[Computational-biology] Post-Doc position, Phd positions, and Pre-doctoral positions in Genoa (Italy)

Francesco Masulli via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by francesco.masulli from unige.it)
Wed Jul 11 08:34:44 EST 2012


This message is an anticipation of next calls for

A) a Post-Doc position in Computational Intelligence at DISI-Genova (Italy) 
http://www.disi.unige.it/person/MasulliF/ricerca/Post-Doc-in%20Genoa.html

B) some  PhD positions in Genova at DISI-Genova (Italy)
http://www.disi.unige.it/person/MasulliF/ricerca/PhDinGenova.html

C) two pre-doctoral fellowships in Assisted Ambient Living at DISI-Genova 
(Italy)
http://www.disi.unige.it/person/MasulliF/ricerca/Pre-doctoral-inGenoa.html

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A) Post-Doc position in Computational Intelligence at DISI-Genova (Italy)

The call for a two-years funded Post-Doc position in Computational 
Intelligence at DISI will be available in Aug 2012. The deadline for 
application will be in Sept 2012 and the fellowship should start on Nov 2012.

Project title: Machine learning methods for the discrimination of patient's 
status.

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 their cv, letter of  
motivation, and the name/email-addresses of  some referees to 
masulli from disi.unige.it 

(http://www.disi.unige.it/person/MasulliF/ricerca/Post-Doc-in%20Genoa.html)

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B) PhD positions in Genova at DISI

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/) will be  
available in July 2012. The deadline for application will be in  Sept 2012 and 
the PhD courses and fellowships should start on Jan 2013. More info are at 
http://www.disi.unige.it/dottorato/.

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 
analysis. 

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 publications.

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  
masulli from disi.unige.it 

(http://www.disi.unige.it/person/MasulliF/ricerca/PhDinGenova.html)

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C) Two pre-doctoral fellowships in Ambient Assisted Living at DISI-Genova 
(Italy)

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 
doctoral fellowship).

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.

Fellowship #1 
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.

Fllowship #2 
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 masulli from disi.unige.it A.S.A.P.

(http://www.disi.unige.it/person/MasulliF/ricerca/Pre-doctoral-inGenoa.html)

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