Postdoctoral - Machine Learning

School/Institution:Bcam - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Spain, Bizkaia

Discipline: Machine Learning

Employment Type:Full-time

Posted:2021-03-07

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PhD and Postdoctoral positions in Trustworthy Machine Learning

Job Description

The Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) has published the call for a PhD and Postdoctoral positions in Trustworthy Machine Learning. This call is held together with Dr. Novi Quadrianto at the University of Sussex.

This Joint Lab aims to promote research collaborations in topics such as algorithmic fairness under uncertainty in a static setting, and transparency in algorithmic fairness, and thus reinforce existing research areas and generate synergies.

Applications are to be submitted through the following links:

  • Postdoc: http://www.bcamath.org/en/research/job/ic2021-03-postdoctoral-fellowship-in-trustworthy-machine-learning
  • PhD: http://www.bcamath.org/en/research/job/ic2021-03-phd-fellowship-in-trustworthy-machine-learning

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Trustworthy Machine Learning

Job Offer

Topics:

The “BCAM Severo Ochoa Strategic Lab on Trustworthy Machine Learning” is held together with Dr Novi Quadrianto at the University of Sussex. This Joint Lab aims to promote research collaborations in topics such as algorithmic fairness under uncertainty in a static setting, and transparency in algorithmic fairness, and thus reinforce existing research areas and generate synergies.

PIs in charge:

BCAM: Prof. Jose Antonio Lozano

University of Sussex: Dr. Novi Quadrianto, ERC Starting

Grant (2020-2025): BayesianGDPR ("Bayesian Models and Algorithms for Fairness and Transparency").

Salary and conditions:

The gross annual salary of the Fellowship will be 28.000 - 32.000 €.

It will then be on your own responsibility to make your yearly income declaration at the Bizkaia Treasury Agency.

There is a moving allowance for those researchers that come from a research institution outside the Basque Country up to EUR 2.000 gross.

Free access to the Public Health System in Spain is provided to all employees.

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted online at: http://www.bcamath.org/en/research/job

Scientific Profile Requested

Requirements :

  • Promising young researchers.
  • Applicants must have their PhD completed before the contract starts. PhD degree preferable in Machine Learning or related fields.

Skills and track-record:

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • A proven track record in quality research, as evidenced by research publications in top scientific journals and conferences. Examples are NeuriPS, ICML, AAAI, JMLR, IEEE PAMI, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative research team.
  • Ability to present and publish research outcomes in spoken (talks) and written (papers) form.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present research ideas to researchers and stakeholders with different backgrounds.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

Scientific Profile:

The preferred candidate will have :

  • Strong background in mathematics / probability / statistics.
  • Familiarity with variational inference and generative models.
  • Knowledge in algorithmic fairness is desired.
  • Good programming skills in Python, R and / or C / C ++.
  • Interest and disposition to work in interdisciplinary groups.

Application and Selection Process

Formal Requirements:

The selected candidate must have applied before the application deadline online at the webpage http://www.bcamath.org/en/research/job

The candidates that do not fulfill the mandatory requirements will not be evaluated with respect to their scientific profile.

Application :

Required documents:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • 2 recommendation letters
  • Statement of past and proposed future research (2-3 pages)

Evaluation :

Based on the provided application documents of each candidate, the evaluation committee will evaluate qualitatively: the adaption of the previous training and career to the profile offered, the recommendation letters, the main results achieved (papers, proceedings, etc.), the statement of past and proposed future research and other merits; taking in account the alignment of these items to the topic offered.

Incorporation :

Summer 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The BCAM postdoctoral contract will start when the selected candidate has finished the PhD, ie after dissertation defense.

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