Postdoctoral Fellow Evolutionary Machine Learning Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand

Postdoctoral Fellow Evolutionary Machine Learning

The School of Engineering and Computer Science
Wellington, New Zealand

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (one year fixed-term) in Evolutionary Machine Learning and Combinatorial Optimisation.

The School of Engineering and Computer Science at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand's top ranked research University is seeking to expand its engineering programme. We are a School that prides itself on its collegiality and multidisciplinary collaborations with many of New Zealand's top ranked research clusters. This is an opportunity for you to develop your career at a quality institution in one of the most liveable cities in the World.

We are looking to recruit two positions, each of which is Postdoctoral Fellow for a one year fixed-term position to work as a member of the Evolutionary Computation Research Group within the School of Engineering and Computer Science. The Postdoctoral Fellows will be able to conduct high quality research in Genetic Programming, Symbolic Regression, Evolutionary Feature Selection/Construction, and Evolutionary Learning (classification, generalisation and transfer learning), evolutionary scheduling and combinatorial optimisation, and contribute to the teaching in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. The Postdoctoral Research Fellows will be required to work with other members of the Evolutionary Computing Research Group within the School in a pro-active, co-operative and collegial manner.

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong Evolutionary Computation background, particularly in Genetic Programming, Evolutionary Feature Reduction, Symbolic Regression, Classification, Scheduling, and Transfer Learning and Generalisation.

Minimum requirements:

  • A PhD in Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Intelligence. A PhD in evolutionary computation particularly genetic programming, evolutionary deep learning and image analysis, evolutionary scheduling/routing and machine learning is preferred
  • Evidence of a good research and publication track record in evolutionary learning, scheduling, feature selection, image analysis or deep and transfer learning over the last three years
  • Proven ability to teach in one or more areas of computer science including Artificial Intelligence
  • Good written and oral communications skills in English
  • Good interpersonal skills

Contact: Professor Mengjie Zhang Tel: +64 4 463 5654 Email: - please do not send applications to Prof. Zhang.

Applications close Monday, 7 January 2018.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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