Last application date Jul 31, 2021 00:00
Department TW06 - Department of Electronics and Information Systems
Contract Limited duration
Degree You hold a thesis-based doctorate in Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, or a related area
Occupancy rate 100%
Vacancy type Research staff
ABOUT GHENT UNIVERSITY
Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, as well as technical and social service provision on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With its 11 faculties and more than 80 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its staff and students.
ABOUT THE AIDA-IDLAB RESEARCH GROUP
AIDA-IDLab is a world-leading research group at Ghent University. IDLab (https://www.ugent.be/ea/idlab/en, https://idlab.technology/) performs fundamental and applied research on data science and internet technology, and is, with over 300 researchers, one of the larger research entities at Ghent University. The AIDA-IDLab research group is a subgroup of IDLab that is home to around 15 researchers (https://aida.ugent.be/). Its main current research topics are the foundations of machine learning and data science; algorithms for the analysis of network-structured data; data and information visualization; trustworthiness of AI, including robustness, privacy, transparency, and fairness; as well as applications to the job market and human resources management, bioinformatics, and computational social science research.
CONTEXT OF THE VACANCY
Data science has already had an important effect on science, economy, and society, and its impact continues to grow as high-throughput technologies are being developed, business models adapt, and new opportunities for exploiting data for societal purposes are being developed. Today, the uptake of data science in practice is hindered mostly by a growing skills gap. Indeed, the application of data science techniques still requires sophisticated and rapidly evolving technical skills, and the demand for such skills grows faster than the suitably trained workforce. This postdoctoral position is advertised in the context of a research project aiming to address this skills gap by developing novel principles for automating data science tasks that today seem too open-ended, too domain-dependent, or involve data that is too complex, to allow doing so.
Besides theoretical and algorithmic innovations, you will have the opportunity to create real impact in a range of applications, in the job market and human resources management through an ongoing collaboration with the Flemish regional job agency, as well as in other areas such as bioinformatics and computational social sciences (e.g. social media analysis), depending on your experience and interests.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Please send your application to Prof. Tijl De Bie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Your application must include the following documents:
As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.
Application deadline: 31/7/21
Interested or more information needed: please contact Prof. Tijl De Bie
|Titel||Postdoctoral fellow - Department of Electronics and Information Systems|
|Job location||Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent|
|Veröffentlicht||Juni 23, 2021|
|Bewerbungsschluss||Juli 31, 2021|
|Jobart||Post Doc  |
|Fachbereiche||Algorithmen,   Bioinformatik,   Künstliche Intelligenz,   Datenverarbeitung in den Bereichen Sozialwissenschaften, Künste und Geisteswissenschaften,   Theoretische Informatik,   Maschinelles Lernen  |