The Quantum Interaction (QI) research group at QUT has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to undertake research within the context of an Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) funded project, “Contextual models of information fusion”.
The background of the project is information fusion, which is a process in which human subjects process multi-modal information sources such as images and social media, but where the source of the information can be inaccurate, uncertain, incomplete, biased, conflicting or ambiguous. This project will aim to develop quantum models of human decision making around trust and has the following objectives:
1) Diagnose and analyse the prevalence of contextuality in information fusion with regard to decisions of trust.
2) Develop models of contextually sensitive information fusion and express them as probabilistic programs (P-programs)
The semantics of the P-programs will be expressed as probabilistic hypergraphs, which have been used to characterize contextuality in quantum physics. This is a joint project between QUT and the School of Psychology and Brain Sciences, Indiana University (Professor Jerome Busemeyer). You will work under the supervision of Professor Peter Bruza, the PI on the project, and leader of the QI group (http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/bruza/)
Queensland University of Technology
You should have a PhD, a good publication record, and research experience in the development of formal models. Strong theoretical background, especially probability theory, and good programming skills are required. Some knowledge of quantum theory, the Julia language and linear programming will be an advantage.
This post has funding for two years starting from February 2018.
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