CERCIA@ University of Birmingham (UoB) is a world leader in nature-inspired computation (especially evolutionary computation) and its application. Its expertise include evolutionary computation, ensemble learning and search based software engineering. CERCIA@UoB is the overall coordinator of the ECOLE project.
It employs two ESRs and supervises PhD studies of four ESRs. The supervisors involved include Xin Yao, Leandro Minku, Peter Tino and Ata Kaban.
NEC will provide opportunities for ESRs to participate in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence research, help the ESRs better understand the industrial demands and applications, and supervise the ESRs to produce cutting-edge technologies with industrial impact.
They will be responsible for dedicated topics within project seminars and workshops as well as hosting a summer school.
ESRs at HRI-EU are explicitly embedded in the company’s organisational structure as they will become a part of the matrix structure organisation.
The company will provide ESRs with the opportunity to participate actively in scientific discussions, engineering know-how exchange and personal skill development.
Like NEC, they too will be responsible for dedicated topics within the project seminar and workshops and host summer schools.
The Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) is a center of excellence for multidisciplinary research and education in computer science and artificial intelligence (AI).
LIACS concentrates on the study of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science, with a strong foundation in core computer science. Research programmes include Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Big Data Mining, Natural Computing, Optimisation and Multiple-Criteria Decision Making.
All ESRs will have access to LIACS’ vibrant research and education environment and the institute’s modern office and computing facilities, including with the two computing clusters that it hosts for ESRs to carry out CPU-intensive research work.