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Postdoc (CWI, Amsterdam): Learning utility functions for Negotiation & Intelligent Control

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Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI, the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science) is looking for a postdoc to join the Intelligent and Autonomous Systems research group. The pertinent project "Grid-Friends" is an industry collaboration in which CWI provides the scientific foundation. The position is embedded in a diverse team of motivated junior and senior researchers with experience and ongoing complementary projects on topics such as negotiation, smart energy systems, (deep) multi-agent learning, and more.
Brief job description:
Autonomous control requires a model of the preferences for the user (or users) to be represented. This model must deal with partial information and uncertainty, which may be addressed with techniques from function approximation and machine learning/planning under uncertainty. The Grid-Friends project has a vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher to address local control in smart energy cooperatives, in charge of optimizing the activation of flexible assets and external negotiation commitments. The vacant position aims to build on meaningful representations of partial preference models, devise negotiation and/or control strategies given such models, and build novel preference elicitation algorithms to optimally query a user to improve utility function approximations.
More information about the position and the group can be found on our website. Please apply before/until April 23 to be considered for the first selection of interviews.

Last modified: 2018-04-14 13:15:52