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Gina Cody Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence

Ranked among the top ten engineering schools in Canada, the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is home to over 10,000 engineering and computer science students and a faculty complement of 230 professors. The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science has about 4,500 graduate students enrolled in 35 graduate programs. The School’s research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges. For more information on the School, please visit: concordia.ca/ginacody

The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering has over 45 faculty members, working in varied fields in computer science and software engineering, including several strong researchers in Artificial Intelligence and has seen a major expansion in recent years. The Department is dedicated to multidisciplinary research and training of undergraduate and graduate students, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science and in Software Engineering.  Montreal has emerged as a global hub in artificial intelligence, and is synergistically benefitting from a number of university researchers and research institutes collaborating with established companies as well as startups on the next breakthrough discoveries.  More information about the department is available at: concordia.ca/csse

The Department seeks an outstanding candidate for the Gina Cody Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.  The five year research chair is renewable and comes with an attractive research package.  The ideal candidate is an internationally recognized researcher with an exceptional scholarly record, and has proven leadership qualities, and the ability to collaborate with industry. She/he is expected to demonstrate a commitment to the supervision of Masters and PhD students and attract strong external funding.  Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: fundamental research in machine learning or deep learning, and applications to areas such as natural language processing, computer vision, robotics, and medical imaging. The successful candidate will assume a leadership role in artificial intelligence in the department and have rich opportunities for intellectual interaction and collaboration with other leading researchers and in industry.  Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association as well as knowledge of French would be considered assets. 

Applications must include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and names of four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by January 15th 2019 (revised deadine)  and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only short-listed applicants are notified. The appointment is expected to commence in July 2019 or shortly thereafter.

Kindly forward your electronic applications to: AI-hiring@cse.concordia.ca

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