A) A Post-Doc position in Computational Intelligence at DISI- Univ. of Genoa
A two-years funded Post-Doc position in Computational Intelligence at is
available at DISI - University of Genoa, (Italy). The deadline for application
is Sept 10th 2012 and the fellowship should start in Nov 2012.
Project title: Machine learning methods for the discrimination of patient's
Research activity: The project, in collaboration among University of Genova,
Fondazione Don Gnocchi and CAP company, is aimed at the clinical evaluation of
a non-hospital population of patients with Congestive Heart Failure by
classification and regression methods. The research involves: (a) concentration
of measured and computed biomedical data (including weight, body mass, heart
rate, physical activity) and their time stamps; (b) development of algorithms
for classification and regression to discriminate the state of the patient,
including critical situations of alarm, and the multidimensional trends
characteristic of both the individual patient, and classes of patients with
similar diseases; (c) development of a support decision system based on fuzzy
rules able, for example, to suggest examinations in hospital, and explaining
the reasons of suggestions. The activity will be held at the premises of the
University of Genoa and of the project partners.
Required qualification: PhD and/or Master in Computer Science, Electronics,
Bio-Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics.
The research activity is focused on Ambient Assisted Living following a
Computational Intelligence approach.
We are looking for a self-motivated candidate, interested in the mathematical
aspects of his research, in the development of new methods for intelligent
data analysis, and in technology transfer, and skilled in programming and in
thorough experimental data analysis.
Candidates are invited to send ASAP their cv, letter of motivation, and the
name/email-addresses of some referees to [log in to unmask]
B) PhD positions in Genova at DISI- Univ. of Genoa (Italy)
The call for some funded positions for the 3 years PhD studies in Computer
Science at DISI in Genova (see http://www.disi.unige.it/dottorato/) is
. The deadline for application is Sept 21th, 2012 and the PhD courses and
fellowships should start on Jan 2013. More info are at
The DISI's research group on Soft computing and Machine Learning is working
on many projects on Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning,
Bioinformatics and Ambient Assisted Living, as described at
http://www.disi.unige.it/person/MasulliF/ricerca/index.html, and is looking
for a PhD candidate self-motivated, interested to the mathematical aspects of
his research and to the development of new algorithms for intelligent data
analysis, and skilled in programming and in thorough experimental data
Requested qualification: master in Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics or
Engineering. The new PhD student will a member of the Soft computing and
Machine Learning group and will collaborate to its research projects and
Students interested in this PhD position are invited to send A.S.A.P. their
cv and the name/email-address of 3 referees to Prof. Francesco Masulli at
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C) Two pre-doctoral fellowships in Ambient Assisted Living at DISI-Genova
The call for two pre-doctoral fellowships funded by Hospital E.O. Galliera of
4 months each for students interested to apply to the PhD programs in Computer
Science or in Computational Intelligence of the University of Genova will be
available in July 2012. The deadline for applications will be in August 2012
and the two fellowships should start in September 2012. If the fellowship
holder will be admitted to the PhD (application deadline on Sept. 2012),
his/her activity will continue as a PhD student from Jan. 2013 (with possible
The research activity will be part of the project "Machine Learning methods
applied to an experiment in Ambient Assisted Living at the Special Unit for
Dementia of RSA Galliera" (see link) that is aimed at the intelligent
analysis of behavior on the basis of sensed data obtined from the
interaction of the individual with the assistive environment. Sensors of
various kinds (e.g., ultra-sound, RFID, video, blood pressure, temperature)
will be installed in the pilot plant (the Special Unit for dementia of the
Galliera Hospital in Genoa-Italy); data will be concentrated, mined using
Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence methods, and made available to
the medical and paramedic staff interactivelity on video screens, tablets and
smart phones. The expected results of the project are: (a) allowing the real-
time monitoring of the health of the subject; (b) increasing the security; (c)
optimizing the work of the paramedical staff.
Title: Sensors and alarms
Research activity: Interfacing of sensors with the system software, and
detection of alarm situation. Collaboration to the installation of the sensors
and the system software in the pilot plant.
Title: System Software
Research activity: Development of user interface, of data concentrator, and of
data mining methods. Collaboration to the installation of the sensors and the
system software in the pilot plant.
Required qualification for both positions: Master and/or Bachelor in Computer
Science, Electronics, Bio-Engineering, or Physics.
Students interested to those fellowships and to apply to the PhD programs in
Computer Science or in Computational Intelligence at the University of Genova
are invited to send their cv and the name/email-addresses of some referees
to my email address [log in to unmask] A.S.A.P.