Research Associate in Nonlinear Time-Series Classification

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Mon, 14/11/2011 - 12:12

Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering
The University of Sheffield

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to work on an industry-sponsored project on nonlinear signal processing. This post offers an outstanding opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers from academia and industry. The project is to develop a novel feature extraction, modelling and classification system for nonlinear time-series. The position will incur regular travel to the Unilever Research Port Sunlight, Merseyside.

Call for Participation: Relevance Prediction Challenge / WSDM 2012 - Web Search Click Data Workshop

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Mon, 14/11/2011 - 12:11

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Relevance Prediction Challenge, which is a part of the WSDM 2012 Web Search Click Data (WSCD) workshop. This challenge provides a unique opportunity to consolidate and scrutinize the work from industrial labs on predicting the relevance of URLs using user search behavior. It provides a fully anonymized dataset shared by Yandex, which has user queries, clicks on URLs and their relevance labels.

Important Dates:
Oct 15, 2011 - Challenge opens
Dec 15, 2011 - End of challenge
Dec 25, 2011 - Winners candidacy notification

Post-doc positions available at the University of Trento (linguistics, machine learning, cognitive science)

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 13:32


The CIMeC-CLIC laboratory of the University of Trento, an
interdisciplinary group of researchers studying language and
conceptualization using both computational and cognitive methods
( announces the availability of at least 3
(renewable) 2-year Post-Doc positions.

The scholarships are funded by a 5-year European Research Council
Starting Grant awarded to the COMPOSES (COMPositional Operations in
SEmantic SPACE) project (, that

Mobile Data Challenge (by Nokia) - register by Dec 7th

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 12:25

Mobile Data Challenge (MDC) – by Nokia

Do you have an interest in analyzing Big Data, collected in real life,
mobile contexts? Nokia Research Center Lausanne and its academic Swiss partners (Idiap and EPFL) have recently completed a Data Collection
Campaign ( in the Lake Geneva
region. Data from smartphones of almost 200 participants was collected
in the course of more than one year.

The Mobile Data Challenge (MDC) releases the Lausanne data to the
research community. The Challenge provides you an opportunity to

Research Fellow - Oxford Brookes

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Thu, 27/10/2011 - 15:08

Starting salary: £28,138- 30,748

Looking for researcher of exceptional talent to conduct 2 year research fellowship to work closely with Professor Philip Torr (, at Oxford Brookes vision research group to work on various projects connected with our ongoing work on scene understanding (see here for recent publications

Associate Research Fellow - University of Exeter

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Thu, 27/10/2011 - 13:35

University of Exeter - College of Engineering, Mathematics and
Physical Sciences

The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow to support
the work of Dr Yiming Ying. This EPSRC funded post is available from 1
January 2012 on a fixed term basis for 16 months until 30 April 2013.
The successful applicant will contribute towards research related to
the project entitled 'Towards a new generation of matrix learning
methods in machine learning'.

The successful applicant will undertake computational and theoretical

CFP / ACM TIST Special Issue on Social Web Mining

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Thu, 27/10/2011 - 13:28

Call for Papers
ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (ACM TIST)
Special Issue on Social Web Mining

Social network platforms (e.g., Facebook, Google+, Twitter) have been
drawing increasing attention from everyday users worldwide to research
communities and industries. For instance, it is reported that there
are more than 750 million active Facebook users, of which 50% log on
in any given day. The success of the social network platform provides
a wealth of information, which brings great opportunities for

COLT2012 Call for Papers

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Thu, 27/10/2011 - 11:25

The 25th Annual Conference on Learning Theory (COLT 2012) will take place
in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 25th-27th, 2012. It will be co-located with
ICML, with a joint day on June 27th.

We invite submissions of papers addressing theoretical aspects of machine
learning, empirical inference and related topics. We strongly support a
broad definition of learning theory, including:

* Analysis of learning algorithms and their generalization ability
* Computational complexity of learning
* Statistical mechanics of learning systems

Postdoctoral Position: Distance Learning For Person Recognition

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Thu, 27/10/2011 - 11:18

The Computer Vision group of the University of Caen (France) and the LEAR group at INRIA Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes (France) are opening a postdoctoral position. The candidate will be jointly supervised and will spend time in both institutions (;

PhD studentship - University of Sheffield

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Thu, 27/10/2011 - 11:02

EPSRC PhD Studentship
University of Sheffield – Department of Automatic Control and Systems

Project title: Real-time Ray Tracing

Supervisor: Professor Dave Allerton and Professor Visakan
Start date: 9th January 2012 (3 years)

Full details available at

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