PHD RESEARCH FELLOW IN ICT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AGDER, FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE - Deep ...

Employer
The University of Agder
Location
Norway
Posted
September 14 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

The University of Agder (UiA) invites applications for a full-time fixed-term position for a period of three years as PhD Research Fellow. The position is linked to the Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and is located in Grimstad, Norway. The starting date is as soon as possible or by agreement.


The Department of ICT hosts three research groups including nine Professors, 20 Associate Professors/Assistant professors and about 20 Research Fellows, pursuing a variety of research areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), wireless communications, network administration, and embedded systems.


This open position is associated with Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) and targets development of a Chatbot based Personal Teaching Assistant (educator). The goal of the chatbot based educator is to convey knowledge to students through chat-based personalized conversation. Key challenges include how to inquire students to reveal skill gaps, and how to follow up identified skill gaps with targeted knowledge exchange, all based on natural conversation. The overarching purpose is to strengthen education through automation.



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