Uppsala University, Department of Informatics and Media

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Informatics and Media has a broad research profile, focusing on current research topics and societal challenges, among other, information systems, interaction design and media and communication. The Department of Informatics and Media offers Bachelor and Master programmes and courses within the Faculty of Social Sciences. The department turnover is approx. 68million SEK. The department has about 101 employees.

eSSENCE PostDoc-program This position is part of the strategic research area effort eSSENCE´s PostDoc-program towards new e-science methods and tools for artificial intelligence in research.

Duties/Project description:

Rule-Induction of CNP Explanations (RICE) is a research project based on inductive program synthesis that tackles the black-box problem inherent in some machine learning methods. This post-doctoral project will involve designing and implementing a static type system for the established languages and toolset, optimising the search in reverse meta-interpretative synthesis, as well as finding and implementing integration libraries to apply the toolset to new use cases in e-Science. The project is expected to lead to publications in relevant highly-ranked academic venues.

Additional qualifications:

Ph.D. in the area of programming language theory and research experience in relational programming, inductive synthesis and static checking is expected. Additional merits are experience in machine learning and explainable AI. Excellent skills in writing and communicating in English is required.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 01-08-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Dr Steve McKeever, steve.mckeever@im.uu.se, Dr Jenny Eriksson Lundström, jenny.eriksson@im.uu.se

Please submit your application by 2 March 2020, UFV-PA 2020/539.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2020-08-01
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/539
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
Published 14.Feb.2020
Last application date 02.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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