Postdoctoral Research Associate in Machine Learning - University of Cambridge

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Machine Learning - University of Cambridge

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Fri, 12/11/2010 - 12:54

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Machine Learning

http://mlg.eng.cam.ac.uk

We are seeking a highly creative and motivated postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Machine Learning Group (http://mlg.eng.cam.ac.uk) in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK, working with Professor Zoubin Ghahramani. The research area for this position is Statistical Machine Learning. The aim of this project is to develop advanced algorithms for probabilistic modelling of sparse matrix data with applications to recommender systems and market basket analysis. The project is a collaboration with Infosys. The position will be for one year, starting January 1, 2011 or soon afterwards, subject to funding, with possible extension for a further year.

The successful applicant will have or be near completing a PhD in computer science, engineering, statistics or a related area, and will have extensive research experience and a strong publication record in statististical machine learning. Preference will be given to applicants with some experience in large-scale modelling with Bayesian methods.

Applications must be sent by email to Diane Unwin, dsu21(at)cam.ac.uk, and must include a brief research statement, a CV including a list of publications in pdf format, and names and email addresses of 2-3 referees.The cover sheet for applications, PD18 is available from www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/personnel/forms/pd18/ .

Applications should be sent so as to reach us by ** December 1st, 2010. **
(Late applications can be submitted but might not be considered in time for shortlisting.)

The University is committed to equality of opportunity

PS. I will be attending the NIPS conference and may be able to meet candidates who have applied there.

Zoubin Ghahramani
Professor of Information Engineering
University of Cambridge
http://learning.eng.cam.ac.uk/zoubin/