Professor of Artificial Intelligence

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
£65,450 - £110,843
15 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty/Directorate: ‘Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media’

Salary Info: £65,450 - £110,843. Starting salary dependent on individual experience and expertise matched against the university's professorial criteria. 

Contract Type:  Permanent , Full-time

Advert Closing Date:   13 December 2018 

De Montfort University (DMU) is a vibrant, ambitious institution. Characterised by strong leadership and an international outlook, DMU achieved a TEF Gold ranking for its teaching quality and prestigious awards for its #DMUGlobal initiative. This is testament to an ongoing focus on teaching and learning, a research portfolio that is worth millions of pounds and enviable links with industry. Located within Leicester's cosmopolitan city centre, DMU's £136 million campus transformation is creating the modern, inspiring environments our students and staff deserve. 

Faculty / Directorate

The School of Computer Science and Informatics is based within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media. It offers a wide range of courses to other undergraduates and postgraduates in line with emergent demand and the nature of these fast-moving, competitive disciplines. We have a solid track record of ground-breaking research and in REF2014, nearly 60% of the School's research was considered to be world leading or internationally excellent. As a subject, Computer Science is ranked 309/500 in the Shanghai Ranking of Universities. Alongside the university as a whole, we have huge ambitions for the future in terms of our offering to students and the quality and scale of our research.


Excellent teaching is at the heart of our commitment to professional, creative and vocational education. Our passionate and enthusiastic lecturers have earned 18 National Teaching Fellowships, making DMU one of the top universities in the UK on this measure of teaching excellence evidenced by its TEF Gold ranking. It is our goal to become the leading provider of professional and creative education with research that pushes boundaries and improves lives. We wish to attract more talented, professional and creative academics to our campus. 

Ideal Candidate

The successful applicant is expected to provide leadership to the research,
external income generation and teaching of DMU's newly created Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IAI). The IAI comprises the established Centre for
Computational Intelligence (CCI) and the De Montfort University
Interdisciplinary Group in Intelligent Transport Systems (DIGITS). The
research interests in the IAI comprises Computational Intelligence, Fuzzy
Logic, Grey Systems, Optimisation, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and
Neural Networks with applications to Crowd Modelling, Supply Chain
modelling, Intelligent Transport Systems, Gaze tracking and Data Analytics for user behaviours. 

The successful candidate will be expected to lead the Institute for Artificial
Intelligence and work with School of Computer Science, the Directors of the Cyber Technology Institute, the Centre for Computing and Social
Responsibility, to develop an outstanding external profile for research in
artificial intelligence with strong impact on local businesses and established industry partners.

To discuss the post further, please contact Prof. Helge Janike, Head of School of Computer Science & Informatics (