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ERC- Advanced Grant DyCon Postdoc Contract, DeustoTech

The Chair of Computational Mathematics led by E. Zuazua of the DeustoTech Research Center in Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) offers a postdoctoral position to carry out mathematical and computational research, with excellent facilities within a world-wide academic and industrial-technological network.

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This position is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant “DYCON – Dynamic Control”.
Research activities will be focused in some of the priority lines of the project, that will be identified accordingly to the candidate's profile.

Faculty or centre: DeustoTech, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Basque Country,Spain

Job Summary

The European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant “DYCON – Dynamic Control”, coordinated by Enrique Zuazua at DeustoTech (University of Deusto, Bilbao – Basque Country – Spain), aims to develop a multifold research agenda in the broad area of Control of Partial Differential Equations (PDE) and their numerical approximation methods to contribute with new key theoretical methods and results, and to develop the corresponding computational software. This project identifies six key topics:

  • control of parameter dependent problems;
  • long finite time horizon control;
  • control under constraints;
  • inverse design of time-irreversible models;
  • memory models and hybrid PDE/ODE models,
  • and the links between finite and infinite-dimensional dynamical systems.

The chosen postdoc researcher will carry out mathematical and/or computational research on some of the main scientific priorities of DYCON in a multidisciplinary and international environment with excellent facilities.

Job Description

The chosen postdoc researcher will carry out mathematical and/or computational research, with excellent facilities and world-wide academic and industrial-technological network, in DeustoTech (Bilbao – Basque Country – Spain) in some of the priority lines of the project, that will be identified accordingly to the candidate's profile.

Main Research Field:

  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Control Systems
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Scientific Computing

Places available: 1
Estimated period: 1year + 1 year from January 2018.
Campus: Bilbao

Requirements

  • PhD Thesis in Mathematics, Physics, Informatics, Engineering or closely related areas, with emphasis on Partial Differential Equations, Control theory, Numerical Analysis and/or Scientific Computing.
  • Able to work in a highly motivated environment.
  • Strong team working & communication skills.
  • Good written English skills.
  • Driven, independent personality.

We offer

A temporary contract in Bilbao, University of Deusto, at a stimulating work environment within a highly motivated multidisciplinary team. Possibilities to continue a research career depending on performance

Comment/web site for additional job details

For more information please visit the DYCON webpage (http://enzuazua.net/the-newly-awarded-erc-advanced-grant-dycon-dynamic-control/), and those of DeustoTech (http://deustotech.deusto.es), contact Prof. Enrique Zuazua (enrique.zuazua@deusto.es) for additional information on the research topics or any other query.

How to apply/Application material required:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief research proposal aligned with DyCon objectives
  • Contact Information for two or three references
  • Complementary material

First call ends the 17 of November 2017. The Laboratory Deustotech at the University of Deusto in Bilbao (Spain) reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the positions open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.
 

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Learning Analytics –Engineering Research Assistant

Assist in the development of a literature study (and review) of the state-of-the-art of Learning Analytics in Spain, both with regard to research and its implementation in various educational levels and contexts.

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Organisation: The People Management Department at the University of Deusto is seeking candidates for the above position to join the Faculty of Engineering team.
Area: Learning Analytics – ICT educational sector

Duties

Assist in the development of a literature study (and review) of the state-of-the-art of Learning Analytics in Spain, both with regard to research and its implementation in various educational levels and contexts.

The successful candidate will work jointly with the members of the SNOLA network (Spanish Network of Learning Analytics - http://snola.es/), under the direct supervision of the Network universities. The network encourages collaboration between researchers and institutions for the dissemination and organisation of learning analytics initiatives on a state level, and promotes the resources for the integration of learning analytics systems in educational processes and training and education in the field of ICT in education.

Places available: 1
Campus: Bilbao

Requirements

  • Degree: We seek a person with an academic background in the field of computing, engineering or other technical degrees or with a degree in education and specialising in new technologies.
  • Experience as a university lecturer and researcher in the above fields. Professional experience in the educational field and in ICT and education projects will be an asset.
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish.
  • We seek a qualified professional, with a teaching vocation, empathy, capacity for teamwork, motivation for innovation, capacity to adapt and to identify with UD’s identity and mission.
     

The following will be highly valued

  • Knowledge of systematic literature review and mapping (SLR / mapping) methodologies.
  • Having contacts with other research groups working in this field.

