A Full-time PhD Studentship for joining a research programme in software engineering that tackles a fundamental issue of our time, enabling collaboration between humans and autonomous agents.
The research will investigate methods to represent and reason about human (and group) behaviour and capabilities to enable their collaboration with autonomous agents (e.g., robots). The aim is to enable the satisfaction of goals that require the coordination and adaptation of humans’ and autonomous agents’ capabilities.
This is an opportunity to join a thriving multidisciplinary research team working closely with a large industrial partner and collaborating with world-leading academic institutes in the UK and Ireland.
The research programme is designed to offer exceptional access to resources, training and career development and networking opportunities.
Keywords: Autonomous Systems, Software Engineering, Formal Methods, Identity-aware robots
The research will be carried out as part of a UKRI/EPSRC-funded project REsilient Autonomous SOcio-cyber-physical ageNts (REASON), within the Open University (OU) Software Engineering and Design (SEAD) group, and in collaboration with a number of partner universities.
In preparing you application, you may wish to read the following related papers.
Application cut-off date: 30th September 2022
Start dates: 1st February 2023
For application guidance, please visit https://www.open.ac.uk/stem/computing-and-communications/phd-students/how-apply . Your research proposal should briefly summarise related work and outline how you would approach the problem.
Informal enquiries are welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org (with a short CV if possible).
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