While no specific PhD positions are currently being advertised, the group is always looking to take on new PhD students. If you are interested, get in touch with Prof. Alessio Lomuscio.
2 x Research Associate positions in Verification of Learning-enabled Cyber-physical Systems
4 year positions starting April 2018.
Salary range: £36,800 to £44,220 per year.
Closing date: 28 February 2018.
The Department of Computing at Imperial College London is a leading department of computer science, with a strong international presence in areas relevant to this position, such as verification, and artificial intelligence.
We are seeking to hire two Research Associates in the research group of Verification of Autonomous Systems (http://vas.doc.ic.ac.uk/), presently lead by Prof. Alessio Lomuscio. The group is active in the areas of verification of intelligent agents, both at theoretical level and in terms of implementations.
The goal of this project, funded by DARPA under the Trusted Autonomy Program, is to develop verification methods for autonomous agents and cyber-physical systems based on machine-learning. The techniques will initially target systems based on feed-forward neural networks and then progress to address more sophisticated networks. The project will include both a theoretical component with strong emphasis on SMT-solving, mixed-integer programming and verification techniques, as well as tool construction. All outputs of the project will be openly published and all software will be released as open-source. Applicants can refer to https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.07351 as a possible starting point of this research direction.
Applicants are expected to have the following:
- A strong background in verification, SMT solving, integer programming.
- An understanding of neural networks and machine learning methods, or a strong willingness to learn these methods.
- Good communication, excellent technical writing skills, and ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines is essential.
- A proven ability to program and maintain state-of-the-art toolkits is highly desirable but not essential.
- Applicants are also expected to hold (or shortly expect to receive) a PhD degree in Computer Science or a related field, and will have a proven track record with strong publications in relevant areas.
How to apply:
For further details on this opportunity please visit https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/ and search using vacancy reference number ENG00162. In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:
- A full CV.
- A 1 page research statement describing why the candidate’s expertise is relevant to this position and future research plans.
- The details of three referees.
For queries regarding the application process contact Georgina Tennant (firstname.lastname@example.org). Technical inquiries about this position are welcome and should be directed to Prof. Alessio Lomuscio.
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Closing date: 28 February 2018