PhD Position in Machine Learning and Self-Organizing Systems

Maastricht University (UM)
September 20 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) at Maastricht University invites applications for a full-time PhD position in the areas of self-organizing intelligent systems and machine learning. The position is affiliated with the Swarmlab laboratory for cognitive robotics and complex self-organizing systems of DKE ( and is part of a joined research project on “Self-organization among autonomous agents in nautical processes in modern seaports (SWARMPORT)” funded by the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO). The research is performed in cooperation with the TU Delft, TNO, and the Port of Rotterdam.

The PhD research project focusses on the analysis and synthesis of complex self-organizing systems that are composed of interacting intelligent autonomous agents. For this the PhD candidate will contribute to the research on novel machine learning tools in the areas of deep neural learning, deep reinforcement learning, and multi-agent/distributed learning. The project as a whole aims at making theoretical contributions as well as providing sophisticated simulation studies. Research results will for instance - but not only - be applied in the context of a specific type of such a system, namely, maritime seaports and their logistic processes.

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