Senior Research Fellowship Positions at UC Berkeley


Subject: Senior Research Fellowship Positions at UC Berkeley
From: ben azvine (ben.azvine@bt.com)
Date: Tue Mar 07 2000 - 16:11:42 MET


BT Research Fellowships at UC Berkeley

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at
UC Berkeley is currently seeking applications for a number of British
Telecommunications (BT) plc sponsored senior research fellowship
positions, for a four-year period, within BT's Intelligent Systems
Research R&D programmes. The positions are suitable for candidates who
have demonstrated an excellent track record in Soft Computing and
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and their applications in the
telecommunications area. Successful candidates will be required to set
up and manage a small team of researchers with the aim to identify and
develop new techniques based on soft computing and AI technology, and
novel applications in current and emerging telecommunications areas such
as Internet, Mobile communications, etc. The candidates will be required
to travel and spend time with the research teams at BT Labs (UK) and
give presentations to senior technical and business managers. The
positions are available immediately.

The Intelligent Systems Research (ISR) group is a part of BT Labs that
carries out world-class AI technology R&D programmes. The aims of the BT
ISR group are to research and develop novel intelligent software systems
and technologies in order to: i) radically improve the way BT operates
and employs its resources, and ii) technologically enable the provision
and management of future broadband networks and services. The group is
currently working closely with a number of UK and international
universities such as UC Berkeley, MIT and Imperial College on
collaborative R&D projects.

The technical bases of ISR's ambitious long term R&D programme are
focused on: Intelligent resource scheduling and planning (Dynamic
Scheduler <http://www.informs.org/Press/Edelman1999c.html>,
http://www.informs.org/Press/Edelman1999c.html), Intelligent Software
Agents (ZEUS <http://www.labs.bt.com/projects/agents/> agent building
toolkit, http://www.labs.bt.com/projects/agents/), and Soft (i.e., Fuzzy
& Neural) Computing (Intelligent Personal Assistant
<http://www.bcs.org.uk/awards/medal-98/list98.htm>,
http://www.bcs.org.uk/awards/medal-98/list98.htm). ISR's world class
research status is evidenced by its 4 International and National IT
innovation awards, 9 BT technical excellence awards, 30 patents
granted/filed, and well over 100 external publications. The group has
also been very active in exploitation of AI technology and has been
turning the results of its innovative AI R&D programme into major
business benefits for BT.

BT Laboratories based at Adastral Park is an internationally known
research organisation which conducts short, medium and long term R&D for
BT in a diverse range of topics such as network technologies and AI. A
major function of research groups at BT Labs is to set up collaborative
projects with academic institutions around the world to stimulate
research in particular areas of interest to BT and participate in state
of the art research projects.

British Telecommunications plc is one of the world's leading providers
of telecommunications services. With a market capitalisation of around
£70 billion, it is one of the largest private sector companies in
Europe. Its principal activities include local, long distance and
international telecommunications services, mobile communications,
Internet services and IT solutions. In the UK BT serves 28 million
exchange lines and seven million mobile customers. International
direct-dialled telephone service is available to more than 200 countries
and other overseas territories - covering 99 per cent of the world's 800
million telephones.

BT is expanding its presence overseas rapidly and has operations in more
than 30 countries worldwide, with ventures in the Republic of Ireland,
France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, New
Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Latin America and India.

BT and AT&T have also created Concert, the leading global
telecommunications company serving multi-national business customers,
international carriers and Internet service providers worldwide.
Concert provides customers with communications services on an
unprecedented scale, scope and quality, with the industryís broadest
portfolio of voice, data and Internet services. Concertís frame relay
network reaches every major city in the United States and the United
Kingdom, and extends to an additional 170 cities in 47 countries. Its
global public network reaches directly 237 countries - more than any
other existing network.

Candidate Requirements

PhD in Computer Science or related field (essential)
Demonstrated research expertise (5+ years) and/or industrial experience
in Soft computing/AI (essential)
Management or academic supervision experience (essential)
Excellent publication/patent record (essential)
Good communication capabilities (essential)
Good knowledge of the telecommunication area (desirable)

Procedure

A technical committee will select the suitable candidates for formal
interviews. Closing date for applications is 15 March 2000, Please send
your CV by mail, fax or email to:

Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh,
EECS Department,
University of California at Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA 94720,
USA.
Tel. +1 510 642 4959,
Fax +1 510 642 1712,
Zadeh@cs.berkeley.edu

Nader Azarmi,
AI Technology Manager,
MLB1/ PP12, BT Labs,
Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath,
Ipswich, IP5 3RE, Suffolk,
United Kingdom.
Tel. +44 1473 605469,
Fax +44 1473 642459,
nader.azarmi@bt.com

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