Predoctoral researcher

WorkplaceFlemish Region, Ghent, Belgium


Predoctoral researcher

Msc in artificial intelligence, computer science, informatics, engineering (with interest in AI)

Job description

A PhD grant for research in human-like artificial intelligence focusing on machine listening is available at Ghent University from Jan 1st 2020. The PhD should focus on mimicking human auditory perception of the environment including the people present to improve the situational awareness of AI systems. This will eventually lead to more engaging and more efficient interactions between humans and machines. The PhD researcher will be part of a large Flemish initiative on Artificial Intelligence including 100+ researchers distributed over the main universities in Belgium. On a daily basis, she/he will interact with the group of about 40 PhD candidates at UGent working on this initiative. UGent offers a grant that corresponds in net monthly income to the wage of a starting Engineer in Flanders. In addition Ghent University offers various benefits and opportunities for career development to its PhD candidates (see ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

Profile of the candidate

Candidates should have a strong track record in machine learning, artificial intelligence, artificial neural networks, and/or robotics. To enrol in the PhD program, a master degree is required. Preferably, this degree should be in artificial intelligence, computer science, informatics, but candidates with a degree in other disciplines of engineering are also welcomed. Their curriculum should prove an interest in hearing and listening. Prior interdisciplinary work combining human factors and AI is a strong advantage.

How to apply

Expressions of interest (including CV, transcript of education track record, and motivation letter) should be sent to Prof. D. Botteldooren by email dick.botteldooren [at] ugent[.]be until November 15th 2019. Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview.


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