As part of the EU-funded research project HumanE AI Net, which brings together top European research centres in AI, the Sensor Technology Research Centre at the University of Sussex is looking for a software developer to lead the development of the technical infrastructure to establish benchmark datasets and run machine learning challenges in “human-centered AI”, with a focus on the multimodal perception and modelling of human behaviour from a variety of multimodal sensors.
The applicant will have strong joint engineering and scientific background, with a demonstrated expertise in applied AI and applied machine learning, a solid understanding of the challenges and approaches to managing terabyte-sized machine learning datasets, and an appreciation of the needs of the scientific community in relation to establishing recognised AI benchmarks.
The applicant will have strong organisational skills and will be able to work with a high degree of autonomy and self-motivation in a large, versatile, European research project, taking own initiatives, be creative, ambitious and contributing to enhancing the reputation of the University of Sussex in AI. The applicant will participate in EU project meetings (online or in EU countries if travel restrictions allow for this), and will be expected to initiate and lead activities related to large-scale AI datasets and AI/ML challenges.
The applicant will produce high value scientific papers, as well as open source code related to the project.
The ideal candidates will have a Master in computer science or computer engineering and may be working towards a PhD.
You will work directly with Prof. Daniel Roggen, with a base in the Department of Engineering. In addition, the applicant will share his/her knowledge with other colleagues active in AI at the University of Sussex.
Employment will be subject to the right to work in the UK. Please note that the University of Sussex is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex requires all successful applicants to provide proof of permission to work in the UK before they commence work. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website.
Background. The Sensor Technology Research Centre at the University of Sussex has a major research focus on computational behaviour analytics: the science advancing sensor technologies and AI to recognise and eventually understand human activities and behaviour, for a wide range of applications with high societal value. The Centre has established several large scale machine learning datasets (e.g. the SHL Locomotion/Transportation Dataset; the Opportunity dataset of activities of daily living; the Skoda dataset of manufacturing activities) and has organised several machine learning challenges over the years (e.g. the Opportunity Challenge in 2011 and the SHL Challenge in 2018, 2019 and 2020).
Please contact Prof. Daniel Roggen (email@example.com) for informal enquiries.