Postdoctoral Research Associate on Time Series Synthetic Data Generation

University of Edinburgh

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Postdoctoral Analysis Affiliate on Time Collection Artificial Knowledge Technology


College of Edinburgh

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Job Description:Postdoctoral Analysis Affiliate on Time Collection Artificial Knowledge TechnologyUE07 £37,099 to £44,263 every year (A revised wage vary for this grade of £39,347 to £46,974 is deliberate to take impact from Spring 2024)Faculty of ArithmeticFull Time – 35 hours per weekContract Kind – Mounted Time period – 24 MonthsBegin date: ASAP or by mutual agreeementWe’re searching for an distinctive candidate to hitch the Faculty of Arithmetic on the College of Edinburgh to conduct analysis on using generative machine studying fashions and artificial time collection knowledge with purposes to Finance.This put up is marketed as full-time (35 hours per week). We’re open to contemplating requests for hybrid working (on a non-contractual foundation) that mix a mixture of distant and common on-campus working.The put up is topic to Degree 4 pre-employment screening – PES4 Enhanced TestThe Alternative:The venture falls underneath a partnership between NatWest Group and the College of Edinburgh and seeks to develop tailored artificial knowledge technology that can be utilized for fixing the next challenges:1. Mannequin Danger for ML Techniques: Machine studying purposes in banking require thorough mannequin threat evaluation earlier than being deployed into manufacturing. Efficiency testing and assessing the mannequin’s efficiency at edge instances, contemplating accuracy, equity, and explainability metrics, are essential. Nonetheless, these assessments are sometimes restricted by the provision of historic knowledge. By introducing artificial knowledge technology, we will improve the efficiency evaluation and tackle the constraints imposed by historic knowledge shortage.2. Benchmark Knowledge Units: The financial institution presently lacks shareable benchmark knowledge units that present acceptable privateness ensures. This absence of standardized benchmark knowledge units ends in prolonged and dear analysis processes involving a number of data-sharing agreements when assessing business third-party ML options. Extensively accessible benchmark knowledge units for varied use instances also can allow the analysis neighborhood to systematically examine and consider novel ML options.3. Knowledge Fluidity: The dearth of high-quality non-public artificial knowledge hinders collaboration with exterior organizations, comparable to teachers, in addition to inside knowledge science groups. By creating tailored artificial knowledge options, we will allow smoother collaboration and information alternate with exterior stakeholders and inside groups, fostering innovation and developments within the banking sector.The target of this venture is to grasp the suitable stability between privateness, constancy and utility of artificial knowledge for purposes comparable to Credit score Danger and Pricing. This can require the event of novel algorithms and approaches for (conditional) time-series knowledge technology. The candidate can be working with Professor Lukasz Szpruch (College of Edinburgh and The Alan Turing Institute ) and Knowledge Scientists at NatWest Banking.Your abilities and attributes for fulfillment:

  • Data of time-series technology methods, comparable to signature-based strategies, causal optimum transport, or neural (S)ODEs. [insert brief bullet point]
  • Strong programming abilities: Python, Pytorch, Jax.
  • Skill to evaluating the utility, similarity, and privateness of artificial knowledge units throughout use instances
  • Scope, pilot, and ship high-quality analysis exercise in partnership with companion stakeholders.
  • Publish and disseminate high-quality analysis papers and publications detailing analysis output and venture case-studies.

Candidates ought to add a CV and a quick analysis assertion (max two pages) when making use of for the put up on-line. As well as, they need to organize for no less than two letters of reference to be despatched direct to quoting the reference quantity 10116. For casual enquiries please contact Professor Lukasz SzpruchClick on to view a replica of the total (opens new browser tab)As a valued member of our workforce you possibly can count on:A aggressive wage of £37,099 – £44,263An thrilling, optimistic, inventive, difficult and rewarding place to work.To be a part of a various and vibrant worldwide neighborhoodComplete Workers Advantages, comparable to a beneficiant vacation entitlement, an outlined advantages pension scheme, employees reductions, family-friendly initiatives, and versatile work choices. Try the total listing on our (opens in a brand new tab) and use our reward calculator to find the entire worth of your pay and advantagesThe College of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our dedication to advance gender equality in larger training. We’re members of the Race Equality Constitution and we’re additionally Stonewall Scotland Variety Champions, actively selling LGBT equality.The Faculty of Arithmetic is devoted to valuing and celebrating variety and making certain equality of alternative for all its members. Subsequently, we encourage purposes from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, notably from under-represented teams.Previous to any employment commencing with the College you can be required to proof your proper to work within the UK. Additional data is accessible on our (opens new browser tab).The College is ready to sponsor the employment of worldwide staff on this function. If profitable, a global applicant requiring sponsorship to work within the UK might want to fulfill the UK Residence Workplace’s English Language necessities and apply for and safe a Expert Employee Visa.Key dates to noticeThe time limit for purposes is eighteen April 2024Until said in any other case the closing time for purposes is 11:59pm GMT. If you’re making use of outdoors the UK the closing time on our adverts mechanically adjusts to your browsers native time zone.About Us: As a world-leading research-intensive College, we’re right here to deal with tomorrow’s best challenges. Between now and 2030 we are going to try this with a values-led strategy to educating, analysis and innovation, and thru the power of {our relationships}, each regionally and globally.Concerning the Group:The Faculty of Arithmetic is without doubt one of the world’s main mathematical sciences departments, house to internationally wonderful researchers and to an progressive academic atmosphere for each undergraduates and postgraduates. Our location within the stunning and historic capital of Scotland places us within the centre of a vibrant neighborhood of teachers, cultural establishments, trade companions and analysis institutes.As a Faculty we worth each the breadth and depth of our mathematical analysis. We’ve got over seventy everlasting members of educational employees and over twenty analysis fellows and analysis associates, who come from internationally and collectively cowl a broad vary of analysis matters in pure and utilized arithmetic, operational analysis and statistics. Our Graduate Faculty has over eighty analysis college students and over 100 MSc college students, and our postgraduate provision has gone from power to power with the current introduction of Doctoral Coaching Centres in Evaluation and its Functions, and in Knowledge Science. We’ve got shut hyperlinks with the Faculty of Informatics and are actively concerned in present knowledge science developments, notably as one of many 5 UK-wide companions within the Alan Turing Institute.The Faculty is enthusiastic about delivering a world-leading academic atmosphere for its college students and is continually exploring new concepts in mathematical training as a way to present a stimulating studying atmosphere. Quantitative abilities have by no means been extra in demand on this planet, and our college students graduate with robust abilities in vital considering, impartial studying and communication. Inside 6 months of graduating, 93% of our college students are in full-time employment or examine. In 2010 the Educating Programme overview “welcomed the wonderful high quality of training” supplied by the Faculty.The Faculty of Arithmetic is devoted to valuing and celebrating variety, and making certain equality of alternative for all employees, college students, and guests. We’re dedicated to making a neighborhood which is inclusive and respectful of all our employees and college students, and their lived experiences.Additional details about the Faculty, our analysis and our educating is accessible at

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£37099 – 44263 per 12 months


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Sat, 30 Mar 2024 07:45:54 GMT

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