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Cognitive Computing in Socio-Technical Systems

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Post Graduate School of Ulm University and Ulm University of Applied Sciences


The Post Graduate School (Promotionskolleg) aims to develop innovative approaches for cognitive machines and the upcoming era of cognitive computing. These approaches constitute the methodological and technological foundation for implementing complex infrastructures that enable the creation of new kinds of socio-technical systems in which humans and artificial system collaborate and interact with each other. Respective infrastructures further will enable the implementation of intelligent service robots and companion systems as well as a resource-effective control of logistics and production processes. Finally, they are of high relevance for bringing Industry 4.0 to life.

Projects

In accordance with the State Postgraduate Scholarship Funding Act (LGFG), in 2016, Ulm University and Ulm University of Applied Sciences are awarding 12 scholarships to help highly-qualified young science talent prepare for doctoral degrees. Scholarships will be granted for 12 doctoral projects, initially for one year, starting – if possible – on October 1, 2016. There will be the option of a two-year extension (i.e. the standard funding term is 3 years).

The research programme is subdivided into 12 doctoral projects. Together, these aim to closely link the four fundamental pillars of cognitive computing – (i) perception, (ii) planning & reasoning, (iii) learning and (iv) interaction. Here, the doctoral projects place, on the one hand, individual emphasis on these four pillars and, on the other hand, on individual focus topics relating to the fields of application. The focus and priority of the research work will be adapted depending on the interrelationship between further development of the methods (push, internal ring) and requirements from the application areas (pull, external ring).

Application

In accordance with the State Postgraduate Scholarship Funding Act (LGFG), in 2016, Ulm University and Ulm University of Applied Sciences are awarding 12 scholarships to help highly-qualified young science talent prepare for doctoral degrees. Scholarships will be granted for 12 doctoral projects, initially for one year, starting – if possible – on October 1, 2016. There will be the option of a two-year extension (i.e. the standard funding term is 3 years). Together, the twelve doctoral projects aim to closely link the four fundamental pillars of cognitive computing – (i) perception, (ii) planning & reasoning, (iii) learning and (iv) interaction. Application areas are service robotics, industry 4.0, decentralised logistics and adaptive process management systems.

Prerequisites

A scholarship can be awarded when the following prerequisites are fulfilled:

  • an outstanding qualification,
  • acceptance as a doctoral candidate by the appropriate department at Ulm University and
  • scientific mentoring by a lecturer at Ulm University/Ulm University of Applied Sciences


Application

Please submit your application by August 1, 2017. For still open projects you may submit an application at any time.

You can send your application with the required attachments (e.g. certificates) in an e-mail to Manfred Reichert.
Please note that you must use the specified application form and the subject line of your e-mail should be exactly the words "Bewerbung KPK Cognitive Systems". All applications which do not fulfil these prerequisites will be ignored from the start. please only use PDF format. Keep the size of the PDFs small and package different certificates/documents etc. into a single PDF file. 

Alternatively, you can send your application to the following address by post:

Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Ulm University, Institute of Databases and Information Systems
D-89069 Ulm

Please mark your envelope with the code number 68, KPK "Cognitive Computing" and the name of the supervisor for the relevant project.

Partners

The Post Graduate School of Ulm University and Ulm University of Applied Sciences, "Cognitive Computing in Socio-Technical Systems", is a joint, interdisciplinary project between Ulm University and Ulm University of Applied Sciences.

Participating Professors

Contact

For questions regarding the Post Graduate School of Ulm University and Ulm University of Applied Sciences, "Cognitive Computing in Socio-Technical Systems", please contact the project leaders Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert and Prof. Dr. Christian Schlegel.

Project leaders

Prof. Dr. Christian Schlegel
Ulm University of Applied Sciences
Department of Computer Science

Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Ulm University
Institute of Databases and Information Systems

Information from Ulm University about the Post Graduate School of Ulm University and Ulm University of Applied Sciences

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