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02 Jun 2017 Job Opportunity: Cogent Labs

We are Cogent Labs (cogent.co.jp), a Tokyo based artificial intelligence startup company. Cogent Labs bridges the gap between newly published academic research and real-world business solutions by leveraging expertise across many domains, including time series forecasting, information extraction, natural language and speech processing, image classification, and reinforcement learning.

Our mission is to create accessible and intuitive AI solutions which solve real problems. Exploring and implementing new academic research is only one piece of the equation - it is critical to understand the actual needs and potential for AI in the consumer and enterprise market, and to develop scalable application infrastructure to transform that research into tools for everyday use.

Having recently raised our Series A (https://s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/cogentlab/CogentLabs_PressReleaseNews_20170228.pdf) we are aiming to double our team from currently 25 to about 50 people within the next year and are looking for skilled researchers to join our team. The official job description and link to apply can be found here: https://cogentlabs.breezy.hr/p/c1d2371b679a

Currently our research team consists of a wide mix of people from physics, statistics, neuroscience and deep learning, and we are also planning to keep hiring people from a broad range of backgrounds. So while experience with AI and deep learning is definitely a plus, it’s absolutely not necessary.

The working environment is very casual and extremely international (more than 10 different nationalities), and our office is in a great location in Daikanyama (just one stop from Shibuya).

Posted by Dr Max Frenzel, Research Scientist, Cogent Labs

22 Aug 2016 Job Opportunity in Japan: Scientific Manager, Labceutics

Job Description

For more details please contact: sarah.short@diaceutics.com

22 Jul 2015 Postdoc position available at the University of Ulster in Green Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics

A Postdoc position for 2.5 years is available on "Green Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics".

You can find details of the application procedure and job specifications at http://www.plasmamate.org/job-phd-opportunities/jobs-3/

The application deadline is 4th August 2015.

The Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to work within a project funded by the EPSRC. The aim of the project is to synthesize alloyed and nitrides quantum dots to be integrated in solar cell devices. The synthesis method will be based on atmospheric pressure plasmas.

Posted by Professor Davide Mariotti, University of Ulster

Postdoc position available at University of Ulster in Carbon Nanotubes Manufacturing & Applications

 A Postdoc position for 2.5 years is available on "Carbon Nanotubes Manufacturing & Applications".

You can find details of the application procedure and job specifications at http://www.plasmamate.org/job-phd-opportunities/jobs-2/

The application deadline is 4th August 2015.

The Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to work within a project funded by the EPSRC. The work will include both scientific-driven work as well as some involvement with projects in cooperation with industrial partners. The scientific part is focused on developing non-conventional catalyst materials for carbon nanotubes growth and therefore the development of hybrid plasma-thermal systems will be required; focus on synthesis or  material/properties characterization can be tailored based on the candidate expertise and interest.

Posted by Professor Davide Mariotti, University of Ulster

17 Mar 2015 Recent academic accomplishments posted by Dr. Basil Athanasiadis

In collaboration with the Greek-Japanese Association and under the auspices of the Embassy of Japan in Greece, organised two music performances in Greece with the title ‘Antitheseis - Voices’.

The performances took place on 6 and 10 December 2014, at the Parnassos Concert Hall (Athens) and Thessaloniki Concert Hall (Thessaloniki)

The ensemble Shonorities presented works for female voice, violin and piano by Japanese, British and Greek composers: Jo Kondo, Sadao Bekku, Aya Okajima*, Jonathan Harvey, George Leotsakos, Emilios Riadis and Basil Athanasiadis*.     (*world premier)

The programme featured a wide variety of musical styles. The contrasts in music colours, language, intensity and instrumental combinations, allude to certain aspects of oriental aesthetics, reminiscent of the imagery of a Japanese garden amidst the snow of winter

Links

1. Embassy of Japan in Greece http://www.gr.emb-japan.go.jp/portal/gr/culture/dec2014.html 

2. Greek Japanese Association http://grjpn-association.gr/%CF%83%CF%85%CE%BD%CE%B1%CF%85%CE%BB%CE%AF%CE%B1-shonorities/

3. Thessaloniki Concert Hall http://www.tch.gr/default.aspx?lang=el-GR&page=3&season=2014-2015&tcheid=1399

4. Vimeo https://vimeo.com/117173777

Basil Athanasiadis' thoughts on Wabi Sabi and Music posted by Sound and Music

Link: 

Sound and Music Blog https://thesamplerblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/basil-athanasiadis-on-wabi-sabi/