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Scholarship for the Introduction to a Research Career "JAE Intro ICU 2021"
Scholarship for the Introduction to a Research Career "JAE Intro ICU 2021"

20/DEC/2021
20/DEC/2021

 

The Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC) offers one scholarship for the introduction to a research career, in the context of CSIC's JAE Intro Programme.

Training plans and mentors:

  1. An AI-based recommendation system for “green routes” in sustainable urban environments (JAEIntroICU-2021-IIIA-05)
    Mentor: Dr. Filippo Bistaffa (filippo.bistaffa@iiia.csic.es)

    The main objective of this project is to develop an AI system that recommends “green routes” to citizens that commute (either by foot or by bike) within an urban environment (in this case, Barcelona), by taking into account both the quality of the environment (e.g., reduced levels of emissions, presence of green spaces and parks, etc.) and the minimization of the travel time.
    More specifically, the project will involve two phases. (1) An initial phase of analysis of the data available on the “Open Data Portal” provided by the Barcelona Administration, including the data collected by the network of sensors monitoring the level of pollutant emissions and quality of the air. (2) Subsequently, the considered problem will be formalized as a multi-objective optimization problem considering a tradeoff between the two above-mentioned criteria.
    This project belongs to the field named “Computational Sustainability”, which aims at proposing new AI techniques with the objective of achieving better sustainability in various aspects of human society.

The Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC) offers one scholarship for the introduction to a research career, in the context of CSIC's JAE Intro Programme.

Training plans and mentors:

  1. An AI-based recommendation system for “green routes” in sustainable urban environments (JAEIntroICU-2021-IIIA-05)
    Mentor: Dr. Filippo Bistaffa (filippo.bistaffa@iiia.csic.es)

    The main objective of this project is to develop an AI system that recommends “green routes” to citizens that commute (either by foot or by bike) within an urban environment (in this case, Barcelona), by taking into account both the quality of the environment (e.g., reduced levels of emissions, presence of green spaces and parks, etc.) and the minimization of the travel time.
    More specifically, the project will involve two phases. (1) An initial phase of analysis of the data available on the “Open Data Portal” provided by the Barcelona Administration, including the data collected by the network of sensors monitoring the level of pollutant emissions and quality of the air. (2) Subsequently, the considered problem will be formalized as a multi-objective optimization problem considering a tradeoff between the two above-mentioned criteria.
    This project belongs to the field named “Computational Sustainability”, which aims at proposing new AI techniques with the objective of achieving better sustainability in various aspects of human society.

Requirements:

  • Being enrolled at the time of application, or having completed in 2019 or later, a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or similar disciplines, and not being in possession or legal disposition of obtaining a Doctoral degree.
     
  • Having an average grade in undergraduate studies equal to or greater than 7.00 on a scale of 0-10 and with two decimal places, at the time of application.
     
  • Being enrolled in an Official University Master's Degree for the academic year 2021-2022 in the area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Being enrolled at the time of application, or having completed in 2019 or later, a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or similar disciplines, and not being in possession or legal disposition of obtaining a Doctoral degree.
     
  • Having an average grade in undergraduate studies equal to or greater than 7.00 on a scale of 0-10 and with two decimal places, at the time of application.
     
  • Being enrolled in an Official University Master's Degree for the academic year 2021-2022 in the area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Salary: 

3600€, 600€ per month
3600€, 600€ per month

Duration: 

6 months
6 months

Workday: 

20 hours per week
20 hours per week

Workplace: 

IIIA-CSIC, Campus UAB, Bellaterra (Barcelona)
IIIA-CSIC, Campus UAB, Bellaterra (Barcelona)

Start date: 

1 March 2022
1 March 2022

Closing date: 

24/JAN/2022
24/JAN/2022


Applicants must submit the applications between 3 January 2022 and 24 January 2022 according to the model available at https://sede.csic.gob.es/intro2021icu to IIIA-CSIC's Selection Commission, by sending an email to marco@iiia.csic.es, with the following information:

  1. Valid proof of identity document. In the case of non-EU foreign applicants who do not have a permit o residence, their passport.
  2. Selected training plan. Topics other than those offered can be proposed to be agreed upon between the candidate and the supervising researcher. The agreement needs to be endorsed by the president of IIIA-CSIC's Selection Commission.
  3. Date of commencement of the stay and its duration. The interested student may reach an agreement with the researcher responsible for the training plan that he or she selects on its starting date and its duration. The agreement needs to be endorsed by the president of IIIA-CSIC's Selection Commission.
  4. Attached documentation: Curriculum vitae (CV),motivation letter, and academic record or certificate of the applicant. In the case of studies completed, partially or totally, in a foreign university systems, the document generated by the Ministry of Education and Professional Training (MEFP) with the calculation of the equivalence of the qualifications obtained with the Spanish qualification scale, available to the users in the portal "Equivalence of average marks of university studies carried out in foreign centers", together with the transcript or personal academic certificate.
  5. Declaration (according to the model available at https://sede.csic.gob.es/intro2021icu) of not having been a beneficiary of an Introduction to Research grant within the JAE program, in the previous calls, on the date the application was submitted; of not being in possession of the title of Doctor, by any Spanish or foreign university; and not to be physically incapacitated or suffer from illness that could impede the development of the training activity that constitutes the object of the scholarship. The requesting person must notify the investigating body of any possible alterations to the circumstances contained in said statement. The modification of the circumstances included in the declaration will give rise to the non-fulfillment of the participation requirements by the applicant.

Applicants must submit the applications between 3 January 2022 and 24 January 2022 according to the model available at https://sede.csic.gob.es/intro2021icu to IIIA-CSIC's Selection Commission, by sending an email to marco@iiia.csic.es, with the following information:

  1. Valid proof of identity document. In the case of non-EU foreign applicants who do not have a permit o residence, their passport.
  2. Selected training plan. Topics other than those offered can be proposed to be agreed upon between the candidate and the supervising researcher. The agreement needs to be endorsed by the president of IIIA-CSIC's Selection Commission.
  3. Date of commencement of the stay and its duration. The interested student may reach an agreement with the researcher responsible for the training plan that he or she selects on its starting date and its duration. The agreement needs to be endorsed by the president of IIIA-CSIC's Selection Commission.
  4. Attached documentation: Curriculum vitae (CV),motivation letter, and academic record or certificate of the applicant. In the case of studies completed, partially or totally, in a foreign university systems, the document generated by the Ministry of Education and Professional Training (MEFP) with the calculation of the equivalence of the qualifications obtained with the Spanish qualification scale, available to the users in the portal "Equivalence of average marks of university studies carried out in foreign centers", together with the transcript or personal academic certificate.
  5. Declaration (according to the model available at https://sede.csic.gob.es/intro2021icu) of not having been a beneficiary of an Introduction to Research grant within the JAE program, in the previous calls, on the date the application was submitted; of not being in possession of the title of Doctor, by any Spanish or foreign university; and not to be physically incapacitated or suffer from illness that could impede the development of the training activity that constitutes the object of the scholarship. The requesting person must notify the investigating body of any possible alterations to the circumstances contained in said statement. The modification of the circumstances included in the declaration will give rise to the non-fulfillment of the participation requirements by the applicant.


For more information, please contact Marco Schorlemmer <marco@iiia.csic.es>.

For more information, please contact Marco Schorlemmer <marco@iiia.csic.es>.