[Imageworld] 2 PhD Positions open in the Knowledge Technology
Research Group, University of Hamburg
jirak at informatik.uni-hamburg.de
Thu Mar 3 11:30:30 CET 2011
Faculty: Mathematics, Informatics, and Natural Sciences
Department: Computer Science
Institute: Knowledge Technology Research Group
The Knowledge Technology Research Group has open positions for
2 PhD Studentships (Neural Multimodal Integration & Neural Speech
The PhD stipend is for three years (2 plus 1) and fulltime.
The Knowledge Technology Research Group is looking to fill two
fulltime PhD studentships funded by the DFG in the context of the
International Research Training Group CINACS ( http://www.cinacs.org/
) . This project offers a 3-year doctoral programme based at the
University of Hamburg and at Tsinghua University, Beijing. The
dissertation projects will be carried out at the University of
Hamburg. A part of the studies (a few months) can be performed at
Tsinghua University. The interdisciplinary programme provides exciting
research opportunities in multisensory perception and cross-modal
The university intends to increase the number of women amongst its
academic personnel and expressly encourages qualified women to apply.
In compliance with the Hamburg Equal Op-portunity Law, preference will
be given to qualified female applicants.
The candidate is expected to conduct research in the area of Knowledge
Technology and Neural Network Robotics. In these two projects we are
particularly focused on working towards a) neural multimodal
integration based on the superior colliculus and b) neural sound
localisation for speech processing based on the inferior colliculus.
We use an attractive humanoid robot scenario where humanoid robots
interact with humans based on multimodal information. This includes
the integration of an ambient environment with new cognitive humanoid
Academic degree preferably in computer science or related qualifying
the holder to carry out the above-mentioned responsibilities.
In particular, an MSc or equivalent in computer science, artificial
intelligence, robotics, engi-neering or equivalent is essential.
Knowledge of artificial intelligence, neural networks or robotics and
an interest to work in an interdisciplinary environment will be
important. The post involves international travel. We are looking for
excellent programming skills, e.g. in C++, C, Python, Java etc. We are
also looking for very good communication skills and teamwork,
including very good knowledge of English.
Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifications.
For queries or more information please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan
Wermter, Head of Knowledge Technology or see
http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/WTM/ . Application dossiers
(ap-plication letter, curriculum vitae, degree certificate(s), etc.)
are to be submitted electronically in a single pdf file to wermter at
informatik.uni-hamburg.de and will be accepted until the positions are
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