The University of Sheffield has an open position for a Research Associate in Complex Systems Modelling to work on the just-started Swarm Awareness project (https://swarmawareness.group.shef.ac.uk ).
The Swarm Awareness project aims to endow a swarm with awareness of its own state, thus allowing individual agents with local knowledge to reach a consensus on the global swarm state. Particular examples of states to measure are swarm size (number of agents), fraction of the swarm committed to a unique decision (quorum), and super-threshold decision (decision-state).
We are seeking candidates with a PhD (or equivalent experience) in mathematics, physics, or computer science, as well as experience of implementing and analysing numerical simulations.
The position is until 12th August 2020 (subject to extension); we aim to let the post-holder start as soon as possible. The application deadline is 18th of October 2018.