Assistant Professor Position AI Software Development, Operation, and Evaluation (1.0 FTE)

Assistant Professor Position AI Software Development, Operation, and Evaluation (1.0 FTE)

Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) Den Bosch, is looking for an Assistant Professor Position AI Software Development, Operation, and Evaluation (1.0 FTE)

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Assistant Professor Position AI Software Development, Operation, and Evaluation (1.0 FTE) 

The next generation of enterprise applications is quickly becoming AI-enabled, providing novel functionalities with unprecedented levels of automation and intelligence. As we recover, reopen, and rebuild, it’s time to rethink the importance of trust. At no time has it been more tested or more valued in leaders and each other. Trust is the basis for connection. Trust is all-encompassing: physical, emotional, digital, financial and ethical. A nice-to-have is now a must-have; a principle is now a catalyst; a value is now invaluable.

The SAFEGUARD lab forges a unique collaboration between Tilburg University, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Jheronimus Academy for Data Science (JADS), and Deloitte. Essentially, this lab focuses on the development, validation and valorization of state-of-the-art, AI-enabled tools to help the next generation of auditors to automatically, continuously and transparently check, ensure and certificate the trustworthiness of AI-applications. The SAFEGAURD lab will synergistically unite software engineering and AI into AI Engineering, fusing proven software development practices (including data pipeline tool chains, and data governance) with the full range of AI, from machine- to advanced deep learning. In this way, it can be ascertained that AI-enabled enterprise systems are trustworthy implying they are fair, explainable and transparent, responsible and accountable, robust and reliable, respectful of privacy, and safe and secure. The SAFEGUARD project is a collaboration of the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS), ‘s-Hertogenbosch (campus Mariënburg), Tilburg University (TiU), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Deloitte, with the intent of delivering competitive technology and AI Software Engineering assets to address the above.

In this respect, JADS is looking for a skilled research professional with whom to share the coordinating roles as well as advisory functions to be employed across the aforementioned lab and its intended research and educational initiatives. The role in question will also likely involve dissemination, exploitation, and further development of concepts, theories, and practices developed within lab operations, for example, at the level of followup projects at NL and EU level.

The research will be conducted under supervision of Prof. Dr. Willem-Jan van den Heuvel and Dr. Damian A. Tamburri. The successful assistant professors are expected to deliver both long-term results (long-term research agendas spanning the JADS user networks) and mid-term results (e.g., publishable algorithms, datasets, approaches, high-impact/high-relevance papers, best practices, patents, etc.).

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Perform and coordinate scientific research in the domain described;
  • Advise SAFEGUARD Ph.D. students in bootstrapping and executing their own research avenues;
  • Develop or supervise the development of best-practices, datasets, software, and other components that address the lab operational needs;
  • Present results at (international) conferences and engage in appropriate international communities;
  • Publish mature results in scientific journals;
  • Educate students both within the SAFEGUARD lab and beyond, up to the overall JADS studentship, e.g., as part of the involvement in 1-2 JADS courses for a total of at least 12 ECTS;
  • Participate in activities of the JADS Data and Engineering (JADE) unit, mainly in ‘s-Hertogenbosch but sometimes also in Eindhoven or Tilburg or at one of the commercial partners in several locations in Europe.

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Do you want to do cool stuff that matters?

We do cool stuff that matters, with data. The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) is a unique cooperation between Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Tilburg University (TiU). At JADS, we believe that data science can provide answers to society’s complex issues. We provide innovative educational programs, data science research, and support for business and society. With a team of lecturers, students, scientists and entrepreneurs – from a wide range of sectors and disciplines – we work on creating impact with data science. We do this by connecting people, sectors and industries: in the past 5 years we have been working with 300+ organizations on data-related projects. Our main drivers? Doing cool stuff that matters with data. Our location at the former monastery Mariënburg in Den Bosch houses a vibrant campus fully dedicated to data science.

At JADS, you work in an ambitious team of professionals to meet the challenges of tomorrow together. We do cool stuff, that matters. We provide talent opportunities for both scientific staff and support staff. JADS is a human-centered organization; we pay attention to your personal development and value a good work-life balance.

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