One or more PhD Stipends in Computer Science; Foundations for Trajectory Analytics (16-18063)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Computer Science, one or more PhD stipends in "Data Analytics and Machine Learning" are available within the general study programme Computer Science. The stipends are open for appointment from 1 October 2018 or soon thereafter.

Job description

We are witnessing a proliferation of trajectory data. A prime example of such data is timestamped position data that captures the movements of vehicles. Such data may be used for a wide range of important analyses relating to traffic and transportation.

The objective of the PhD positions is to conduct research that aims to establish a foundation for ingesting and compressing trajectory data and for enabling computationally efficient analyses, including approximate analyses, of compressed data while offering accuracy guarantees.

– A Master’s degree in computer science or a closely related field
– Experience with data management and query processing

For further information about scientific aspects of the stipends, please contact Associate Professors Christian S. Jensen or Torben Bach Pedersen,

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipends.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Bettina Wedde, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email:, phone: +45 9940 9909.

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The application is only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

We wish reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 27 July 2018
Unit: Department of Computer Science
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Post expires on Friday July 27th, 2018