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2 Doctoral Candidate Positions in the area of Deep Learning

Application closes on 15.5.2019
Place Department of Communications and Networking Position Doctoral Candidate Positions

Target degree: Doctor of Science (Technology)

Study time: Four years (when studying full-time)

Supervisor: Prof. Yu Xiao (mobilecloud.aalto.fi)

Starting date: August 1st, 2019

Site of Research: Mobile cloud computing group (mobilecloud.aalto.fi), School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University

Research areas: Deep learning

Optional topics: deep video analytic, AI-driven edge computing, deep learning for mobility analytic

We are looking for doctoral students to work for the 5G-MOBIX (5G for cooperative & connected automated mobility on x-border corridors) project. Funded by the European Commission, 5G-MOBIX applies and evaluates 5G core technological innovations to autonomous driving use cases across cross-border and urban test sites around Europe and Asia. The industry consortium includes about 100 partners from telecom (e.g. Telefonica, China Mobile, Nokia, etc.) and automotive (e.g. Ford, Daimler, Sinotruck, etc.), plus public authorities.

The candidate must have a master’s degree (or equivalence) in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, cognitive science or in a related study with excellent results.  The candidate must have a high motivation for research, and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team.

For the candidate qualified for the current position, an official Aalto University application process for doctoral studies will be accomplished. Hence, before preparing his/her application for the current call a candidate should ensure that the corresponding formal requirements will be fulfilled:  https://into.aalto.fi/display/endoctoralelec/How+to+apply#Howtoapply-granting

Skills and qualities required to apply

  • Familiar with basics of deep learning and neural networks
  • excellent programming skills, preferable in multiple languages
  • good practice of applied mathematics, e.g. optimization and statistics
  • good written and oral communication skills in English
  • good organization skills
  • rigorous thinking
  • ability to work independently
  • research experience in the field of computer vision, data mining and edge computing is considered a plus

Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using “Apply now!” link below, no later than May 15, 2019. Please include the following documents in English:

  • Application letter 
  • CV 
  • Transcripts of studies
  • Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employers
  • Proof of English proficiency

Further information: Assistant Professor Yu Xiao, yu.xiao@aalto.fi (research related information) and HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi katja.korpinurmi@aalto.fi (application process, practical arrangements)

About Aalto University and Finland

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), for its outside-the-box thinking on research collaboration, funding and innovation. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of whome close to 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in the capital area of Finland. With 37% of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international community with strong academic standing.

At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.

As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland, please visit our information pages for international staff: https://www.aalto.fi/aalto-university/international-staff-guide

Interested? Apply now!

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Ultrafast Fiber Lasers

Application closes on 30.4.2019
Place Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering Position Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral Researcher to join our research work.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Ultrafast Fiber Lasers

JOB DESCRIPTION
You will be a key member of a research group seeking the exploitation of our proprietary laser technology. Your goal as a Postdoctoral Researcher will be to develop active mode-locked fiber lasers based on our propriety laser technology. Expertise in ultrafast fiber laser assembly and characterization is a must as are good team working and communication skills. Previous work with actively or passively mode-locked fiber lasers and good familiarity with the technological landscape is a plus. You’ll get to conduct high quality research with our cutting-edge technology that expands mode-locking fiber laser technology to important new applications. Collaboration with application developers is expected. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to be involved in preparing research for commercial exploitation!

RESEARCH GROUP
This research position will be supported by the Photonics group at Aalto, which is led by Professor Zhipei Sun. The group mainly focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional layered materials) for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The Photonics group is part of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technology. Details of the publications of the research group can be found via: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=zyAEB5kAAAAJ&hl=en

REQUIREMENTS

•    PhD degree in laser physics or related topics is favorable for the position

•    Excellent knowledge of actively mode-locked fiber lasers, characterization and assembly thereof

•    Proven track record in major scientific research

•    Good command of English is necessary

SALARY AND CONTRACT TERMS
Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled for 1 year with an extension possibility. The expected starting salary is approximately 3500 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. Salary will increase according to responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is before April 2019 but can be also negotiable.

