Research Fellow in Epistemic Artificial Intelligence
£32,344, rising annually to £35,326
Full Time, Fixed Term - Researcher
The Visual Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Oxford Brookes University,
led by Professor Fabio Cuzzolin, is seeking a Research Fellow in Epistemic
Artificial Intelligence, to be appointed as soon as possible, full-time, for a
period of 28 months.
The Research Fellow will join the Lab's efforts in the context of a new
Horizon 2020 FET project “Epistemic AI” coordinated by Oxford Brookes. The
project's overarching objective is to develop a new paradigm for a next-
generation artificial intelligence providing worst-case guarantees on its
predictions thanks to a proper modelling of real-world uncertainties. The
project re-imagines AI from the foundations, with the aim of providing a
proper treatment of the ‘epistemic' uncertainty stemming from a machine's
forcibly partial knowledge of the world by means of advanced uncertainty
theory. https: // www. epistemic-ai.eu/
In particular, the work will focus on employing uncertainty measures (such as
non-additive probabilities and random sets) to ‘robustify' statistical
learning and unsupervised learning (e.g. by generalising generative
adversarial networks), create a robust theory of supervised learning (e.g.
by devising suitable loss functions for random sets and convex sets of
probabilities) and propose an epistemic reinforcement learning framework by
reformulating sequential decision making under second-order uncertainty. The
new epistemic learning paradigms will be validated in the autonomous driving
The Visual Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is a fast-growing research unit
currently running on a budget of £3.2 million from nine live projects funded
by the EU (2), Innovate UK (2), Leverhulme, EPSRC and others.
We are leaders in the field of deep learning for action detection, but our
research interests span artificial intelligence, uncertainty theory, machine
learning, computer vision, autonomous driving, surgical and mobile robotics,
AI for healthcare. The Lab is currently pioneering frontier topics in AI such
as machine theory of mind, self-supervised learning, continual learning and
future event prediction. The Laboratory is part of the University's new
Institute for Ethical AI and is in the process of launching a new start-up to
develop the world's first AI-powered coaching app for competitive sports.
You will join a vibrant and fast growing team foreseen to comprise 35+ people
in 2022. You will support Prof Cuzzolin in the overall management of the
project, and will be assisted by another research fellow and two PhD students
on the project. You will be working on a network of cutting edge 4-GPU and
8-GPU workstations, mentor PhD and MSc students and seek additional external
funding to complement the Lab's existing activities.
You are encouraged to contact Prof Cuzzolin at email@example.com
for more information and an informal feedback on your application.
As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great
experience we offer our staff. You'll be joining a friendly, professional
environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the
success of Oxford Brookes University. To find out more about the benefits of
working for Oxford Brookes please visit: www. brookes.ac.uk/job-
The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values.
We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their
background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in
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