Swiss: Jobs at the Swiss AI lab IDSIA: postdoc & developer

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We are seeking an outstanding postdoc and a developer in
the fields of handwriting recognition / machine learning / image
processing. Goal: to advance the state of the art in handwriting
recognition, for example, by further improving the recent
state-of-the-art recurrent network algorithms for connected
handwriting. This is a collaboration with the Swiss
company Lifeware.

Salary: Postdoc ~ SFR 72,000 / year ~ US$ 70,000 (10 July 2008)
Developer: ~ SFR 62,000 / year
Start: now or soon

To apply, please follow the instructions under
http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/kti2008.html

Juergen Schmidhuber

About IDSIA: IDSIA is small but visible, competitive, and influential. For example, its ant colony optimization algorithms broke numerous benchmark records and are now widely used in industry for routing, logistics etc. (today entire conferences specialize on artificial ants). IDSIA is also the origin of the first mathematical theory of optimal universal artificial intelligence and self-referential universal problem solvers. And IDSIA’s artificial recurrent neural networks learn to solve numerous previous unlearnable sequence processing tasks through gradient descent, artificial evolution and other methods. Research topics also include complexity and generalization issues, unsupervised learning and information theory, forecasting, learning robots. IDSIA was the smallest of the world’s top ten AI labs listed in the 1997 "X-Lab Survey" by Business Week magazine, and ranked in fourth place in the category "Computer Science – Biologically Inspired". IDSIA’s most important work was done after 1997 though.
Switzerland is a good place for scientists. It is the origin of special relativity (1905) and the World Wide Web (1990), is associated with 105 Nobel laureates, and boasts the world’s highest number of Nobel prizes per capita, the highest number of publications per capita, the highest number of patents per capita, the highest citation impact factor, the most cited single-author paper, etc.  Switzerland also got the highest ranking in the list of happiest countries :-)

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