Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute Postdoctoral Fellow

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Deadline: Will remain open until filled.; Will remain open until filled.

This position offers a benefits package found at Postdoctoral Fellows Benefits.

The Department of Computing Science, and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), at the University of Alberta have an immediate opening for one postdoctoral fellow to work with Amii Fellow Professor Osmar Zaiane in the area of Artificial Intelligence research. Amii is one of three centers of excellence in the Pan-Canadian AI strategy. The postdoc position is to start as soon as a candidate is identified and will last for a period of two years subject to satisfactory performance. 

The postdoctoral fellow will work on a research project related to Machine Malfunction Prediction and Machine Adaptation using Machine Learning. This project investigates effective means to automatically predict machine failures and strategies to adapt a malfunctioning machine to continue its mission before maintenance can be performed. The research applies Machine learning and Data Mining and focuses on Reinforcement Learning techniques to achieve these goals. For the postdoc position, we look for someone with sufficient knowledge and research experience in machine learning, reinforcement learning and GFlowNets.


You must hold a PhD degree within computer science or a closely related discipline. Qualifications within at least one of the following scientific areas are required:

  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Machine learning (e.g., semi-supervised learning, transfer learning, deep models, GFlowNets)
  • Robotics

The following technical qualifications are also emphasized:

  • Strong programming skills in at least one of Java, C/C++, and Python
  • Software development and system implementation (practical product experience is a plus)

You are expected to be proactive, self-motivated, good at communication (both oral and written English), and cooperative in interdisciplinary collaboration.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, 1-2 page research statement, and contact information for 2-5 references to Additional material may be submitted at the discretion of the candidate. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The starting date for this position is negotiable. The review of applications will begin as soon as possible and the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We especially encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply. 

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