We have a postdoctoral opening in computer science/artificial intelligence/machine learning at the University of York, UK for a postdoctoral researcher with data mining skills, an enthusiasm for games, the interpersonal skills to persuade games companies to collaborate and provide data and the creative skills to understand the potential of games to achieve social and scientific as well as economic goals.
The salary will be in the range £29,541 - £36,298 per annum on Grade 6 of the University’s salary scales. Closing date for applications: 12 June 2013.
For further information and to apply go to:
For more information about the NEMOG project go to www.nemog.org.
A brief description (from jobs.ac.uk) is included below:
Research Associate in Data Mining/Analytics for Computer/Mobile/Digital Games
University of York -Department of Computer Science
York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis (YCCSA) / Artificial Intelligence Research Group
The digital games market is an enormous and fast-growing industry with extraordinary impact, where every action generates a piece of data. The New Economic Models and Opportunities for digital Games (NEMOG)project brings together a large number of University and games industry partners to investigate how we can harness games to achieve social, scientific and economic goals. Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in data mining/analytics to extract useful knowledge from massive quantities of clickstream data resulting from online gameplay, provided by our large and growing group of games industry collaborators. Strong technical and interpersonal skills are required. The post is one of three postdoctoral posts associated with the £1.2 million EPSRC/ESRC-funded NEMOG consortium which includes partners from the CASS business school and Durham University, as well as a growing group of 21 games companies and games sector organisations. The post will be held in the leading Computer Science department at the University of York (ranked 6th by the Guardian and 8th in the Sunday Times among UK Computer Science and IT departments in 2013) and will be based in the interdisciplinary York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis (YCCSA), on the new £750 million Heslington East campus. The post is available for three years from 1st October 2013 and is full time.
Informal enquiries may be made in the first instance to Professor Peter Cowling (email:[log in to unmask], tel.: +44 (0)1904 325355), or to Dr Daniel Kudenko (email:[log in to unmask], tel.: +44 (0)1904 325679).
The salary will be in the range £29,541 - £36,298 per annum on Grade 6 of the University’s salary scales.
Closing date for applications: 12 June 2013.
For further particulars and details of how to apply, go to https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=165207 or contact HR Services on 01904 434835, quoting reference number 2964.
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