University of Alberta / Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute Postdoctoral Fellow

This position offers a benefits package found at Postdoctoral Fellows Benefits.

The Department of Computing Science, and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), at the
University of Alberta have an immediate opening for one postdoctoral fellow to work with Amii Fellow
Professor Osmar Zaiane in the area of Artificial Intelligence research. Amii is one of three centers of
excellence in the Pan-Canadian AI strategy. The postdoc position is to start as soon as a candidate is
identified and will last for a period of two years subject to satisfactory performance.

The postdoctoral fellow will work on a research project related to Machine Malfunction Prediction and
Machine Adaptation using Machine Learning. This project investigates effective means to automatically
predict machine failures and strategies to adapt a malfunctioning machine to continue its mission
before maintenance can be performed. The research applies Machine learning and Data Mining and
focuses on Reinforcement Learning techniques to achieve these goals.
For the postdoc position, we look for someone with sufficient knowledge and research experience in
machine learning, reinforcement learning and GFlowNets.

You must hold a PhD degree within computer science or a closely related discipline. Qualifications within at
least one of the following scientific areas are required:

  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Machine learning (e.g., semi-supervised learning, transfer learning, deep models, GFlowNets)
  • Robotics

The following technical qualifications are also emphasized:

  • Strong programming skills in at least one of Java, C/C++, and Python
  • Software development and system implementation (practical product experience is a plus)

You are expected to be proactive, self-motivated, good at communication (both oral and written English),
and cooperative in interdisciplinary collaboration.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, 1-2 page research statement, and contact
information for 2-5 references to Additional material may
be submitted at the discretion of the candidate. Incomplete applications will not be

The starting date for this position is negotiable. The review of applications will begin as soon
as possible and the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be
given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals
will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive
workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We especially encourage women; First
Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons
of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the
further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

The Department of Computing Science is home to nearly 50 tenured and tenure-track faculty members
and over 200 graduate students in its PhD and thesis-based MSc programs.

The University of Alberta has over 31,000 undergraduate students, 7,600 graduate students, and 600
postdoctoral fellows are part of the university’s exceptional learning and research environment.

Edmonton, Alberta’s capital, offers a rich array of cultural, professional, sports, and entrepreneurial
activities, with easy access to Canada’s Rocky Mountains, and its public elementary and secondary
schools provide high-quality education.

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