HOW TO APPLY
Please apply through the “Apply now!” link below and include the following attachments:

•    Application cover letter

•    Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades

•    Curriculum Vitae

•    List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted

•    Research plans for future research

•    References

Application period closes on April 30, 2019 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately, please send your application as soon as possible. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

MORE INFORMATION
For additional information, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi. For additional information on recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, e-mail firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

ABOUT AALTO UNIVERSITY, CAMPUS AND FINLAND
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is located at Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/international_staff/

Interested? Apply now!

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher or Research Fellow in Very Long Baseline Interferometry

Application closes on 30.4.2019
Place Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering Position Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

Aalto University radio astronomy group (Metsähovi Radio Observatory & Dept. of Electronics and Nanoengineering) is looking for a   

Postdoctoral researcher or research fellow in very long baseline interferometry

to join the Academy of Finland –funded, interdisciplinary NT-VGOS (Novel Techniques for the VLBI Global Observing System) research project, which is a joint effort of the Aalto University and the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute of the National Land Survey. The project brings together radio astronomers and geodesists with an aim to enable new levels of accuracy in global geodetic reference frames that meet the future needs of monitoring global changes.  

The international geodetic community is currently building the next generation global VLBI network VGOS (VLBI Global Observing System) that aims to achieve millimetre-level accuracy in determining station positions. In order to achieve this goal, it will be necessary to develop novel analysis methods that take into account previously ignored systematic error sources. NT-VGOS project specifically studies how the non-pointlike, time and frequency variable radio structure of distant quasars, which are used as reference points in geodetic VLBI, will affect the VGOS measurements and how these systematics are best mitigated.

JOB DESCRIPTION
You will be a key member in the NT-VGOS project that operates in the interface between the astronomical and geodetic very long baseline interferometry (VLBI). You will participate in developing imaging capability for the VGOS network in order to make corrections for the source structure effects possible. You will develop and lead a program to measure the frequency dependency of the astrometric positions of quasar cores. These “core-shifts” need to be taken into account in the wideband VGOS measurements, but they also provide important astrophysical information about the central engines of quasars. Furthermore, you are encouraged to pursue also research topics of your own choice, presumed that they align with the work done in the radio astronomy group.

RESEARCH GROUP
Together the radio astronomy group and the staff of the Aalto University Metsähovi Radio Observatory form a vibrant research community of about 15 people that has a strong focus on radio and multi-wavelength studies of active galactic nuclei and on very long baseline interferometry. The VLBI research is led by Dr. Tuomas Savolainen and the group is active in several major international research programs, including the Event Horizon Telescope (mm-VLBI), the RadioAstron satellite (space-VLBI), and the MOJAVE monitoring program of active galactic nuclei jets.   

The group has an access to excellent local facilities, as Metsähovi operates a 14-meter radio telescope in Kirkkonummi, about 35 km from the main campus. The telescope is used for both single-dish observations at cm-to-mm-wavelengths and as a part of international VLBI-networks, such as the European VLBI Network, Global mm-VLBI Array, and International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry. Furthermore, the Metsähovi Radio Observatory shares its radio-quiet site with the Geodetic Research Station of the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, which is currently commissioning a next generation VGOS-compatible radio telescope for geodetic VLBI observations.

SALARY AND CONTRACT TERMS
The position will be initially filled for two years with a possible extension up to three years, contingent upon satisfactory performance. The starting salary depends on the experience and qualifications, being ~3500€/month for an appointment at the postdoctoral researcher level. The contract includes a paid annual leave, occupational health care coverage and social security benefits. Support for participation in conferences and research visits is available. The starting date is negotiable, but we expect the candidate to be able to start by the autumn 2019.

