Kostas Stathis

Professor in Computer Science

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Two PhD Studentships in AI

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

PhD Studentships in Artificial Intelligence
Starting date: Jan 2019

Applications are invited for two fully-funded PhD studentships in Artificial Intelligence at Royal Holloway, University of London. The research areas of interest include (but are not limited to) planning, knowledge representation & reasoning, natural language processing, explanation, autonomous control and learning (stochastic, deep or symbolic). We expressly encourage applicants interested in applications that cut across some of these technical areas and wish to develop AI techniques in the context of interdisciplinary research for domains, such as healthcare, productivity, sustainability, transportation, and commerce.

The studentships are for three years and include a stipend of circa 16,777GBP per year plus a Home/EU fee waiver. The supervision teams for the studentships will be interdisciplinary but with the lead supervisor from the Department of Computer Science. Applicants are expected to have obtained a good degree in Computer Science or a cognate discipline, preferably at an MSc level and with a strong component in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Intelligent Systems or similar.

About Computer Science at Royal Holloway:

The Department of Computer Science is one of the UK’s leading centres for research into Computer Science. In the most recent Research Excellent Framework (REF 2014), we ranked 11th in the UK for the quality of our research output, with over 32% of our publications recognised as world leading, and a further 55% internationally excellent. The theories we develop lead to the design and building of novel practical computing systems, and their application in the real world. Research students enjoy a very lively research culture and are fully involved in the research activities of the Department (and share their successes). The Department also funds students to present their work at international conferences.

For further details of the Department of Computer Science see our web site http://www.rhul.ac.uk/computerscience. The positions are based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

How to Apply:

Informal queries about the studentships can be addressed to: Kostas.Stathis@rhul.ac.uk.

Formal applications should be sent to ai-scholarships@cs.rhul.ac.uk and include your CV (including contact details of one academic referee), a 1-2 page letter outlining your qualifications for the outlined areas, and any relevant academic transcripts.

Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis, with an initial deadline of 26th November 2018.

The Myth about Superhuman AI

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

This is a nice article deflating recent concerns about super-intelligence. Find it in this link here:

https://www.wired.com/2017/04/the-myth-of-a-superhuman-ai/

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