Opportunities to Shine at ShanghaiTech University

Employer
ShanghaiTech University
Location
Shanghai (CN)
Salary
International competitive salary
Posted
April 20 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

Post-Doc position in Andre Rosendo's research group (Deep Bayesian Robotics area), SIST

We are accepting applications for an open Post-Doc position in Deep Bayesian Robotics at ShanghaiTech University.

This position is for an ongoing project which aims to teach robots to behave in our environment and to adapt their behavior to malfunctions/disturbances. Although the chosen tools and approaches are still flexible, we put a strong emphasis on research focused on 1. Parametric search with Bayesian Optimization, 2. Deep Bayesian Learning applied to Policy-search algorithms or 3. Model Predictive Control. 

We are looking to appoint skilled and enthusiastic engineers with programming experience (or a good mathematical foundation) and strong interest in experimenting with robots, and we have two generous funds to be used to buy whatever robot necessary for your research. You will be expected to work side-by-side with English-speaking graduate students at the Living Machines Laboratory, to read recent papers while implementing state-of-the-art algorithms, to comprehend and improve this state-of-the-art and, more importantly, conduct experiments to validate theories and algorithms.

Requirements

  1. a PhD in robotics, computer science, mechatronics, mechanical engineering or related field by the start date

  2. demonstrate interest in Reinforcement Learning algorithms and other learning/control methods

  3. desirable experience modeling robots using a physics-engine/multibody dynamics simulator

  4. proficiency in C++ or Python programming and experience developing real-time applications

  5. excellent written and verbal English communication skills

Conditions of employment: Three year contract, with possibility of extension or reduction. We accept candidates from anywhere in the world, and we will provide all documents required for your work visa application.

Employer: ShanghaiTech University, Computer Science Department

ShanghaiTech University was founded in 2014 and is a research-focused university. One of the premises of the university is to keep a low student-to-teacher ratio (less than 12, the lowest in China) to keep faculty members focused on research. ShanghaiTech is financially backed by the Shanghai Government and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, enabling the university to invest large sums in state-of-the-art research.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Andre Rosendo, Assistant Professor, email: arosendo@shanghaitech.edu.cn. For those living in China, you could also contact Andre through WeChat (User id: arosendo)

To apply, send an up-to-date curriculum vitae (cv), to arosendo@shanghaitech.edu.cn:

External links:

http://lima.sist.shanghaitech.edu.cn/

http://sist.shanghaitech.edu.cn/sist_en/2018/0820/c3846a31763/page.htm

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