REQUIREMENTS

  • PhD in astronomy, astrophysics, geodesy, or other relevant field
  • Strong background in radio interferometry, preferably in very long baseline interferometry
  • A track record of scientific publications in high-quality peer reviewed journals
  • Good communication skills in English

Experience either in astrometric/geodetic VLBI or in studies of active galactic nuclei jets is considered an advantage.

READY TO APPLY?
Please apply online through “Apply for this job” link below and include the following attachments:

  • Application cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • Short research statement (max 4 pages)

Furthermore, candidates should arrange for two letters of reference to be sent directly to isabella.itapalo (a) aalto.fi. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree by the starting date.

The call is open until April 30, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

MORE INFORMATION
For additional information, please contact Dr. Tuomas Savolainen (tuomas.k.savolainen (a) aalto.fi), or in recruitment process related questions HR Secretary Isabella Itäpalo (isabella.itapalo (a) aalto.fi).

ABOUT AALTO UNIVERSITY, CAMPUS AND FINLAND
The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. Metsähovi Radio Observatory is located in a protected radio quiet zone in Kirkkonummi, about 35 km from the Otaniemi campus. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our information pages for international staff.

Interested? Apply now!

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Doctoral Candidate in Multi-physics Analysis and Design of Smart Building Elements

Application closes on 30.6.2019
Place Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering Position Doctoral Candidate Positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in electronics, electromagnetics and radio communications and radar systems; we develop enabling and groundbreaking solutions for smart living environments and cities. The school is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated

Doctoral candidate in multi-physics analysis and design of smart building elements

The antennas and propagation group at Aalto University invites you to apply for the doctoral candidate position in multi-physics analysis and design of smart building elements. The important challenge in a smart city is to realise both energy efficiency and connectivity for buildings and its residents. Typical energy-efficient buildings prevent wireless base-station signals from reaching the inside of a building. Hence ensuring indoor connectivity by outdoor cellular wireless infrastructure requires significant innovations in both wireless infrastructure and building elements. This challenge is even more important as the fifth-generation (5G) broadband wireless networks comes into play to support especially wireless indoor connectivity.

Job description
In this position, you have the opportunity to perform state-of-the-art research on electronics, electromagnetics and radio communications in a group recognized worldwide in 5G research. You will co-design antennas and microwave circuits for smart buildings in collaboration with experts from building engineering and material science, both from academy and industry. The multi-physics design and analysis of building elements with embedded antennas and circuits will be performed using Comsol Multiphysics and CST Studio Suite software packages. You will demonstrate the suitability of the novel building elements by fabricating them for electromagnetic, thermal, mechanical and acoustic insulation tests. You will have access to a wide research infrastructure including antenna and circuit fabrication workshops, microwave instruments and antenna chambers. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

Requirements
You have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with a high average grade as well as excellent grades from courses on electronics. Those who gained practical experience in microwave circuit design during his/her master’s degree are most welcome for this position. Background and interests in radio communications systems along with experience in radio frequency instrumentation and measurements are assets. Please document all experience in radio frequency designs and measurements in your application.

In this position you will apply for the study right for doctoral studies at Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. In particular, please pay attention to the mandatory skill level in English.

Research group
The antennas and propagation group of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering at Aalto University is recognized for its 5G research in Europe. We have performed research in radio instrumentation and measurements, radio propagation modeling, and antenna measurement methods for more than twenty years with outstanding outcomes, strong visibility in notable scientific conferences and journals, and a wide network of collaboration around the world. The antennas and propagation group accommodates University Lecturer Dr. Clemens Icheln and four doctoral students as of February 2019. More information about the antennas and propagation group.

Salary and contract terms
The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2450 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The starting time is flexible but no later than fall 2019.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Associate Professor Katsuyuki Haneda, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi. In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using “Apply now!” link. Please include the following documents in English

  • Application letter
  • Course transcripts of Master’s studies with grades and Certificate of Master’s degree
  • Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications if any)
  • Brief description of your research interests
  • References

The call is open until June 30, 2019, but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our information pages for international staff.

