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Full Professor (W3) (m/f/d) in Machine Learning and Robotics

University of Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg
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University of Stuttgart

Faculty for Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Full Professor (W3) (m/f/d) in Machine Learning and Robotics


The professorship will be part of the newly founded Institute for Artificial Intelligence within the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. The candidate is expected to cover the areas of machine learning and robotics broadly in research and teaching, including fundamental aspects of learning theory and autonomous systems as well as AI application systems.

We are looking for an excellent scientist with international standing who has made distinguished contributions to several of the following areas:

  • Fundamentals of learning theory and decision theory
  • The realization of self-learning and intelligent behavior in robotic systems
  • Reinforcement learning and learning from demonstrations
  • Robotic-manipulation, mobile robotics and human-robot-interaction
  • Perception in robotics
  • Integration of learning from simulations and from real-world observations
  • Planning and optimization methodology in machine learning and in robotics
  • Ethical aspects of machine learning and robotics
  • Application-driven AI research (e.g. in architecture and building industry, simulation science, design and production, biomedical systems)

The University and the Department of Computer Science provide excellent opportunities to participate in several highly reputed interdisciplinary research projects. These include the Clusters of Excellence “Integrative Computational Design and Construction for Architecture“ and “Data-Integrated Simulation Science“ which have machine learning and robotics as core areas. Furthermore, Cyber Valley is an initiative of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg to foster leading AI research and to join the activities of the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen, the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and of partners from industry and the local Fraunhofer Institutes. Cyber Valley provides a unique setting for collaboration including the International Max-Planck Research School on Intelligent Systems.

We expect the new professor to contribute to teaching in the Bachelor and Master programs in Computer Science, in particular in Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Machine Learning, to collaborate with the partners in Cyber Valley and the Clusters of Excellence, to participate in academic administration, and to take an active role in the acquisition of external funding.

The requirements for employment listed in § 47 and § 50 Baden-Württemberg university law apply.

Please submit your application no later than September 18th, 2020 by e-mail with one PDF attachment comprising curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates, list of publications, research and teaching proposals, as well the application form available at www.f05.uni-stuttgart.de/open-positions to Prof. Dirk Pflüger, Dekanat, Pfaffenwaldring 47, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany, e-mail: dekanat@f05.uni-stuttgart.de. Please be aware of the risks regarding confidentiality and the integrity of your application contents when sending your application via unencrypted e-mail. A public key to encrypt your email can be found at www.f05.uni-stuttgart.de/open-positions.

The University of Stuttgart has established a Dual Career Program to offer assistance to partners of those moving to Stuttgart. For more information please visit the web-page at https://www.uni-stuttgart.de/en/university/employer/dualcareer/.

The University of Stuttgart is an equal opportunity employer. Applications of women are strongly encouraged. Severely challenged persons will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.


Posted: 2020-07-23 Expires: 2020-08-22

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Full Professor (W3) (m/f/d) in Machine Learning and Robotics

University of Stuttgart
Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg

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