Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate in the EPSRC and DSTL funded UDRC Phase 3 project. This is a large project with several open positions, including one within the Machine Intelligence Group at the School of Informatics in the University of Edinburgh.

The particular focus of this post is on certifying and verifying deep neural networks. As Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are deployed in increasingly many and increasingly mission-critical applications, it becomes more important to be confident that their outputs can be relied upon for decision-making. This is a particularly salient concern when DNN-based systems are deployed and exposed to new, unexpected, and potentially adversarial inputs. The researcher will develop novel methods for certifying and verifying that DNNs are fit for purpose, even when extrapolating in the presence of novel inputs. Potential techniques to explore include both formal and meta-learning based approaches to increasing reliability to out of sample data, as well as explainable AI approaches to allow reasoning to be manually checked for validity.


University of Edinburgh


The competitive candidate will have a strong track record of publications in venues such as CVPR, ICCV, ICLR, ICML and NIPS.

Language requirements:

This fixed-term post is available for a period of 2.5 years from January 2019.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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