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Postdoctoral Scholar - Fox 2021

Application Window

Open date: March 12th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, May 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, May 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Intelligent Dynamics Lab, directed by Professor Roy Fox, is seeking to hire a postdoctoral scholar to work at the forefront of research in reinforcement learning, imitation learning, and robotics. The position will involve either: (1) development of new theoretical and algorithmic approaches for inference of structured control, optimal exploration, and optimization for reinforcement learning; or (2) development of new practical methods and systems for robot learning, in particular leveraging structured inference and multi-task learning.

The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable on a yearly basis. The position requires a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or Engineering, Information Science, Statistics, or a related quantitative field. Expertise in reinforcement learning, robot learning, or related fields of statistical machine learning is required, demonstrated by publications in top-tier venues in machine learning and related fields, such as NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, IJRR, RSS, CoRL, AAMAS, AAAI, IJCAI, AISTATS, UAI, and others. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience in areas such as robotics, vision, or NLP.

The appointment start date will be negotiable, and the salary competitive. Interested applicants should respond by submitting a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, short research statement, and three reference letters to:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Job location

Irvine, CA