Faculty Positions in Neuro-inspired Computation/AI or Human Brain Development
International Research Center for Neurointelligence, The University of Tokyo
September 26, 2018
Competitive with benefits
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
How do human and machine intelligence arise? The International Research Center for Neurointelligence (IRCN) at The University of Tokyo was launched in October 2017 to tackle this challenge over the next ten years under the World Premier International (WPI) Research Initiative of Japan. IRCN researchers will understand emergent principles of neural circuit development to inspire next-generation neural computation for artificial intelligence and novel therapies for mental illness. We are seeking Project Assistant, Associate and Full Professors in both the neuro-inspired computation and human brain development fields to leverage our world-class facilities and global networks to bridge disciplines. The official language of IRCN is English and bilingual support is provided.
Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent in a related field
Research achievement in a relevant field
Good communication skills in English
Internal Number: 1
About International Research Center for Neurointelligence, The University of Tokyo
The IRCN (International Research Center for Neurointelligence) was established on October 10, 2017 with a 10-year mission: to create a new discipline at the interface of human and artificial intelligence from the perspective of neurodevelopment and its disorders. Great technical strides are prying open the black box of the brain, while artificial deep-learning algorithms can now defeat Go masters. Yet, we are still far from understanding the general and flexible intelligence characteristic of humans. IRCN seeks answers in the underlying principles of neural circuit development and how it goes awry in psychiatric disorders. This promises new insights for truly neuro-inspired artificial intelligence (A.I.) and innovative, computational approaches to better understanding the human condition. Ultimately, such an approach will encompass the fruits of human intelligence – the humanities and social sciences. Come share our quest, key collaborations, state-of-the-art core facilities and unique culture!