Interested?
Apply now

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Sunday June 30th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Ultrafast Fiber Lasers

Application closes on 30.4.2019
Place Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering Position Teaching and research positions

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral Researcher to join our research work.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Ultrafast Fiber Lasers

JOB DESCRIPTION
You will be a key member of a research group seeking the exploitation of our proprietary laser technology. Your goal as a Postdoctoral Researcher will be to develop active mode-locked fiber lasers based on our propriety laser technology. Expertise in ultrafast fiber laser assembly and characterization is a must as are good team working and communication skills. Previous work with actively or passively mode-locked fiber lasers and good familiarity with the technological landscape is a plus. You’ll get to conduct high quality research with our cutting-edge technology that expands mode-locking fiber laser technology to important new applications. Collaboration with application developers is expected. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to be involved in preparing research for commercial exploitation!

RESEARCH GROUP
This research position will be supported by the Photonics group at Aalto, which is led by Professor Zhipei Sun. The group mainly focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional layered materials) for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The Photonics group is part of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technology. Details of the publications of the research group can be found via: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=zyAEB5kAAAAJ&hl=en

REQUIREMENTS

•    PhD degree in laser physics or related topics is favorable for the position

•    Excellent knowledge of actively mode-locked fiber lasers, characterization and assembly thereof

•    Proven track record in major scientific research

•    Good command of English is necessary

SALARY AND CONTRACT TERMS
Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled for 1 year with an extension possibility. The expected starting salary is approximately 3500 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. Salary will increase according to responsibilities and performance over time. The contract includes occupational health benefits, holiday bonus, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Preferable starting time is before April 2019 but can be also negotiable.

HOW TO APPLY
Please apply through the “Apply now!” link below and include the following attachments:

•    Application cover letter

•    Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades

•    Curriculum Vitae

•    List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted

•    Research plans for future research

•    References

Application period closes on April 30, 2019 but we will start reviewing candidates immediately, please send your application as soon as possible. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

MORE INFORMATION
For additional information, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi. For additional information on recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Annika Salmelin, e-mail firstname.lastname@aalto.fi.

ABOUT AALTO UNIVERSITY, CAMPUS AND FINLAND
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering is located at Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/careers/international_staff/

Interested?
Apply now!

Post expires on Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Doc­toral Stu­dent to the Spa­ti­otem­poral data analysis research group

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.

The Department of Computer Science (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/computer-science), which is part of the Faculty of Science, is a leading Computer Science research and teaching unit in Finland. The research themes of the Department cover machine learning and algorithms, computer networks and distributed systems, software systems and bioinformatics.

The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Helsinki invites applications for a

Doctoral Student to the Spatiotemporal data analysis research group

Aim of the project

The Spatiotemporal data analysis research group is looking for a PhD student to develop estimation and machine learning algorithms for pedestrian navigation, and smart sustainable cities, especially for automated traffic. Development of sophisticated algorithms is needed to secure the computation of accurate and reliable navigation solution in challenging environments such as urban canyons and indoors, to detect and mitigate the effects of intentional interference of satellite positioning and to retrieve intelligence from the spatiotemporal data for the development of sustainable cities.

The position is full-time and filled for four years.

Requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a MSc in Computer or Data Science and have a strong background in machine learning, statistics, programming and mathematics. The position requires an ability to work in an environment with English as a working language.

Applicants who do not currently hold a doctoral student status in the Doctoral Programme in Computer Science at the University of Helsinki are also eligible to apply but in the event of hiring they are expected to acquire the status during the standard 6-month probationary period.

How to apply

Please submit as a single pdf file:

• an application letter describing motivation and research interests
• a CV including a list of publications
• two reference letters

Please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the the Apply for the position button below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application via the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for submitting the application is January 31th, 2019.

Additional information

For more information on the position, please contact Associate Professor Laura Ruotsalainen (laura.ruotsalainen@helsinki).

For more information on the Doctoral Programme in Computer Science (DoCS), please visit https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-….

Due date

31.01.2019 23:59 EET

Apply for the position

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019