Postdoctoral Fellows

University of Waikato

  • Waikato

Artificial Intelligence Institute

Ko wai mātou? - Who are we?

Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, the University of Waikato, has its people at heart and strives to provide students with a world-class education, and staff with a research-rich environment where their contributions and engagement are valued.

The AI Institute is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced person to contribute to the research objectives associated with the TAIAO project (Time-Evolving Data Science/Artificial Intelligence for Advanced Open Environmental Science), led by the University of Waikato.

Ngā kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

This is a data science programme of $13 million over 7 years, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE). It will advance the state-of-the-art in environmental data science by developing new machine learning methods for time series and data streams that are able to deal with large quantities of big data in real time, tailored to deal with data collected on the New Zealand environment. It will build a new open source framework to implement machine learning on time series data, provide an open available repository with datasets to improve reproducibility in environmental data science, and build capability in fundamental and applied data science, accessible to all New Zealanders.

You will conduct high-quality research related to the TAIAO in the area of Machine Learning for Data Streams and Time Series/Machine Learning for Weak signals and Extreme Events/Deep Learning, in particular: data streams adaption and interpretation, deep learning, neural networks and parallel stream learning.

Ko wai koe? - Who are you?

If you are excited about the prospect of this role, you will have the following:

  • A PhD in Computer Science or a relevant field is essential along with a record of high-quality research and publications
  • Research skills in alignment with the TAIAO project
  • Ability to apply information and communication technologies to achieve desired outcomes and maintain and update those skills

To be successful and get the most out of this role you will be enthusiastic, proactive and goal orientated. You will be a team player, committed to achieving excellence in research, academic success and service through a culture of openness, flexibility and collegiality.

We strongly encourage applicants with the relevant capabilities from all backgrounds to apply. We would greatly value seeing applicants from our Māori community.

He aha ngā take me tono mai ai koe? - Why should you apply for this position?

Our University provides a unique and satisfying work environment with many benefits to our staff including study opportunities and generous leave provisions.

The salary for this position will be in the range of $80,837 to $89,294 dependent on qualifications, skills and experience of the successful candidate.

This position is fixed-term until September 2024.

Closing Date: 23 August 2022

To view the position description, please click here.

Vacancy Number: 420213

For further information and to apply online, please click here

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