multiple positions are available, shortlisting and interview may commence before this date.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any further questions, please contact Professor Mengjie Zhang on +64 4 463 5654 or email Mengjie.Zhang@vuw.ac.nz - please do not send applications to Prof. Zhang. Applications should follow the steps below.

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