Research Fellow in Applied Software Engineering (KTP Associate)

Department of Computer Science, University College London

The Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL) is seeking one “Research Fellow in Applied Software Engineering (KTP Associate)” in the area of software engineering, ideally with background and experience in machine learning and evolutionary computation to work on a cutting-edge Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project in collaboration with the industrial partner Turing Intelligence Technology Ltd.

This post has funding available for 27 months in the first instance.

The project is funded by the KTP with the goal of realising the company’s vision of automating the entire lifecycle of creating, optimising and deploying AI, by means of evolutionary and machine learning approaches, and will provide the successful candidate with an exciting opportunity to carry out ground-breaking and impactful research in close collaboration with industry. Besides, the successful candidate will receive strong career development support, dedicated research resources, training in transferable skills, conference allowance, and will be interacting with well-renowned research centres and groups at UCL.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Federica Sarro (UCL), Dr Justyna Petke (UCL) and Dr Fan Wu (Turing Intelligence Technology), will be part of the SOLAR group at UCL and will be based at Turing Intelligence Technology.

As a world-leading international university, UCL is recognised internationally for its world class research, knowledge exchange and educational programmes. UCL is the number one London university for Research Strength (REF2014), recognised for its academic excellence and global impact, and the Computer Science (CS) Department has been ranked first in the UK by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).
UCL is a vibrant, dynamic, supportive and friendly place to work, characterised by a multicultural and welcoming community. UCL is proud of its longstanding commitment to equality and to providing a learning, working and social environment in which the rights and dignity of its diverse members are respected. The CS Department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. For more information about UCL and its CS Department, you can watch short videos about our research vision and have a look at the CS web site .

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Federica Sarro (

Formal interviews for this post will be held between March and April 2021.

For further details and how to apply see the full advertisment.