CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR ONE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE PROGRAM DEPARTMENT OF EXCELLENCE IN ROBOTICS & A.I.
A new position of Assistant Professor (3+2 years no tenure-track) in the area at the interface between Biomedical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics is going to be opened at The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, within a Strategic Initiative aimed at building a world-class “Department in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence”, with 15M€ investments from the Ministry of Education and Research. The BioRobotics Institute is looking for experts in the area of artificial and/or natural intelligence but interested in addressing multidisciplinary research that includes the design, development, and assessment of robots at large, and of bioinspired and biomedical systems.
The research activity concerns biorobotics and biomedical engineering, with specific reference to:
- the study of the learning process in robots and in human beings, in the context of intelligent robotics, human-robot integration and symbiosis for different applications ranging from neuroscience and neuroprostheses to rehabilitation, from wearable to surgical robotics, to autonomous robots;
- the development of information technologies and artificial intelligence methods for biology, neurology and bioelectronics, for the modelling of physiological systems, from cellular components, to organs and apparatus level and their interrelations;
- the study of the cognitive abilities of the human being in various experimental conditions and the development of bioinspired algorithms and robots based on the knowledge acquired;
- the development of “machine learning” algorithms and methods, including bioinspired ones, for the control and elaboration of data of biorobotic systems.
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate science or engineering field. The successful applicant will be required to teach; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the Institute activities; and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Preference will be given to candidates with recent and relevant hands-on experience with applied research and technology development in robotics and biomedical engineering, and academic leadership experience.
Applicants should consult the Institute website to review our academic and research programs.
The deadline for application is September 9, 2020. The position will be covered by means of a public competitive examination according to Italian law and falls within the academic field of “Bioengineering” (09/G2; ING-INF/06).
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