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Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för elektroteknik och datavetenskap
Third-cycle subject: Computer science
We are looking for highly-qualified and motivated individuals to pursue a PhD in the area of data science. The prospect PhD students will join a newly-established research team in KTH led by professor Aristides Gionis ( https://www.kth.se/profile/argioni/ ). The research team focuses on developing novel methods to extract knowledge from data, modeling large-scale complex systems, and exploring new application areas in data science. Emphasis is given in the areas of graph mining, social-network analysis, modeling of information networks and social-network dynamics, as well as in emerging domains, such as interpretable AI. The work combines foundational research in algorithms with development of novel applications.
The advertised positions are funded by Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), Sweden's largest individual research program that provides a platform for academic research and education, fostering interaction with Sweden's leading companies. Funding is also provided by an ambitious 5-year European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant titled REBOUND, which aims to study the phenomena of polarization and echo chambers in online media, and develop methods to mitigate these phenomena.
Successful applicants should have completed successfully, or expected to complete, a Master of Science degree, and have strong background in algorithmic design, data mining, machine learning, and combinatorial optimization. Doctoral students are expected to be able to publish high-quality papers and develop research prototypes.
The doctoral students will be placed at the Royal Institute of Techology and supervised by professor Aristides Gionis.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may there after be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Doctoral section (Students union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
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Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Working hours: Full time
Salary: Monthly salary according to kth's doctoral student salary agreement
Reference number: J-2019-2120
Last application date: 2019-09-30
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