The School of Science and Technology, Örebro University, is seeking an associate senior lecturer in Computer Science for a fixed-term position of 4-6 years.
The position is in Computer Science, with a specialization in integration of machine learning and machine reasoning.
Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever. WASP provides a platform for academic research and education, fostering interaction with Sweden’s leading technology companies. WASP has the ambition to strengthen and develop Sweden’s knowledge and competence in the areas of AI and machine learning through an international recruitment program. Thus, the WASP positions are not intended as a mechanism to strengthen Sweden’s existing faculty, but to attract new talent to Sweden.
As part of this initiative, Örebro University is now looking for an associate senior lecturer in computer science specialising in integrating learning and reasoning within artificial intelligence, for a fixed term of 4-6 years at the School of Science and Technology.
Artificial intelligence has made a lot of progress in both learning and reasoning. The distinction between learning and reasoning is related to the differences between fast and slow thinking, between data-driven and knowledge-based approaches, and between subsymbolic and symbolic representations. Current progress in the field is, however, hindered by the fact that these fields have been developed quite independently of one another. There is now consensus that the integration of machine learning and machine reasoning is the next challenge in artificial intelligence and a necessary step for realizing the vision of trustworthy artificial intelligence. A particularly important research direction is neural symbolic AI, which integrates symbolic reasoning with neural networks.
The associate senior lecturer shall pursue research in computer science at the Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) at the School of Science and Technology on Örebro University’s main campus. AASS focuses on artificial intelligence, robotics as well as autonomous and intelligent sensor systems. Industrial applications of these occur in close collaboration with national and international world-leading companies. The associate senior lecturer will be part of the subgroup on integrating learning and reasoning, led by Prof. Luc De Raedt. There will also be two Ph.D. students who work on these topics with the associate senior lecturer.