Research Assistant / Research Associate in Argumentation-based Explainable AI
This post of Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) is to conduct world-leading research on argumentation-based deep interactive explanations for data-centric methods, under the direction of Prof Francesca Toni, within the ERC Advanced Project ADIX (Argumentation-based Deep Interactive eXplanations). It will focus on building argumentation-based explainable machine learning models built from data, possibly...
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- Reference ENG02505
- Date posted 10 February 2023
- Closing date 12 March 2023
This post of Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) is to conduct world-leading research on argumentation-based deep interactive explanations for data-centric methods, under the direction of Prof Francesca Toni, within the ERC Advanced Project ADIX (Argumentation-based Deep Interactive eXplanations). It will focus on building argumentation-based explainable machine learning models built from data, possibly based on twinning argumentation-based models with stand-alone, data-driven models and/or defining machine learning models by reasoning argumentatively with data, in such a way that humans can naturally interact with the resulting explainable AI solutions to understand and improve them. The successful candidate will be expected to interact with other researchers in ADIX and with external collaborators in legal settings.
The post is based in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. This is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities. The department has achieved top results in each of the research assessment exercises undertaken by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. The successful applicant will join the CLArg research group, led by Prof Toni: this is a friendly, vibrant, multi-national team working on various aspects of argumentation-based XAI (for further information on the group and related projects, see: https://clarg.doc.ic.ac.uk).
Duties and responsibilities
The position offers an exciting opportunity for conducting internationally leading and impactful research in explainable AI. The Research Assistant/Associate will be responsible for researching and delivering argumentation-based, interactive explainable AI solutions for a variety of machine learning models built from data, possibly based on twinning these models with stand-alone argumentation-based, data-driven models, and will be expected to submit publications to top-tier conferences and journals in AI.
To apply for this position, you must have a strong computer science background with a focus on AI, have experience, including a proven publication track-record, in at least two of the following areas, as well as ability and willingness to become familiar with the other: machine learning, computational argumentation, computational logic. You should also have:
- A PhD degree (Research Associate) in computer science or a related area.
- Familiarity with standard machine learning libraries/data analysis.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to work with others.
- Ability to organise your own work and set priorities to meet deadlines.
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD but are in the process of obtaining one will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194 to £41,388 per annum.
In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:
- A full CV, with a list of all publications
- A 2-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.
Informal enquiries related to the position should be directed to Prof. Francesca Toni: firstname.lastname@example.org
For queries regarding the application process contact Jamie Perrins: email@example.com
About Imperial College London
Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.
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Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
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