Research Associate Positions
There are up to two (2) full-time equivalent research positions for each of the following MRGs:
V-EUPNEA: Living, Breathing Virtual Worlds
Research focus on the simulation, analysis and visualization of life (virtual humans, crowds, traffic) in Virtual Worlds at different scales and levels of realism. Our goal is to build as realistic as possible virtual worlds to improve upon the physical world.
Research focus on understanding real environments at multiple scales and increasing complexity (e.g., objects, indoor scenes, outdoor scenes, buildings and ultimately urban environments), thus bridging the gap between virtual and physical worlds.
Learning Agents and Robots
Research focus on reinforcement learning, deep learning, optimization, control, multiagent systems and computational intelligence methods for creating autonomous software and robotic agents that learn to solve tasks and adapt to dynamic environments.
DeepCamera: The Next Generation of Smart Cameras
Research focus on developing and seamlessly integrating a robust and reliable level of deep-learning approach (e.g., intelligence), into existing camera hardware (e.g., high-end/low-end sensors to create what we can call a smarter-camera system) that will provide robust and reliable data acquisition, storage, manipulation/feature extraction, computer vision task-driven decisions, and visualization of acquired input camera data, thereby overcoming the limitations of existing imaging/video pipeline solutions.
Socially-Competent Robotic and Agent Technologies (SCRAT)
Research focus on machine learning, computational learning theory, natural language processing and generation, preference elicitation, symbolic knowledge representation, commonsense reasoning, formal argumentation, cognitive computing, and explainable AI. Work will be undertaken towards the development of cognitive assistants for human task-solving, and towards the development of machine-mediated solutions for human-to-human interaction.
Smart Networked Systems
Research focus on Computer Networks, Protocols for IoT and Multimedia Communications, 5G Technologies, Security, Edge/Fog and Mobile Cloud Computing, and Smart City Applications. Research will be conducted related to Traffic Offloading, Relaying, D2D communication, and Edge computing in 5G wireless networks.
More details about each of the above-mentioned MRG research areas can be found at www.rise.org.cy/en-gb/research/research-groups/. Candidates interested in more than one MRG must clearly state their priority preference in their application - applications that do not specify the MRG(s) of interest will not be considered.
Bachelor's degree and/or postgraduate degree in a relevant field (e.g. Interactive Media, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering) from an accredited institution
Excellent knowledge of both spoken and written English language
Previous research experience and high impact research publications will be considered an advantage
Previous relevant industrial experience will be considered an advantage
Previous grant-writing experience will be considered an advantage
For non-EU applicants a work permit will be required