1-2 PhD student positions at the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University, under the supervision of WASP Associate Professor Zoe Falomir.

Project description

Current AI technology surpasses humans in pattern recognition tasks, but it falls short on general world knowledge understanding, common sense reasoning, and the human capabilities of explaining the process followed to solve a problem. Our project goal is to design and develop interactive systems that reason spatially and which are centred in the human user (e.g. to expand their skills, instead of replacing them). This project will make contributions to an enriching user interaction with autonomous systems in a bidirectional way: (i) users’ interaction enhances the spatial reasoning by the autonomous system; and (ii) users’ spatial skills are improved by interaction with the system.

This 4-year PhD project is funded by the Wallenberg foundation, WASP program. You will work in at the Department of Computing Science under the supervision by Associate Professor Zoe Falomir. Her group conducts research in spatial reasoning, spatial cognition and cognitive human-computer interaction. We collaborate with several national and international research groups. We use principles and methods of Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, and Cognitive Science.

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