Postdoctoral Fellow in Artificial Intelligence

University of New South Wales

Postdoctoral Fellow – Artificial Intelligence

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

The Opportunity

You will join the Algorithmic Decision Theory (ADT) group which seeks to develop computational tools to support decision making. This involves multi-disciplinary research on the boundaries of optimisation, preferences, social choice, game theory, multi-agent systems, and machine learning. Research is driven by several transformative factors: the web (which is creating many new and exciting business models), big data (which is transforming the way we can optimise many industries), and environmental and financial pressures (which are forcing us to look for more optimal solutions). Current projects within the group include: representing and reasoning with preferences, computational social choice, fair division, game theoretic issues in distributed optimisation, and the intersection of machine learning and optimisation.

  • Salary, $96,404 - $103,112 + superannuation
  • Full time
  • Fixed-term contract – 5 years
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia

About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. This position is within the School of Computer Science and Engineering

Selection Criteria

  • PhD (or soon to be awarded) in Artificial Intelligence or related area such as computational economics.
  • Demonstrated mathematics, statistics, and computer programming skills relevant to modelling of problems in social choice.
  • Able to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Able to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for these positions can be found in the position description via the advert on

Within your application you should address the selection criteria which are listed within the position description. 

Please apply online via Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed on the UNSW Jobs website. 


Nikki Hayes


Applications close: 11:50pm, Sunday 18th October 2020

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.

UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

Position Description

Advertised: 18 Sep 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 18 Oct 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time