Birthplace of Grammatical Evolution

We currently have three fully funded PhD positions!

We have recently received significant funding from the Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) and Enterprise Ireland to support a number of projects in the areas of Machine Learning, Program Synthesis and Automated Design of Digital Circuits. These projects have major multinational commercial collaborators including Intel, S3Group and Dell/EMC, and the group will grow to 23 (four faculty, eight postdocs and eleven PhD students) people by early 2020.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with a group that has excellent links with industry, a very strong research record and a broad range of researchers.

We are currently recruiting three PhD students, who will be working in Machine Learning (ML) and Program Synthesis, with a particular emphasis on their use in Automatic Electronic Circuit Design. The BDS group works with all sorts of ML, AI and DA techniques, but specialise in Evolutionary Computation, a type of machine learning that is based on coarse models of natural evolution. The BDS group is the birthplace of Grammatical Evolution, the world’s most often used non-patented Evolutionary Automatic Programming System.

The positions are fully funded and are made up of the maximum tax free stipend allowable (18,500 per annum) and EU fees (5,500 per annum), as well as generous equipment and travel allowances.

For informal discussions about the work, please contact Prof. Conor Ryan ( Successful candidates are expected to start in September 2019, but accommodations may be made for an earlier start under certain conditions.

Closing Date: May 30th, 2019.

  • 6 PhDs
  • 3 Post Docs
  • 2 Faculty Member
  • 1 Softwared Developer
  • 15 PhDs Completed
  • More than 200 Publications
  • Multidisciplinary Projects
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