Microsoft-INRIA Joint Lab.
Sept. 2011 - Aug. 2013
Both positions have now been filled
Two 24-months post-doctoral positions concerned with the application of Machine Learning methods to Search and Optimization are opened. The positions will be held at the Microsoft-INRIA joint laboratory at Saclay, (20km south of Paris), France.
A key challenge today for Constraint solvers is to be able to reformulate an existing CSP efficiently until the problem becomes obviously solvable or unsolvable. One possible topic of the post-doc will be to turn the reformulation of a given CSP into a reinforcement learning problem: define the state and actions spaces, and investigate the feasibility of learning a good reformulation strategy.
Another possible research direction is to identify the context of competence of specific heuristics within the search, and to use the gained knowledge to define heuristics selection strategies.
- 12+12 months contract, starting from September 2011.
- net salary: approx. 2100 Euros per month (health insurance included).
Screening of applications starts immediately and continues until the position is filled.
Send cover letter including names of at least two references, CV and links to PhD dissertation (or draft) and up to three most relevant publications to the following emails: