- From: Stephen Fancsali <sfancsali@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: edm-announce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:23:13 -0400
[on behalf of Tanja Käser]
*Postdoc in Educational Data Mining at EPFL, Switzerland*
The EPFL Machine Learning for Education Laboratory headed by Prof. Tanja
Käser (https://people.epfl.ch/tanja.kaeser/?lang=en) is looking for a
The lab performs research at the intersection of machine learning, data
mining, and education. We are interested in understanding and improving
human learning through the creation of accurate models of human behaviour
and learning. One of the lab’s main focuses is the digital transformation
of vocational education and training in Switzerland.
As a postdoc you will develop models and algorithms for representing and
predicting student knowledge and behaviour across a range of domains (e.g.
MOOCs, educational games, simulations). An important focus will be put on
the detection, analysis, and representation/prediction of learning
strategies in open-ended learning environments.
*Main duties and responsibilities include:*
– Conduct novel research at the intersection of machine learning and
– Participate in the supervision of Master’s and PhD students;
– Contribute to applied research projects related to digital vocational
education and training;
– Participate in the writing of articles and of other documents related
to research activities;
– Participate in the teaching activities of the lab (assistance of
exercises, exam correction, supervision of research project students);
– Support the logistic activities of the lab.
*Your profile :*
Applicants should have completed or be about to complete their Ph.D. in
Computer Science or a related technical field. We expect a strong
scientific background and proven track record in machine
learning/statistics/data mining with an application to educational data.
Furthermore, we expect excellent communication skills in English.
*We offer :*
EPFL ranks among the world’s top universities in computer science. It is
located in Lausanne, Switzerland, a beautiful and vibrant city in an Alpine
setting on the shores of scenic Lake Geneva, in the very heart of Europe.
EPFL provides an interdisciplinary research setting in digital education,
which is unique in Europe. Our lab is a partner of the EPFL Center for
Learning Sciences (
https://www.epfl.ch/education/educational-initiatives/home/) which brings
together multiple initiatives on digital education. EPFL has produced over
80 MOOCs gathering over 2 million registrations worldwide, opened an
extension school, sold over 40’000 robots to schools for learning to
program, conducted research on technologies for vocational education, eye
tracking, HCI, AR, tangibles, analytics, etc. and produced cutting edge
research in many sectors of educational technologies. EPFL has also opened
an incubator that hosts 70 start-ups in digital education, the Swiss EdTech
The initial contract is for one year – renewable for up to four years
(based on performance). The start date is anticipated for fall 2020
*How to apply:*
When applying, please upload the following documents:
– Cover letter;
– CV (including list of publications);
– 1-2 reference publications;
– Names of two references.
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