Dear colleagues,

Our new Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging 
Technologies (RISE), located in sunny Nicosia, Cyprus, is looking for its first 
research associates. The deadline for applications is Thursday, April 6th, 2018.

Members of the this community might be particularly interested in the following 
two Multidisciplinary Research Groups currently being formed:

  *   Socially-Competent Agent Technologies MRG
Research focus on machine learning, computational learning theory, natural 
language processing and generation, story comprehension, symbolic knowledge 
representation, commonsense reasoning, formal argumentation, cognitive 
computing, explainable AI.
  *   Transparency in Algorithms MRG
Research focus on algorithmic accountability and transparency, human biases in 
algorithms, user-algorithm feedback loops
I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about these opportunities 
and/or direct you to the relevant colleagues.

Regards,
Loizos

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Research Positions: Research Associates
No. of Positions: Twenty (20) full-time equivalent (part-time/full-time)
Positions Category: Employment contract
Location : RISE, Nicosia, Cyprus

The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging 
Technologies (RISE), announces twenty (20) full-time equivalent  
(part-time/full-time) positions for junior researchers under various 
Multidisciplinary Research Groups (MRGs). RISE is an equal opportunity 
employer. The positions are open to everyone, internationally. Applicants 
outside the EU may require a working VISA for Cyprus.

RISE is a newly founded research centre in Cyprus aiming to become a centre of 
excellence empowering knowledge and technology transfer in the region. It is a 
joint venture between the Municipality of Nicosia, the Max Planck Institute for 
Informatics (Germany), the University College London (UK) and the three public 
universities of Cyprus - University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, 
and Open University of Cyprus. This project has received funding from the 
European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme 
H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 (Teaming Phase 2) under grant agreement No. 
739578, as well as from the Cypriot Government, local and international 
partners and other sponsors.

The research focus of RISE is on interactive media. Interactive media have 
become an integral part of our lives, changing the way that information is 
conveyed to the user and the ways users interact with devices, with other 
people, and with the world around them. Research in RISE integrates the Visual 
Sciences, Human Factors & Design, and Communications & Artificial Intelligence, 
in a tight synergy that provides a unique interdisciplinary research 
perspective that emphasizes an "Inspired by Humans, Designed for Humans" 
philosophy. RISE is designed to act as an integrator of academic research and 
industrial innovation, towards the sustainable fuelling of the scientific, 
technological, and economic growth of Cyprus and Europe. For more information 
about RISE, please visit www.rise.org.cy<http://www.rise.org.cy/>.

There are two (2) full-time equivalent (part-time/full-time) research positions 
for each of the following MRGs:

  1.  Cognitive and Clinical Applications MRG
Research focus on the development and validation of Virtual Reality and mobile 
applications for cognitive training and clinical interventions
  2.  Interactive Media and Education/Edutainment MRG
Research focus on multimodal interaction and learning, emerging technologies 
for learning and entertainment/ edutainment, learning theory
  3.  Museums and Difficult Heritage MRG
Research focus on museum studies, with an emphasis on difficult heritage, 
conflict, interactive media, citizen science and socially engaged practices
  4.  Real-time Populated Virtual Environments MRG
Research focus on computer graphics -  animation and simulation of virtual 
humans, as well as  modelling and simulation of 3D built environments
  5.  Smart Networked Systems MRG
Research focus on computer networks, protocols for IoT and multimedia 
communications, 5G technologies, security, Edge/Fog and mobile cloud computing, 
and Smart City applications
  6.  Smart Human-centred Technologies MRG
Research focus on developing novel and applied techniques driven by the need to 
improve the quality of life of humans.
  7.  Smart, Ubiquitous, and Participatory Technologies for Healthcare 
Innovation MRG
Research focus on the smart, ubiquitous, and participatory technologies for 
healthcare innovation
  8.  Socially-Competent Agent Technologies MRG
Research focus on machine learning, computational learning theory, natural 
language processing and generation, story comprehension, symbolic knowledge 
representation, commonsense reasoning, formal argumentation, cognitive 
computing, explainable AI.
  9.  Transparency in Algorithms MRG
Research focus on algorithmic accountability and transparency, human biases in 
algorithms, user-algorithm feedback loops
  10. Virtual Reality for Well-being MRG
Research focus on Virtual Reality for well-being/ rehabilitation by exploring 
the fields of brain plasticity, social neuroscience and social psychology.
More details about each of the above-mentioned MRG research areas can be found 
at 
www.rise.org.cy/vacancies/mrgs<http://www.rise.org.cy/en-gb/vacancies/mrgs/>. 
Candidates who might be interested in more than one MRGs must clearly state 
their priority preference in their application.

Additional information about the application process can be found at 
www.rise.org.cy/vacancies<http://www.rise.org.cy/vacancies>.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, April 6th, 2018. The call will 
remain open and applications received after this date will be reviewed on a 
rolling basis, till positions are filled. For general inquiries, applicants may 
contact RISE at vacanc...@rise.org.cy<mailto:vacanc...@rise.org.cy>.

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