imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.
As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer.
University of Antwerp – imec IDLab Research group
The Internet & Data Lab (IDLab) is an imec research group at the University of Antwerp and Ghent University. IDLab focuses its research on internet technologies and data science. IDLab is a joint research initiative between Ghent University and the University of Antwerp. Bringing together 300 internet experts, we develop technologies outperforming current solutions for communication subsystems, high speed and low power networking, distributed computing and multimedia processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and web semantics. Within Antwerp, the overall IDLab research areas are machine learning and wireless networking. IDLab has a unique research infrastructure used in numerous national and international collaborations.
IDLab collaborates with many universities and research centres worldwide and jointly develops advanced technologies with industry (R&D centers from international companies, Flanders’ top innovating large companies and SMEs, as well as numerous ambitious startups).
For further development of the IDLab AI Applications program, we are looking for an AI senior researcher who facilitates and leads research projects in close collaboration with industry.
The AI Applications team aims to bring state-of-the-art machine learning methods to industry, bridging the gap between fundamental research and industrial applications. The team performs applied and fundamental research in areas such as data-driven modeling, deep learning and reinforcement learning to tackle real world challenges in industry. Our goal is to make AI safely and reliably applicable in an industrial context, where it should complement, enhance, or replace the state of the art in complex control scenarios where current techniques fail to deliver. The team applies its AI solutions in domains such as chemical and pharmaceutical engineering, thermal grids, water treatment, and food manufacturing, in collaboration with key industry partners in their respective domains.
For our AI research concerning process control we are looking for a senior researcher to lead ongoing research projects, drive consortium building and develop new research proposals. You will participate in international (e.g., Horizon Europe) and national projects (e.g., imec ICON, bilateral projects), where the aim is to develop novel AI-driven optimization methods. Together with a team of PhD students and data scientists, you will tackle challenges such as optimizing processes using model-free and model-based reinforcement learning, closing the gap between process models and reality, fusing expert knowledge and data in hybrid simulation and control models, and researching AI solutions that can be safely deployed in an industrial setting.
With your team you will take a deep dive in techniques such as hybrid modelling, and reinforcement learning to tackle these industrial challenges head on.
More information on the position: Program Manager AI Applications, Prof. dr. Siegfried Mercelis - email@example.com
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