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Post Graduate position in Risk Management at University College Cork
STOCHASTIC CONSTRAINT PROGRAMMING FOR MINIMISING RISK Stochastic Programming is a mature subfield of Operations Research that adds probabilistic reasoning to teger Linear Programming in order to solve multi-stage decision problems. Constraint Programming is a younger subfield of Artificial Intelligence aimed at deterministic (non-stochastic) problems, with a rich modelling language and a large family of powerful solution algorithms. Stochastic Constraint Programming (SCP) is a recent hybrid of the two frameworks, designed to compactly model and efficiently solve problems involving both constraints and uncertainty. However, SCP requires further development in order to be a useful real-world tool, as most current solution algorithms do not scale up to large applications. This project will develop SCP for risk management. It is part of a project jointly funded by the Irish Research Council for Science and Engineering Technology (IRCSET) and IBM. Three different strands will work alongside IBM in carrying out new research to make users better informed about risk, through a wide variety of mathematical and AI instruments. Its overarching objective is to bring together complementary approaches to risk assessment and delivery. Principal Investigator: Dr S. Prestwich ( The candidate should have (or be about to obtain) a good honours degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Operations Research or a related subject.

Post-Doctoral Researcher (NEMBES)
The Mobile & Internet Systems Laboratory (MISL) and Cork Constraint Computation Centre (4C) have a substantial research grant under the Irish Government's HEA PRTLI-4 programme. NEMBES is an inter-institutional multi-disciplinary research grant with a broad remit in the area of networked embedded systems. It adopts a "whole system" view of networked embedded systems, involving researchers from electronic engineering, computer science, civil/environmental engineering and architecture. The focus of NEMBES research at MISL and 4C is the use of intelligent decision making techniques to ensure that wireless sensor networks can achieve certain communication and functional performance targets. The NEMBES team at MISL/4C comprises post-doctoral researchers and PhD students, together with two academic staff members. Applications for the following position are now solicited: Post-Doctoral Researcher (NEMBES) The holder of this position will have an important overall role within the project, working to refine and pursue a research agenda in wireless sensor networking, and in particular on the use of intelligent decision making techniques in their design, optimization and operation, and assisting in management activities such as project planning and report writing. Applications are encouraged from those with research experience in related areas of computer science, but especially those with experience of computer networking and relevant artificial intelligence methodologies. Applicants should hold a PhD in computer science/engineering and have excellent inter-personal and communication skills. The successful applicant will receive gross salary of €39-54K per annum, depending on experience and qualifications. The position is available from May 2010 and runs up to 30th September 2011. It is open to applicants of any nationality. Applications by email to Ms. Mary Noonan m.noonan[at] Applications must include, in PDF format only: 1. full CV, including list of publications; 2. research statement, outlining research achievements, interests and plans; 3. copies of two recent published papers. Please ensure that all emails have "Subject: Post-Doctoral Researcher (NEMBES)". Deadline: Friday April 16th 2010
Further Information: MISL

The Cork Constraint Computation Centre ( will be seeking candidates for a one-year appointment beginning in 2008 in human-computer interaction, man-machine interaction, or intelligent interfaces, in relation to constraint satisfaction problems and constraint programming. This position is part of an EU-funded project, "Constraint Reasoning Extended to Enhance Decision Support" (CREEDS), which began in July, 2006. The purpose of CREEDS is to allow 4C to extend the scope of its research activities into the field of Decision Support Systems; this will include exploring the integration of constraint programming and decision support and devising new methods to support decision making, which can be guided by theoretical treatments of decision making. CONTACT DETAILS Interested parties can contact either Rick Wallace ( or Tomas Nordlander (
Further Information: CREEDs WWW-Site

Postdoctoral position in optimisation for Wireless Networks
4C has a postoctoral position available as part of CTVR, investigating optimisation and distributed reasoning in wireless networks.
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UCC offers an MSc in Intelligent Systems.
Taught MSc
in Intelligent Systems: Computer Science Department, University College
Cork, Ireland.
Further Information: MSc in Intelligent Systems

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