The Department of Computer Science offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in computer science, qualifying candidates for further studies within engineering, international semester and other further education programmes. The department has good results and high ambitions in research and development. The department has approximately 85 staff members and 750 students.
The faculty of Technology, Art and Design at OsloMet is hiring 2 PhD fellows (100%) at the Department of Computer Science. The appointments are for a term of 4 years, with 25% duties associated with education tasks (teaching, lab, supervision, etc.). The expected start date is January 2020. The fellowship requires admission to the new PhD program “Engineering Science” at the TKD faculty.
Area of research
Modeling and implementation of self-organising computing systems based on biological neural networks, artificial neural networks, and cellular automata.
Keywords: artificial neural networks, biological neural networks, cellular automata, evolutionary algorithms, reservoir computing.
The PhD fellows will contribute to the DeepCA (Hybrid Deep Learning Cellular Automata Reservoir) research project, funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR). DeepCA is a multidisciplinary project including computer science and neuroscience, seeking radical breakthroughs toward the integration of biological and artificial neural systems. The project aims at creating a theoretical and experimental foundation of a novel deep learning paradigm based on biological neural networks and cellular automata, by exploiting the computing substrates through evolutionary algorithms. In the DeepCA project, the candidates will do research in the following areas:
The candidates will work mainly in the areas of Artificial Life, Artificial Intelligence, Complex Systems and Bio-inspired methods (e.g. artificial development, evolutionary algorithms) and Computational Neuroscience. The candidates will be associated to the Living Technology Lab (part of OsloMet’s Artificial Intelligence Lab), and will be members of the Applied Artificial Intelligence research group.
Required qualifications and skills
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Salary is set in accordance with the Norwegian State Salary Scale, job code 1017 NOK 449 400. By law 2% of the salary is deducted as to the Norwegian State Pension Fund.
The appointment of the PhD will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees. All applicants must be able to communicate fluently in English (oral and written). The position adheres to the Norwegian Government’s policy that the national labour force should to the greatest possible extent reflect the diversity of the population. Therefore, we encourage qualified candidates with immigrant background or reduced functional ability to apply for this position.
The Faculty Technology, Art and Design and Consumption Research Norway want to attract outstanding and creative candidates who can contribute to our ongoing research activities.
Under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act, information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have his or her name entered on the list of applicants. Applicants are kindly requested to send a diploma supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grading system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree. The application with a CV and certified copies of diplomas and certificates must be sent electronically via this page, with information about education and relevant experience (all in one combined PDF file).
In addition to the online application, you must upload the following documents:
You must upload all of these documents. Original documents and valid passport must be presented if you are invited for an interview. OsloMet performs document inspections in order to give you as a candidate a proper evaluation and ensure fair competition.
Please apply electronically to this position by clicking on the button «login and apply». All the documents must be in either English or a Scandinavian language. Any translations must be government authorized.
Final project plan shall be completed and approved within 3 months after being offered the position.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must state your reasons for applying to the project and what makes you particularly qualified to carry out this PhD work.
Deadline for applications: 6th May 2019
|Title||PhD fellowship in Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life|
|Employer||OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University|
|Job location||Pilestredet 46, 0130 Oslo|
|Published||April 9, 2019|
|Application deadline||May 6, 2019|
|Job type||PhD  |
|Fields||Algorithms,   Bioinformatics,   Artificial Intelligence,   Artificial Neural Network,   Computer Engineering,   Machine Learning  |