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Job Title Electrical & Computer Engineering Postdoctoral Res
Company Summary All opportunities posted are ongoing.

The Research Participation Program for Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) provides opportunities to participate in AFIT on-going applied research and development projects. The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) is the Air Force’s graduate school of engineering and management as well as its institution for technical professional continuing education. A component of Air University and Air Education and Training Command, AFIT is committed to providing defense-focused graduate and professional continuing education and research to sustain the technological supremacy of America’s air and space forces. AFIT accomplishes this mission through three resident schools: the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, the School of Systems and Logistics, and the Civil Engineer and Services School. Through its Civilian Institution Programs, AFIT also manages the educational programs of officers enrolled in civilian universities, research centers, hospitals, and industrial organizations. Since resident degrees were first granted in 1956, more than 16,000 graduate and 350 doctor of philosophy degrees have been awarded. In addition, Air Force students attending civilian institutions have earned more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees in the past twenty years.


Selected Fellows/Researchers will have the opportunity to perform research on topics of interest to the U.S. Government and to interact with leading scientists performing research and/or advising at the sponsor. The extensive partnering relationships with universities and other government agencies will expose participants to a broad research community. Program participants will have the opportunity to meet government decision-makers and learn directly from them about the role of scientific research in addressing complex, real-world (i.e., operational) needs. Furthermore, fellows have the opportunity to learn how research products transition from the proof-of-concept stage to integrated production systems. Other benefits may include the following:
• Stipend Payments

• Health Insurance

• Inbound Relocation/Dislocation

• Training & Travel


Applicants should have recently completed a degree within five years of the desired starting date in or related discipline, or will be able to complete of all requirements for the degree within six months of the starting date. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.


Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Selections are made as openings occur throughout the year. A complete application includes: profile, two references, and transcripts for all degrees earned and/or currently attending.


The participants will be selected based on academic records, recommendations, applied research interests and compatibility of background with applied research programs and projects at the host Installation. The initial appointment is typically for one year and may be renewed for up to four additional years based upon recommendation of the host installation and subject to availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend which is determined based upon level of education, training, and experience. Inbound travel and moving expenses are reimbursed according to established policies. Travel and other costs will also be reimbursed for training related to the project and approved by ORAU and the host installation. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. Health plans are available through the ORAU for Postgraduate Internship participants.
Location Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Country United States
Position Id AFIT-1172638618
Job Description

A postdoctoral research appointment is available at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  This appointment includes, but is not limited to, the following:

- Conduct research in one or more ongoing projects:

- Exploring interface automation and intelligent human-machine teams for heavy cognitive-load task-saturated functions, such as multiple unmanned aerial vehicle control, or

-  Exploring automation and human assistance for anomaly detection in domains, such as video surveillance and computer network defense.

- Communicate with external partners and organizations, as necessary, to collaborate and complete research.

- Assist in publication process for documenting research results in highly respected journals in the research area.

* Desired research area expertise (one or more of the following): artificial intelligence; agent-based systems; statistical machine learning/pattern recognition; neural networks/self-organizing maps; reinforcement learning; game theory; information theory; cognitive modeling; modeling and simulation.

Number of Openings 1
Degree Specialization computer engineering, mathematics, computational science
Degree Required PhD - Graduate