Date Posted
15 Mar 2024

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PhD Program
University of Idaho

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Positions in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering University of Idaho, Idaho Falls Campus

15 Mar 2024

NOTE: this position listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Position Description

Computer Science Positions: The research focus is on the implementation of machine learning for modeling sequential time-series data with applications in biomedical science and robotics. Aspects of the research project include hierarchical modeling of generic human movements, probabilistic modeling and density estimation in sequential data, adversarial data models for classification, defining metrics for evaluation of human movement consistency. Specific applications include: monitoring and evaluation of patient performance during physical therapy sessions, transferring skills to robots from human demonstrations by generalization from multiple skill examples.

Mechanical Engineering Positions: Candidates will be responsible for conducting research in the broad area of design and manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, data-driven decision making, and sustainability; particularly, designing and controlling bioenergy production processes, such as pyrolysis and hydrothermal liquefaction.

• Background and interest in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence disciplines
• Software packages:
 Computer Science – Python, Tensor Flow, Theano, Caffee libraries
 Mechanical Eng. – Python and/or MATLAB, SolidWorks, Aspen Plus, and LabVIEW
• Ability to work independently and in a team, and strong communication skills
• Admission from the College of Graduate Studies at the University of Idaho
Two years for M.Sc. and four years for the Ph.D. program.

Department support will be granted based on the qualifications and experience.

Fall 2018, the positions will remain open until filled.

How to Apply

CONTACT Interested individuals who have any questions are encouraged to contact Drs. Vakanski and Mirkouei at ( and or (208) 757-5420.

Position Category: Engineering. Position Type: PhD Program.