Exeter/Turing Research Fellow in Machine Learning Control

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Nov 2021

This full-time, EPSRC funded position is available immediately on a fixed term contract until 30/09/2024.

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to participate in Project BlueBird, an exciting £13.75M, 5-year EPSRC Prosperity Partnership between NATS, Turing, Exeter and Cambridge. The EPSRC programme, which started in July 2021, is recruiting six post-doctoral researcher positions to be based at Exeter and Turing, across three theme which include (1) Digital Twin of UK Airspace (2) Multi-Agent Machine Learning Control of Air Traffic (3) Safe and Trustworthy Air Traffic Control. Links to all the roles available can be found on the project website https://www.turing.ac.uk/research/research-projects/project-bluebird-ai-system-air-traffic-control

The data centric engineering group (https://www.datacentricengineering.co.uk ) at Exeter are recruiting a PDRF for 3 years (with a possible extension to 4 years) to develop novel machine learning control algorithms for air traffic control within the wider BlueBird Programme. This is a collaborative interdisciplinary research position, working with a team of researchers initially consisting of 2 Post Doc positions and 2 software engineers - based at both Turing and Exeter. The aim of the theme is to develop machine learning control algorithms which can dynamically, safely and efficiently control air traffic in real world situations.

The successful applicants will work within this team, which will be led and supervised by Professor Tim Dodwell (Turing AI Fellow at Turing & University of Exeter) and Professor Richard Everson (Exeter & Turing).

We welcome applications from a broad range of background include computer science, mathematics, statistics and engineering; with knowledge of optimisation, reinforcement learning, multiagent systems and/or high performance computing.

There are 2 PDRF positions currently available, one based at Turing and one at Exeter. If you are interested in these roles in general, we ask you to submit (the same) application to each position. Shortlisting and interviews will be carried out by identical panels.

You will:

  • be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.
  • possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study.
  • be a nationally recognised authority in machine learning and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies.
  • be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.
  • be able to work well in a team, and demonstrate a strong commitment to open, reproducible science and software development.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom and support to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential
  • A multitude of sector leading staff benefits
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Further information

For further information please contact Professor Richard Everson, r.m.everson@exeter.ac.uk or Professor Tim Dodwell, t.dodwell@exeter.ac.uk

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