Terms and employment

  • Joining the research team at the Faculty and the University in the 2017/2018 academic year (start date in September 2017). The economic terms will be based on the candidate's’ experience and skills.
  • The contract will be for three months on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will work closely and under the supervision of the SNOLA network universities.

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Senior Researcher – Orkestra Energy Area Coordinator

Orkestra – Basque Institute of Competitiveness is a centre for analysis and debate on territorial competitiveness. It was created in 2006 as part of Deusto Foundation at the University of Deusto. The Institute is the outcome of the convergence between various strategic, private and public strategies, aware that building competitive societies and companies is key to achieving prosperity and welfare.

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Orkestra’s Chair in Energy was aimed at being a benchmark in transformative research on energy. At present, the Chair in Energy is focused on three main areas of expertise.

  • Energy markets
  • Energy, technology, industry: Competitiveness and industrial development
  • Energy policy

The scope of action requires understanding the future evolution and trends of chain values, both in the energy sector and in those sectors operating as suppliers.

Orkestra aligns these areas of expertise with the critical factors of competitiveness, which requires working jointly with the companies and institutions involved in each challenge. Therefore, Orkestra does not only aim to generate new knowledge in the energy and competitive fields, but it also seeks to promote changes in energy challenges by means of new generated knowledge. It is therefore essential to promote transformative research so that the studies performed can be useful to achieve changes in the scope of action.

Further information: www.orkestra.deusto.es

Duties: Promote the Orkestra’s energy area under the supervision of the Institute's Management. Some of the duties include identifying energy-related challenges and scopes of action that may be of interest for companies and institutions; developing local and international relations in the field of energy within Orkestra's vision; enhancing this area of knowledge; ensuring and diversifying revenue collection and promoting the development of the capacities of the people working in the energy field.

Lead research projects in the energy field within the key knowledge areas. The successful candidate will take part in energy projects or other knowledge areas run by Orkestra as a researcher.

In addition, he/she should convey research findings to society, in general, and to companies and institutions in the energy field, in particular. He/she should also have a fluent relationship with sponsor companies and institutions, and contribute to achieving the incorporation of other companies, particularly in the energy sector.

Places available: 1

Location: Bilbao

Requirements

  • Education: Doctorate / PhD with technical background in Engineering or Economics and Business Sciences.
  • Experience: A professional with consolidated experience, with proven capacity to lead and coordinate research projects. It will be considered positive if the candidate has professional experience in the energy sector and has contacts and networks in this field. Additionally it is preferable that the candidate has worked or collaborated in the university environment or knowledge centres. 
  • Language skills: English (excellent command), Spanish (basic-average). Additionally knowledge of the Basque language will be an advantage.
  • Personal characteristics: Having a good knowledge and advanced competences in the energy field. Also, the successful candidate should know how to lead work teams and generate networks with funders and collaborators. We are seeking a person willing to take part in new collaborative, open ways of working, in a university setting. On the other hand, he/she should show a capacity to build constructive relationships both with other professionals at the Institute and with relevant actors in competitiveness, particularly those in the energy sector. Finally, having good interpersonal skills will also be an advantage.

We offer: Full-time permanent contract. Gross salary: It will be established according to the candidate’s experience.

Application deadline

15 October 2017

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PostDoc Position: Data Scientist on Heterogeneous Data Management and Analytics

The MORElab – envisioning Future Internet (http://www.morelab.deusto.es/) research group is one of the largest and most successful research groups at Deusto Foundation and belongs to DeustoTech-Internet, a research unit within DeustoTech – Deusto Institute of Technology.

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The group has a strong background in the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques to middleware for embedded and mobile system in order to foster context-aware reactivity. In addition, the group is currently focusing its research on the area of Smart Cities by leveraging its expertise on Ubiquitous Computing, Linked Open Data management and recommendation and social data mining (Big Data Analytics) to extract structured data from social networks and thus enable urban apps assisting the daily activities of citizens or visitors.

MORElab has recently obtained recognition as recognized research group within the Basque university system. As result of this grant, there is an opening to complete our research skills in heterogeneous data management and analytics. Concretely, we are looking for a PostDoc helping us in the execution of research projects and preparation of proposals of new European projects in the area of ICT oriented towards the resolution of socioeconomic issues. The group is currently embarked in several European H2020 projects which involve knowledge and expertise in the following sub-fields.

