PhD Position in Reinforcement Learning, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Eindhoven ,Netherlands The
- Posted Date: 07/11/2023
- Expires on: 08/27/2023
The Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) group is a quickly growing group embedded in the Data and AI (DAI) cluster at the Eindhoven University of Technology (https://dai.win.tue.nl). In the DAI cluster, we aim at developing foundations of AI for the present and the future. This includes the design of new AI methods, development of AI algorithms and tools with a view at expanding the reach of AI and its generalization abilities. In particular, we study foundational issues of robustness, safety, trust, reliability, tractability, scalability, interpretability and explainability of AI. The UAI group is looking for a highly motivated and skilled PhD candidate to work in the area of Reinforcement Learning. The concrete research direction will be determined together with the successful candidate. The research topics include, but are not restricted to:
Reinforcement Learning: Theory and Application
Offline/Off-policy Reinforcement Learning
(Contextual) Multi-Armed Bandits
Fairness-aware Learning via Reinforcement Learning
Decision Making under Uncertainty
Robustness in Reinforcement Learning
Causality and Counterfactual Learning
Generative Models for Model-based Reinforcement Learning
Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent coding skills (e.g. Python, PyTorch, Tensorflow)
Excellent academic writing and presentation skills
proficiency in English (written and spoken)
Desire to conduct excellent research and publish in high quality conferences andjournals
* Independent thinker and self-responsibility
Ability and desire to collaborate and work in teams
Ability and desire to support teaching and to co-supervise bachelor and master students
Conditions of employment
A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:
Full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months. You will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
Salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, paid pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 27 (min. €2,541 max. €3,247).
A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
High-quality training programs and other support to grow into a self-aware, autonomous scientific researcher. At TU/e we challenge you to take charge of your own learning process.
An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children’s day care and sports facilities.
An allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
A Staff Immigration Team and a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) for international candidates.
Information and application
Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact the hiring manager ass.prof.dr. Maryam Tavakol (m.tavakol[at] tue.nl).
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We invite you to submit a complete application by using the apply button. The application should include a:
Research statement, including research experience and interests, and a short outline of the preferred futureresearch direction (max. 1 page).
A CV, including education history, relevant courses and theses, research experience (if available), a list of publications (if available), and teaching experience (if available).
Transcript of records for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
Electronic copy of (or a link to) Master thesis.
Electronic copy of publications (if available; ifmore than 3, please submit top 3). If no publications are available, please submit some substitute, e.g. presentations slides of a given presentation.
Contactdetails of or recommendation letters from 2 referees.