Seeking A Postdoctoral Researcher (W20203)

The Center for Advanced Intelligence Project has been launched with subsidy from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan for “Advanced Integrated Intelligence Platform Project (AIP) -Artificial Intelligence/ Big Data/ Internet of Things/ Cybersecurity-”.

The Center conducts fundamental theoretical research and develops an innovative technology, with aiming to advance science and contribute to society or humanity.

This Center is a project with a maximum of 10 years from FY 2016.

AI nurturing or complementing intelligence of human are becoming much more important than ever before. Cognitive Behavioral Assistive Technology (CB-AT) Team puts emphasis on developing CB-AT which promotes cognitive reserve for prevention of cognitive decline and dementia of older adults which damage the intelligence of human necessary for social life. We develop conversational assistive AI based on Coimagination method, implement the AI to cognitive behavioral assistive systems, and evaluate the effects on human cognition and mind. Coimagination method is an image-based conversational assistive technology designed for utilizing cognitive functions which decline at mild cognitive impairment. In this context, machine learning methods applicable to the analysis of brainwave for estimating cognitive levels of older adults have been developed aiming for novel dementia digital biomarkers.

For more information, please refer to the following webpage:
Cognitive Behavioral Assistive Technology Team | RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project

Job title and job descriptions

Job title, available positions

Opening for Postdoctoral Researcher, one position

Postdoctoral Researcher: Carries out research and other work in accordance with team research themes under the direction of supervisors. Basically defined as those with a doctoral degree of 5 years or less.

Job description

Within the following projects,

  1. The new trilateral project, including research groups from Japan, Germany, and France*
  2. Development of cognitive behavioral assistive systems

the candidate will be engaged in a research and development consisting of:

  • Research on the development of novel dementia biomarkers within cognitive training framework based on the Coimagination method developed by the team
  • Design of brainwave acquisition experiments (stimulus presentation and data recording) with elderly subjects within cognitive training frameworks.
  • Collection of behavioral data of at least 100 subjects through randomized controlled trials (RCT) on cognitive intervention based on Coimagination method
  • Collection of brainwave data before and after the trials
  • Data analysis using modern machine learning methods in collaboration with German and French project partners (Python’s MNE and BrainDecode frameworks).
  • Development of evaluation of machine learning methods applicable to the analysis of brainwave for estimating cognitive levels of older adults
  • Publication of original research papers, manuals and reports
  • Works to promote the above research and development activities.

The trilateral project is coordinated by JST, German Research Foundation (DFG, Germany) and The French National Research Agency (ANR, France) in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The title of the research project is “AI for Aging societies: From Basic Concepts to Practical Tools for AI Facilitated Cognitive Training”

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