One Research Fellow Position Available at RSCS@ANU
We are seeking an outstanding Research Fellow with
The position holder will be member of the Intelligent Agents team
lead by Professor Marcus Hutter.
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:
- PhD, or near completion of a PhD, in mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, or related.
- strong abstract/analytical/logical/mathematical thinking capacity
(as e.g. required in discrete math, complexity theory, abstract algebra)
- experience and creativity in proving theorems
- 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
- good publication track record
- ability and interest to (co)supervise PhD/MPhil/... students.
Technically the research will be in some of the following areas:
philosophy of science.
It is expected that you have and/or quickly acquire expertise in some of these areas.
- Unifying foundations for intelligent agents
- Safety of super-intelligent agents
- Optimal ethical decision making
There is the option to (co)teach (under)graduate classes.
Applicants should submit
- The new employee will interact with
Marcus Hutter and other
people in the
at the ANU.
- The position is available immediately -
fixed term - for 2-3 years - with potential prolongation.
- Salary Range for Research Fellow:
Level B: A$98'009 - A$111'365 per year plus 17% superannuation.
Prof. Marcus Hutter, E: firstname.lastname@example.org,
T: +61 2 6125 1605.
- Deadline: Applications will be accepted throughout the year 2018 until the position is filled.
Please apply online
to the HR Staff Recruitment at http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/526443/
with the job reference number 526443.
- detailed curriculum vitae,
- academic transcript(s),
- list of three references (including their email addresses),
- statement on how their research interests fit the above topics (1-2 pages),
- links to their PhD&other theses and publications and Google Scholar profile,
- (links to) 2-5 primary-authored career-best publications (incl. CORE/ERA rank),
- how you got knowledge of this position,
- other supporting material.
Thanks for your interest
Marcus Hutter, Professor, RSCS
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