Applications are invited for a Research Fellow position in the Agents, Interaction and Complexity Group, in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. The School is the largest of its kind in the UK and in the last Research Assessment Exercise (in 2008) Computer Science was ranked joint second in the UK for the quality of its research, with 85 per cent of its research work being rated as either world leading or internationally excellent. The successful candidate will work on a major new collaborative interdisciplinary project, led by Prof. Sandor Veres, that is seeking to develop novel intelligent autonomous control approaches for multi-agent systems within real world industrial applications (e.g. coordinating multiple unmanned autonomous vehicles and mobile sensors). In particular, the project will develop approaches for decentralized decision-making in teams of autonomous intelligent agents including complex behaviour such as coalition formation for specific goals.
You should possess a PhD in a relevant discipline (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Operations Research, or Economics), and have established a strong research pedigree in your area (as evidenced by publications in top quality journals and conferences). In particular, expertise in one or more of the following areas will be an advantage: multi-agent systems, decision theory, artificial intelligence, and/or decentralized coordination and control.