The candidates are expected to have knowledge in some of the following fields:

  • Crowdsourcing techniques - user-generated data verification and processing
  • Natural language processing and Big Data Analytics
  • Dialogue systems and chatbots
  • HCI, gamification and behaviour change modelling
  • User engagement and user experience

Additional knowledge in the following fields will be taken into account for accessing to the open position:

  • Big Data processing infrastructures and stacks
  • Visualization techniques
  • Linked Data
  • ICT infrastructure to foster Open Government
  • Co-creation and Open Innovation approaches
  • Semantic Web, IoT and Web of Data
  • Open Services and micro services

We are looking for candidates willing to join our team and help us consolidating our increasing expertise in the application of solutions around the extensive usage of data. This research group focuses on the “V” of variety within Big Data solutions. We are very interested on bringing together structured and non-structured data from heterogeneous sources, namely personal sensing devices, IoT sensor networks, Open Government Data, user-generated data through apps or social networks and even private data. The group faces the challenge of how to make sense out of data, progressing from data into knowledge. A core area that wants to be tackled is how to interpret human generated data and how to portray information to people in a more understandable manner. We want to progress on data understandability both by/for machines and people.

Candidates for this position should submit their CVs and a letter of interest explaining why they suit the requested need to dipina@deusto.es
Requirements that must be fulfilled by candidates are:

  • PhD in an area related to Big and Linked Data, NLP, IoT, HCI/UX, Dialogue Systems, Gamification, Open Government
  • Proven track record of expertise in the area by a good range of impact publications and open source contributions
  • Experience in the execution of past projects and in the preparation of proposals, particularly European, will be valued.

The candidate will integrate into the project team of one of our active European projects, namely SIMPATICO, WeLive, GreenSoul or City4Age. The candidate will actively participate in the preparation of European proposals and offers and execution of industrial projects. His/her integration into MORElab team will be an opportunity to develop as an applied research scientist in close contact with excellence research in the European domain and the Basque industrial sector.

Salary will be in the range 27-34K€ depending on the experience of the candidate.
 

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Research Assistant: Seamless Assets Localization, Tracking, and Mapping by fusing heterogeneous technologies

The research proposed will focus on the simulation and mobile platform implementation of Bayes rule based systems for seamless assets localization, tracking, and mapping by fusing the information coming from heterogeneous but standardized technologies.

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Faculty or centre

Deusto Institute of Technology (DeustoTech), located in Bilbao (Spain), is a Research Technology Organization linked to the University of Deusto (UD) and created with the mission of generating and transferring knowledge to the social and business fabric, and support the University through research, development and innovation in the field of ICT, and in accordance with the ethical and humanistic principles that define the UD. Reserach Unit: http://mobility.deustotech.eu/

Job Description

The research proposed will focus on the simulation and mobile platform implementation of Bayes rule based systems for seamless assets localization, tracking, and mapping by fusing the information coming from heterogeneous but standardized technologies.

The latest challenge in localization, tracking, and mapping is not to design specialized sensors for these tasks but to design and implement data fusion methods using the already available technologies. Data fusion in localization, tracking, and mapping is a key element for further advances of the field and presents exciting challenges for signal processing practitioners and researchers.

Places Available: 1

Campus: Bilbao

General requirements

Advanced command of English (C1 or equivalent) is desired. To be eligible, candidates must be full-time and physically present at the DeustoTech's premises. All qualified candidates will be considered.

Specific requirements

Candidates who want to apply for this vacancy should have a first class or good degree in Mathematics, Physics, Telecommunications Engineering Technology or Industrial Technology.

Offer summary

The offer is negotiable based on the candidate skills and expertise. The offer would have a duration of 3 years. It requires annual renewal. Renewal is contingent on achieving the research objectives established at the beginning of each year.

We offer

A temporary contract in Bilbao, University of Deusto, at a stimulating work environment within a highly motivated multidisciplinary team. The candidate could work for a PhD degree.
Additional details:
First call ends the 30th of November 2017. Applications will be evaluated in order of arrival. Applicants should forward their CV and a summary of research by clicking on the link below. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to write to Alfonso and Pilar at alfonso.bahillo@deusto.es and pilar.elejoste@deusto.es

 

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