3 years RA/post-doc in neuro-symbolic complex event processing at University of Brescia, Italy

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Federico CERUTTI

Aug 13, 2022, 5:52:50 AM8/13/22
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Dear colleague,

The Department of Information Engineering at the University of Brescia, Italy, offers a 36-month research assistant/post-doc position (assegno di ricerca) on evidential reasoning and learning.

The position is offered as part of the NS-CEP project, funded by the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (EOARD) and the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).

NS-CEP will investigate the efficient engineering of novel uncertainty-aware neuro-symbolic complex event processing for SIGINT in electromagnetic operational environments. Its main objectives are:
G1: to derive tensorised versions of arbitrary probabilistic circuits that can thus be implemented using Tensorflow and PyTorch;
G2: to equip neuro-symbolic architectures for complex event processing with approximated Bayesian techniques for uncertainty-aware learning and reasoning;
G3: to test the proposed approaches against widely recognised or specifically designed datasets.

Applications are invited until August 29th at 23:59h, following the instructions available at


The Department of Information Engineering at the University of Brescia is an exceptional place for continuing your studies. The Italian Ministry of Research certified it by awarding it the title of Departments of Excellence in 2018: only 11 out of over 180 such departments are in information engineering. It also managed to recently attract two Rita Levi-Montalcini laureates, a remarkably competitive programme open to anyone in the world researching in any academic discipline, with just 24 awards per year.

Brescia is embedded in a vibrant and excellence-driven research and industry landscape. It is the second city of Lombardy, one of the wealthiest regions in the EU, with a GDP per capita about 26% higher than the EU average. The region is central to the Italian Research and Development efforts, attracting 21% of the total national investments.

Brescia is in the top 10% of Italian cities for quality of life. It is also only 40 minutes away from Milan—the economic centre of Italy and one of the world's fashion capitals—and from Verona—the city of Romeo and Juliet. It is also less than two hours away from Venice, often referred to as the most beautiful city in the world.

Brescia's cultural panorama is superb, with a dozen museums, including one UNESCO World Heritage site just within the city centre. Merely a few hundred meters away, one of the only 28 "Italian Tradition" certified opera theatres in the world hosts world-class productions each year. This is just one of the half-a-dozen theatres that drive the city's terrific cultural scenery.

Brescia's countryside is breathtaking. Within less than 100 km, you can walk on the Adamello glacier; enjoy World-Cup skiing tracks; experience the adrenaline of flying with wing-suits as well as the treats that the largest Italian lake (lake Garda) can offer you, maybe sitting just next to one of the many jet setters who choose it every year for their summers.
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