PhD Studentships available

From: E.J.Hughes (E.J.Hughes@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk)
Date: Wed Jun 20 2001 - 12:20:46 MET DST

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                              PhD Studentships in
                   Multiple Intelligent Software Agents (MISA)

                             Cranfield University
               Royal Military College of Science (RMCS) Shrivenham
                                   ENGLAND

    The Department of Aerospace, Power and Sensors at Cranfield
    University, The Royal Military College of Science (RMCS) Shrivenham,
    England invites applications for PhD research studentships into
    multiple intelligent software agents (MISA). Cranfield University is
    an internationally unique institution, specialising in postgraduate
    activities, where research excellence is a high priorty. You will be
    joining a substantial community of postgraduates working in related
    areas. We have strong links with the defence industry and the
    Ministry of Defence, who often provide rewarding career opportunities
    for our graduates.

    Two three-year studentships are available as a part of a major
    project related to track-before-detect algorithms for multi-function
    array radars. A tax-free stipend of 10,000 sterling is associated
    with each studentship.

    The first studentship will focus on using soft computing techniques
    such as fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks, evolutionary
    algorithms etc as a basis for the MISA. It is envisaged that
    techniques such as co-evolution may be used to allow agents to
    "design themselves" by competing different agents against one
    another.

    The second studentship is focused on designing MISA via temporal logic
    combined with discrete event systems. Temporal logic is a branch of
    mathematical logic allowing true/false statements to be
    context-dependent, the context being given by time. This provides an
    excellent link between logical if-then-else rules and time-varying
    information.

    The simulations and algorithms would be developed to run as parallel
    code on the department's DEC Alpha based Beowulf cluster, and
    possibly on Cranfield Universities SGI Cray supercomputer.

    For further information, contact:
            Professor Brian White
            Department Aerospace, Power and Sensors
            Cranfield University
            RMCS Shrivenham
            Wiltshire SN6 8LA
            ENGLAND
            Tel. +44 (0)1793 785241
            B.A.White@rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk
            www.rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk/departments/daps

    Closing date for applications: 20th July 2001

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