The research group HEAL with its head Prof. Michael Affenzeller invites outstanding students to apply for an upcoming PhD position in a highly challenging research area within the Joint JKU/UAS International PhD Program in Informatics. You should have a degree in computer science or a related discipline. This position is within an international program, so austrian students are not eligible to apply. The position is not open for Post-Docs. For general information about the PhD programm visit http://ins.jku.at/phd. Detailed information can be found in the attached PDF.
Self-organizing and Self-adaptive Distributed Evolutionary Algorithms
Evolutionary algorithms are usually applied to real-world modeling and optimization problems by
using historical data, models and constraints. However, in practice we often face interrelated and interdependent scenarios under changing environments.
The main aim of this thesis project is to research open-ended evolution and emergent behavior,
incremental learning as well as online adaptation or exchange of the involved optimization algorithms.
You will be supervised by Michael Affenzeller in collaboration with a co-supervisor at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. The position is fully funded (comfortably covering living expenses and health insurance) for 3 years. Please send your application including CV, motivation letter, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org until October 11, 2015.
Please also submit a project proposal covering your motivation and research interests, and additional
material strengthening your application.
Please see the attached PDF for more details.