Research Fellow (80047-097)

University of Warwick

Fixed Term Position: 24 months (with possibility to extend)

We are seeking to recruit a postdoctoral research fellow to work on mining data from passenger vehicles.

You will work under the supervision of Prof 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 (or an equivalent qualification) 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. You should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas:

  • data mining 
  • machine learning 
  • signal selection, feature extraction and/or feature selection 
  • mining/analysis of vehicle telemetry data 
  • real-time machine learning 
  • mining/analysis of geo-spatial data 
  • 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 mining and prediction models that support a new class of intelligent vehicle features using in-depth knowledge of occupant and vehicle data. This will include analysing high-dimensional data, applying real-time classifiers, and contending with concept drift, to create accurate pattern-of-life analysis using categorical and navigation data. You will develop signal selection, feature extraction and feature selection techniques, methods for prediction and modelling of pattern-of-life/behaviour and vehicle usage patterns.

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 December 2017 or January 2018, but this is subject to negotiation.

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 £28,936. 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.

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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