Research Fellow (76949-116)

University of Warwick - Department of Computer Science

Fixed Term Contract: 24 months.

We are seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on methods for data reduction in data analysis.

You will work under the supervision of Dr Nathan Griffiths, Prof Graham Cormode, Dr Abhir Bhalerao and Prof Stephen Jarvis on the EPSRC/Jaguar Land Rover funded project "TASCC: The Cooperative Car". The aim of this 5 year project is to improve the driving experience and increase safety and efficiency through enhanced autonomy and cooperation. Specifically, the project will develop and apply techniques in data mining, machine learning, agent-based systems and behavioural sciences, to build cooperative software systems, and develop methods for predicting, modelling and influencing driver behaviour.

You will possess a PhD degree in Computer Science or a closely related discipline (or you will shortly be obtaining it). You will contribute to the creation of data mining and prediction models from on-board vehicle data and/or the development of data reduction techniques (known variously as dimensionality reduction, sketching, random projection, principal components analysis etc.).

You should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Data mining
  • Machine learning
  • Signal processing
  • Signal selection, feature extraction and/or feature selection
  • Mining/analysis of engineering systems data (ideally, of vehicle telemetry data)
  • Real-time machine learning
  • Mining/analysis of geo-spatial data
  • Dimensionality reduction, sketching or compression
  • Time series analysis
  • High dimensional data analysis

You should have excellent programming abilities, and good written and verbal communication skills to enable you to communicate effectively with the project partners and contribute to writing scientific articles.

The challenges to be addressed in this project involve the development of novel data reduction and analysis (aka 'sketching') techniques for vehicle sourced data to cope with sequentiality of observations, evolving trends, seasonality, local periodicity, and correlation of information across multiple sensors, scales and granularities. You will develop and evaluate new lightweight sketch techniques for: in-vehicle sensor data; hierarchical data analysis across multiple levels of granularity; and cross-correlation of sensors within and across vehicles, with relatively low-bandwidth communication.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD thesis, any offer of employment made to you will be an under-appointment to the post of Research Assistant at Level 5 in the University’s grade structure and with a salary of £28,453. Once your PhD has been awarded and we have evidence of this from you, you will be appointed to the substantive post of Research Fellow at Level 6 and with a salary within the range stated above.

Candidates should provide with their application form, a CV and list of publications. Informal enquiries to Nathan.Griffiths@warwick.ac.uk are welcome.

Start date is expected to be January/February 2017, but this is subject to negotiation.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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