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 Motivator (coach). A successful chatbot based motivator will engage in student dialogue, captivate students, and keep the students motivated. The goal is to enhance student performance by identifying the state-of-mind of each student and then increase motivation through targeted personal encouragements and study advice, all based on natural conversation. The overarching purpose is to strengthen education through automation.



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