Assistant Professor in Machine Learning at Télécom Paris - CDI

Job description


Télécom Paris, a school of the IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom) and a founding member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, is one of the top 5 French general engineering schools. An institution on a "human scale" but with a strong international component, Télécom Paris is recognized for its proximity to companies. This public school guarantees excellent employability in all sectors and is the leading engineering school for the entire digital vertical (from hardware layers to uses).

With its excellent teaching and innovative pedagogy, Télécom Paris is at the heart of a unique innovation ecosystem, based on interaction and the importance of project mode in its training on the one hand, and its interdisciplinary research on the other. Its teacher-researchers are affiliated with two research laboratories: on the one hand, the LTCI laboratory, which is presented by the HCERES as a flagship unit in the field of digital sciences with remarkable international influence; and on the other hand, the i3 laboratory, Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation (I3 - UMR 9217 of the CNRS), which pursues a multidisciplinary research program focused on innovation in the framework of a collaboration with the École Polytechnique and Mines ParisTech

Based in Palaiseau, at the heart of the Institut Polytechnique campus alongside the École Polytechnique, ENSTA, Télécom Sud Paris and ENSAE, Télécom Paris also has an incubator based in Paris at the heart of the French start-up ecosystem.

Télécom Paris is positioned as an open-air laboratory for all the major technological and societal challenges: artificial intelligence, quantum computing, IOT, cybersecurity, large-scale digital equipment (Cloud), 5G/6G, Green IT.

SCIENTIFIC CONTEXT

The Information Processing and Communication Laboratory (LTCI) is Telecom Paris’ in-house research laboratory. Since January 2017, it has continued the work previously carried out by the CNRS joint research unit of the same name. The LTCI was created in 1982 and is known for its extensive coverage of topics in the field of information and communication technologies. The LTCI’s core subject areas are computer science, networks, data science, signal and image processing and digital communications. The laboratory is also active in issues related to systems engineering and applied mathematics.


The open position is part of the research strategy of LTCI and Télécom Paris around Data Science,

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. the position will be hosted by the Statistics, Signal processing and Machine Learning (S²A) team, within the Images, Data & Signals department. In particular research at the S²A team is characterized by a fruitful interplay between statistics and probabilistic modeling, machine learning, signal processing, audio data analysis and social data analysis. The associate professor will contribute as well to the dynamics of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris with a very riche eco-system where projects in Data Science abound, whether it be between academic teams or with industrial groups.


DESIRED SCIENTIFIC EXPERTISE

  • Machine Learning: theory and algorithms
  • Structured data analysis :graphs, time series, spatial data…
  • Robustness, reliability, fairness
  • Sequential/active/reinforcement learning


JOB DESCRIPTION


MAIN MISSIONS OF THE POSITION


  1. Applicants should participate in the design and implementation of courses in their scientific field.
  2. They should conduct research.

  3. They should participate in the development of partnerships, collaborations, and contractual agreements in their scientific field.


ACTIVITIES


Teaching:

In collaboration with the other faculty members of the department:

  • Provide courses consistent with areas of knowledge, skills-set, and departmental needs;
  • Teach labs and tutorials for undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Serve on juries for prospective students who are applying for engineering courses, specialized masters, etc.;
  • Contribute to the analysis of training needs;
  • Design and organize teaching activities for undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Design and implement project-based teaching;
  • Supervise student projects;
  • Develop courses and teaching tools in the above-mentioned field.

Research:

  • Engage in research activities in the scientific field concerned;
  • Write proposals and participate in projects with partners from the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, the Institut Mines-Télécom or other institutions from the academic and/or corporate world, in particular in the framework of fundamental, national, or European projects;
  • Carry out industrial research contracts;
  • Explore and develop partnerships within the industry and establish contractual agreements.

Coordination:

  • Participate in and contribute to the scientific activities of the Group (seminars, presentations, juries, etc.).

Fostering the recognition of Telecom Paris and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris:

  • Disseminate research findings via scholarly writing and publication;
  • Lead presentations and seminars;
  • Take an active role in scholarly and professional organizations;
  • Maintain close relations with academic institutions, research centers, and companies.

Other responsibilities:

  • Participate in the scientific, pedagogical, and management activities of the department and/or institution;
  • Where appropriate, direct and manage the staff placed under their responsibility or supervision;
  • Report on the activities and results of the tasks for which they are responsible.

Job requirements


Required skills, experience, and knowledge:

  • In-depth theoretical or applied knowledge in their field of expertise;
  • An excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • If the candidate is does not speak French, from the moment they are hired they must commit to reaching a professional proficiency of French as quickly as possible while under contract.

Preferred skills, experience, and knowledge:

  • Post-doctoral or international experience in an academic or industrial laboratory is appreciated;
  • Teaching experience.

Other abilities and skills:

  • The ability to be an active team member in a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment;
  • Strong teaching, pedagogical, and mentoring capabilities;
  • Superb written and interpersonal communication skills.

LEVEL OF TRAINING / EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Doctorate or equivalent;
  • Civil servant recruited through the École Polytechnique or ENA or former student of the École Normale Supérieure and ≥ 3 years of professional experience;
  • Holds a post-graduate degree from an engineering, business, or management school and has ≥ 5 years of professional experience;
  • Holds a post-graduate degree and has ≥ 5 years of professional experience;
  • Is a high-level business executive with ≥ 8 years of professional experience.

ACADEMIC RANK and CARRIER EVOLUTION

The proposed position is a permanent position. Depending on its experience, the successful candidate will obtain the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor title. The latter is given to the candidates having the French habilitation diploma, HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) or an equivalent international academic experience. To obtain the Full Professor title, one of the conditions is to take the HDR.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply the following files (pdf) will be required :

  • A cover letter,
  • A curriculum vitae,
  • Statements of research and teaching interests (4 pages),
  • Three publications,
  • Contact information for two references to : Stephan Clémençon (stephan.clemencon@elecom-paris.fr), Florence d’Alché (florence.dalche@telecom-paris.fr)

Localisation: Télécom Paris, 19 Place Marguerite Perey, 91120 Palaiseau, France

Application deadline: July 16, 2022



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