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PhD Studentship in Explainable AI, Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Sunday, January 05, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Applications are invited for a PhD position in Artificial Intelligence, to be based in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. The position is an opportunity to combine cutting-edge research at the intersection of human-computer collaboration and machine learning, in service of building computer systems that learn to collaborate with their human users and guide their interaction over time.

Technical themes of interest include (but are not limited to):

• human computer negotiation
• Artificial Intelligence in education
• multi-agent learning and decision-making
• incentive design for human-computer collaboration

Desired Background
The project is suitable for a student with a top MSc or first-class bachelor’s degree in computer science, cognitive psychology, statistics, physics, or a related discipline.

Previous coursework or experience in machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and programming languages is desirable, although we do not expect students to have all three of these. Because of the scale of the data sets involved, a strong programming background will be essential for this project.
Applicants should apply via the University’s admissions portal (EUCLID) and apply for the following programme: PhD Informatics: CISA: Automated Reasoning, Agents, Data Intensive Research, Knowledge Management - 3 Years (Full-time). Applicants should state “Explainable AI, Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning ” and the research supervisor (Dr Kobi Gal) in their application and Research Proposal document.

https://edin.ac/34iSeqI

Applications should be submitted by 5th January 2020 to receive full consideration; after that date applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit:

Degree transcripts and certificates (for both BSc and MSc if applicable)(and translations if applicable)
Evidence of English Language capability (where applicable).
A short research proposal (max 2 pages)
A full CV and cover letter describing your background, suitability for the PhD, and research interests (max 1 page).
Two references (note that it the applicant’s responsibility to ensure reference letters are received before the deadline).
Only complete applications will progress forward to the academic selection stage.

Funding Notes

Studentship and Eligibility
The studentship covers:

Full time PhD tuition fees for a student with UK/EU nationality (£4,327 per annum, subject to annual increment).
A tax free stipend of GBP £15,009 per year for 3.5 years.
Additional programme costs of £1000 per year.
Application Information
Applicants should apply via the University’s admissions portal (EUCLID) and apply for the following programme: PhD Informatics: CISA: Automated Reasoning, Agents, Data Intensive Research, Knowledge Management - 3 Years (Full-time).

How good is research at University of Edinburgh in Computer Science and Informatics?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 94.85

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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