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  • MLG Seminar - Modular protein interaction domains - Evolution, Selectivity and Complexity

    On February 14, 2012 a seminar will be presented by Dr Piers D. Nash with the title "Modular protein interaction domains - Evolution, Selectivity and Complexity".  This seminar jointly organized with the MoRe group of the VIB/VUB, will take place on the VUB campus, building D, room D.005 (located at the lower level) at 11:00. A map of the VUB campus can be found here.  A barcode will be provided to those coming by car to access the VUB campus.

     

  • MLG Seminar - "Ensemble learning for real-world classification"

    On 18 January 2011 a seminar will be presented by Nima Hatami in the ULB (room : NO7.07) with the title "Ensemble learning for real-world classification".

  • New MLG member

    MLG welcomes Andrea Dal Pozzolo, new MLG doctoral student, which will work on the project "Adaptive real-time machine learning for credit card fraud detection" in collaboration with ATOS Worldline and funded by DOCTIRIS- INNOVIRIS.

  • PhD position available at MLG

    POSITION NO LONGER AVAILABLE

    Applications are invited for a full-time 4-year PhD research position at the Machine Learning Group, Computer Science Department, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, starting as soon as possible.
     
    The researcher is expected to carry out fundamental research in (Evolutionary) Game Theory, group formation and network dynamics and to take an active role in the interdisciplinary research project in collaboration with the ULB ECARES institute, which is funding the position. Using methods of experimental economics and computational modeling we will examine the interplay group formation and preference dynamics in multiplayer games in order to provide supported answers to the origin and evolution of other regarding preferences.
     
    The Machine Learning Group, ULB is a research group that carries out theoretical research on statistical machine learning and learning dynamics, and takes part in several applied research projects in domains as diverse as computational biology and social dynamics.  
     
    Located in heart of Brussels, the Université Libre de Bruxelles is renowned for quality research through its prestigious affiliate research centres and world renowned faculty. Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the European Union, is a cosmopolitan city renowned for its picturesque squares and buildings, serene parks and gardens and a very vibrant cultural life spiced up by many international languages.
     

    Qualifications

    Applicants should have a recent Master degree in Computer Science or a subject area related to statistical mechanics or computational modeling. In particular, any experience on game theory,  machine learning or artificial intelligence research will be an asset.
     
    Applicants are expected to have strong programming skills, good math skills, the ability to work independently, strong interpersonal skills, good writing and oral communication. 
     
    Upon offer of a position in MLG-ULB, the candidates who are non-EU citizens are required to obtain an appropriate long-term Schengen visa; further information is available from their nearest Belgian embassy viagrasstore.net.
     

    Deadline

    Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as positions will remain open until filled by suitable candidates.
     

    Contact

    Candidates are invited to send their CV with the detailed list of publications, if any, a research statement, a copy of their thesis abstract and the names of at least two references in .pdf format by email to Tom.Lenaerts@ulb.ac.be.  The subject field of your email must be MLG-JOB: doc.
     
    Candidates are also expected to attach their transcripts and a letter of recommendation from their MSc supervisor or another relevant person.
     

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    ULB is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. ULB wishes to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
     
  • MLG Seminar Cancelled

    As a result of the strike this thursday the  seminar by Kim Van Roey planned on December 22, 2011 will be posponed to another date next year. Our apologies for this inconvenience.

  • MLG publication in BMC Bioinformatics

    The paper " Multiple-input multiple-output causal strategies for gene selection" by G. Bontempi, B. Haibe-Kains,  C. Desmedt C, C. Sotiriou and J. Quackenbush has been accepted for publication in BMC Bioinformatics.

  • A.A. Miranda successfully defended his PhD thesis

    Abhilash Alexander  Miranda successfully defended his PhD thesis "Spectral Factor Model for Time Series Learning"

  • G. Bontempi local chair in IEEE-ICDM 2012 (Brussels)

    G. Bontempi appointed local chair of ICDM 2012 (http://icdm2012.ua.ac.be/), top conference in data mining which will take place in Brussels in December 10-13, 2012

  • MLG Seminar - "Cartification: from Similarities to Itemset Frequencies"

    On 17 November 2011 a seminar will be presented by Bart Goethals in the ULB (NO8 - Rotule) with the title "Cartification: from Similarities to Itemset Frequencies".

  • MLG publication in PLoS computational biology

    A new article related to the chronic myeloid leukemia reseach will soon appear in PLoS Computational Biology.  The article entitled the "Dynamics of mutant cells in hierarchical organized tissues" discusses analytical solutions for a deterministic multicompartment model, illustrating its applicability through a study of the origin and dynamics of the PIG-A mutant clones that are found in the bloodstream of virtually every healthy adult human.   

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