[ARENA] Call: Postdoc & MSc grants in Comp. Creativity (project ConCreTe)

Juan Romero evomusart gmail.com
Sexta-Feira, 25 de Outubro de 2013 - 03:34:26 WEST

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We invite applications for a 3-year, full time post-doctoral research
associateship, based in University of Coimbra, Portugal, focused on
concept creation technology.  The position forms part of an European
Union Framework Programme 7 grant, collaborative with 5 other academic
institutions. The project has a duration of  36 months.

As a whole, the project, ConCreTe, will investigate computational
models for the representation and production of previously unseen
concepts, and apply them in context of various forms of creativity
(e.g., design, narrative, poetry).  It will also investigate
evaluation methods for creative systems, including comparison with
humans via neuroscientific approaches. The project revolves around the
central framework of a simulated cognitive architecture, making
explicit the relationship between creativity and consciousness, and
forming an environment within which different kinds of concept
generator can work in competitive parallel and be compared.

University of Coimbra will maily contribute to the workpackages on
Conceptual Representations (particularly by exploring representations
based in Regulated Activation Networks), on Concept Creation (e.g., by
exploring Conceptual Blending and Bio-inspired concept generation
mechanisms), on the development of Applications of the framework
(e.g., for Design and for Text Processing) and on the Evaluation of

The successful applicant will have a strong background in artificial
intelligence, and will be a competent programmer. They will be willing
to co-supervise PhD and MSc students working in themes of the project.
They will be competent communicators, both formally and informally,
and they will be prepared to collaborate with and travel to partner
institutions for extended working periods (not normally longer than 2

We have one Post-doc and 2 MSc grants available within the 3-years FP7
project ConCreTe:

	Postdoc: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=39612
(Deadline: 31-10-2013)
	MSc 1: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=39611
(Deadline: 31-10-2013)
	MSc 2: http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=39569
(Deadline: 30-10-2013)

More about ConCreTe:


Applications should be sent to:

Best regards,

Penousal machado

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