One Research Fellow Position Available at RSISE@ANU

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We are seeking an outstanding Research Fellow with excellent mathematical background and research expertise in Possible backgrounds are a PhD, or near completion of a PhD, in mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, or related.

Project description: The purpose of the position is to conduct research on the foundations of universal induction and intelligent agents. The project is part of the CSL lab, and the AI and SML group at RSISE. The starting point is a recently developed universal theory of intelligent learning systems, based on an unexpected unification of universal induction and sequential decision theory. Getting the foundations right usually marks significant progress and maturing of a field. The theory provides a gold standard and guidance for researchers working on smart software. Goal is to explore the theory and its connection to more classical reinforcement learning approaches.

Applicants should submit:

  (i) Detailed curriculum vitae (including grades),
 (ii) List of three references (including their email addresses),
(iii) Statement on how their research interests fit the above topics (1-2 pages).
(iv) Links to their master's/PhD thesis and publications.
(v) Others (see the official application site).

Please apply online by 16th of January 2009 to the HR Staff Recruitment at with the job reference number A247-08CD.

In case you attend NIPS in December, please contact me to arrange a meeting.

Thanks for your interest

Marcus Hutter, Assoc. Prof., RSISE

ABOUT RSISE. The Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering (RSISE) was established in 1996 as part of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia. RSISE focuses its work on research, research training and interaction with national and international communities.
ABOUT ANU. The Australian National University (ANU) is located in the city of Canberra, the Federal Capital of Australia. The ANU consistently ranks top among all Universities in the southern hemisphere, third in the Asia/Pacific region, and in the top 50 worldwide.
ABOUT CANBERRA. With a population of about 300'000, Canberra is a very clean and quiet city, surrounded by bush land and parks, and with Lake Burley Griffin in its geographical centre. It is a three-hour drive from Sydney, surfing beaches, and Australia's ski resorts.
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