PhD student in Artificial Intelligence /
The Nordling Lab at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) is seeking PhD students in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automatic Control. Our group is doing potentially lifesaving interdisciplinary research that involves our core competence in data science and mathematical modelling of biological and cyber-physical systems. We study human learning and cognitive development, in order to develop new learning methods for artificial neural networks (ANNs). We are currently building smart toys, containing sensors and actuators, that enable us to record longitudinal data on how children interact with the toy and thus study
We welcome applications from anyone with a Master in a quantitative STEM field, e.g. Science, Technology, Engineering, Economics, and Mathematics, that is interested in Deep Learning. Documented courses on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Automatic Control, System Identification, Signal Processing, Statistics, Stochastic Processes, or Algebra is beneficial. Experience of using a scientific programming language, in particular Python or Matlab, is required, and knowledge of C/C++ beneficial. A tuition waiver, a scholarship, and part-time employment as a research assistant
To apply, please submit (1) a current CV, including a short biography and link to your GitHub/Bitbucket profile, (2) one recommendation letter, (3) a recent transcript, as one PDF file by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15th, 2019. Please write “Application for PhD student in Artificial Intelligence / Automatic Control at Nordling Lab” in the subject field of your email. You also need to apply for admission to the doctoral program in Mechanical Engineering at NCKU by October 30th, see https://bit.ly/2ChWH0i. If you apply to any other doctoral program, then you will not be able to join the Nordling Lab.
About the Principal Investigator
About the National Cheng Kung University
NCKU is one of the two major comprehensive universities in Taiwan, located in Tainan. The other one is National Taiwan University in Taipei. NCKU is number one in Engineering and Material Science based on research paper ranking by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. NCKU is also number one in Academia-Industry Collaborations nationwide. The Best College Graduates Nominated by Industry (Global Views Magazine/104 Job Bank) and by top 1000 Taiwanese Enterprises (Cheers Magazine) ranked NCKU as number one in Taiwan 2010-2015. Times Higher Education placed NCKU 501-600th in World University Rankings 2018, 47th in Asia University Rankings 2017, and 22nd in BRICS & Emerging Economies 2017. NCKU was ranked 29th in “The Best Global Universities for Engineering” by the US News & World Report 2016 and 49th in Engineering by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2014. The 2016 Essential Science Indicators (ESI) ranking of published articles placed NCKU 24th in Engineering and 48th in Material Science. The Dept. of Mechanical Engineering ranks 2nd in Taiwan and 24th in Asia.
About Taiwan and Tainan
Taiwan (formally the Republic of China) is a stable democracy located on Formosa, an island east of the Peoples Republic of China and south of Japan. Standard Chinese is the official language and traditional Chinese characters are used. According to
Tainan is the oldest city and was the capital of Taiwan for over 2 centuries. Nowadays, it is considered the cultural capital with the largest number of temples and
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
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