Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Machine Learning

Bristol, Bristol (GB)
14 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Machine Learning

Job number   ACAD104447
 School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Maths
Contract type   Open Ended
Working pattern   Full time
Salary    £33,797 - £42,792
Closing date for applications    15-Mar-2020

The SPHERE project (a Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in a Residential Environment), funded by EPSRC, has been developing a unique integrated platform of sensors to deploy in people’s homes to monitor their health and wellbeing during everyday life ( Within this exciting interdisciplinary project we are looking for exceptional candidates to strengthen our data mining capability. 

You will work on robust, sustainable data integration and machine learning techniques for mining data from the diverse range of ambient, video, and on-body sensors deployed within this large project. You will build on the work done to date by the data mining and data fusion work team, as well as on a range of relevant machine learning and data mining expertise in the Bristol Intelligent Systems Laboratory.

For this post we are particularly looking for candidates with relevant experience in learning from varying degrees of supervision and/or leveraging synthetic data. The first topic anticipates cases in which a perfect ground truth cannot be obtained, and is related to learning from weak and noisy labels, modelling annotator variability, model-based learning, etc. The second topic is concerned with synthetically generated but realistic data matching different contexts and environments and builds upon current machine learning research such as transfer learning and generative adversarial models. You will therefore have a strong research track record in machine learning and data mining with particular experience in some of these topics; please expand on this in your cover letter.

For informal enquires contact: Professor Peter Flach, 

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us. 

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