PostDoc with strong mathematical background for project in Reinforcement Learning

For the European coordinated research project "DELTA: Dynamically Evolving Long-Term Autonomy" funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) we are looking for a PostDoc with strong background in mathematics (such as dynamic programming, probability theory, statistics, optimization, OR) and interest in reinforcement learning.

DELTA is a joint research project involving partners from Austria, Belgium, France, and Spain. Work will include visits to and collaboration with other sites. Research at our institute under the supervision of Prof. Peter Auer will focus on the development and analysis of reinforcement learning algorithms for exploration in changing environments. Starting point is the UCRL algorithm [Jaksch et al., Near-optimal regret bounds for reinforcement learning, JMLR (11) 1563-1600, 2010].

The position is for 3 years beginning with January 2018. Salary is about 50000 EUR per year (after taxes and insurance contributions this is net about 33000 EUR) including benefits like health insurance.

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The University of Leoben is one of Austrias three universities of technology and considered to be one of Austrias top universities. Leoben is a small yet nice town in the mountains, Austrias second largest city Graz is in commuting distance (45min by train) and the capital Vienna is not too far either (90min by car, 2h by train).

Applications should include a CV, up to three recent publications as well as contact information of up to three senior academics who are willing to serve as reference.

Please send applications (until September 3rd) as well as further inquiries to:

Ronald Ortner
Department Mathematik und Informationstechnolgie
Montanuniversitaet Leoben
Franz-Josef-Strasse 18
A-8700 Leoben

Tel: ++43 (0)3842 402-1503
Fax: ++43 (0)3842 402-1502

Job location: 
8700 Leoben
Contact and application information
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Contact name: 
Ronald Ortner