The Computer Science Department of Eindhoven University of Technology has a PhD position in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for intelligent context aware lighting in the Interconnected Resource- aware Intelligent Systems (IRIS) group. The PhD candidate is to work in the multidisciplinary IntelLight project that is in collaboration with Signify.
For intelligent lighting control to accommodate user needs and preferences in different contexts, algorithms are needed to infer, and predict ahead of time, a user's context. Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches such as machine learning are widely used in solutions of context recognition in the literature. IoT connectivity makes AI solutions even more interesting since it enables much more contextual information around a user by unlocking data from all sorts of IoT-enabled sensors (not necessarily owned by the user) and directly from the Internet. To be successful, human activities and contexts need to be recognized accurately based on noisy (mostly unlabeled) data. In the PhD candidate’s task is to develop highly accurate, realistic, deployable and robust algorithms for context recognition at homes, while considering the diversity of environments and privacy considerations of users. This is a framework that enables adequate intelligent lighting applications outside of controlled laboratory settings. It does this by solving the issues arising from considerations around the typical lack of labelled training data, data imperfections, diversity of sensor types, models and topology and, last but not least, user privacy.
We are looking for candidates that would like to tackle these challenges and to build a framework that enables intelligent lighting applications outside of controlled laboratory settings.
This position is funded by the Dutch TKI High Tech Systems and Manufacturing (HTSM). Our collaborators in this multidisciplinary project are the TU/e Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (Human Technology Interaction group), the TU/e Department of Mathematics (Illumination Optics group) and Signify as the main industry stakeholder.
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For further information concerning the position, please contact Dr. T. Ozcelebi (t.ozcelebi[at]tue.nl)
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