3 PhD/Postdoc positions at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

3 PhD/Postdoc positions at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Posted by Victoria Nicholl on Wed, 11/01/2012 - 10:18

t: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Web: http://dtai.cs.kuleuven.be/ml/jobs

Data Mining, Machine Learning and Constraint Programming

The Machine Learning group of the department of computer science at the
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven has several open positions (at the Ph.D. or
post-doc level) in the area of data mining and its combination with constraint
satisfaction and constraint programming.

The research questions that will be tackled are related to
* how to mine for pattern sets?
* how to mine for patterns interactively and instantly?
* how to combine / integrate constraint programming with data mining?
* how to learn constraints from data?
* how to adapt constraint programming solvers for use in data mining?
(see http://dtai.cs.kuleuven.be/CP4IM/ for earlier work)

The research will be carried in the context of two projects funded by the
Research Foundation -- Flanders (in collaboration with Prof. Bart Goethals
(University of Antwerp)) and the European FET Project ICON (Inductive
Constraint Programming, 2012-2014, in collaboration with the Cork Constraint
Computation Centre, University of Pisa, and CNRS-LIRMM Montpellier).

The successful applicants will work under the direction of Prof. Luc De Raedt
and Dr. Siegfried Nijssen.

Applicants should have a strong background in computer science, with knowledge
of areas such as algorithmics, data mining, constraint programming, discrete
optimization, and artificial intelligence. Ph.D. candidates should satisfy the
requirements imposed by the Arenberg Doctoral School (see
http://set.kuleuven.be/phd/). Post-docs should have a good publication record
in the areas of interest, that is, data mining or constraint programming, or a
very closely related area. This implies that post-docs will have published in
journals such as Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Machine Learning,
Artificial Intelligence, Journal of AI Research, and/or conferences such as
KDD, ICDM, ECML/PKDD, SDM, CP, AAAI, IJCAI, ECAI, ICML, …

The Machine Learning group is part of the laboratory on Declarative Languages
and Artificial Intelligence, and has expertise in machine learning, data
mining, constraint programming and constraint satisfaction. The Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven is located in the old city of Leuven, close to Brussels,
the capital of Belgium.

The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information, please contact
Luc.DeRaedt@cs.kuleuven or Siegfried.Nijssen@cs.kuleuven.be