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Two postdoc positions for Image Recognition and Human-Computer Interaction

The IT University of Copenhagen invites highly motivated individuals to apply for two funded Postdoc positions starting 1 January 2021 or soon thereafter.

We invite applicants who want to contribute to the IT University’s vision of creating and sharing knowledge that is profound and leads to groundbreaking information technology and services for the benefit of humanity; and to contribute to the Digital Design Department’s research themes on care, creativity, participation, data and AI.

The positions are funded by a Villum Synergy grant led by Sebastian Risi and Anders Sundnes Løvlie.

Job description
This cross-disciplinary project aims to make contributions to both Machine Learning and Human-Computer Interactionby improving image recognition systems for non-photographic images (such as art images) through novel neural network architectures and training methods, as well as through a research through design exploration using these technologies to design new ways of experiencing art.

Image recognition systems perform well when detecting objects in photographic images, but poorly when confronted with an image style that is different from the data used in training – in particular when dealing with non-photographic images. This is remarkably different from human vision: Even a very small child can recognize the same objects in photographies and simple drawings. We hypothesize that developing visual recognition algorithms that can recognize depictions in art images may give us a deeper understanding of computer vision compared to human vision, and may help develop ​more general and robust vision algorithms.​ The overall goals of this project is to address the lack of sufficiently large datasets of non-photographic images for training, as well as the ethical and cultural tensions between computer vision and human interpretation of images.

The successful candidates should have experience in some of the following topics:

Position 1 (emphasis on machine learning)

  • Machine learning
  • Self-organizing neural systems
  • Image recognition

Position 2 (emphasis on design):

  • Experience design
  • Research through design
  • Digital art and aesthetics
  • Human-AI interaction

For both positions, the ideal candidate should have:

  • Commitment to work collaboratively on an interdisciplinary project
  • Good publication record

Postdocs will be employed for a period of 2 years.

Research environment
The successful candidate will work together with Anders Løvlie (https://pure.itu.dk/portal/da/persons/anders-sundnes-loevlie(22ec9269-2fff-4dbf-a9c7-5037559a15ee).html) and Sebastian Risi (https://pure.itu.dk/portal/da/persons/sebastian-risi(a420ffb3-2ca6-4925-a25f-baaa5228fc15).html) and join the Robotics, Evolution, and Art Lab (REAL) and the Media, Art and Design group (MAD), which are interdisciplinary research groups at the IT University of Copenhagen (see https://real.itu.dk and https://mad.itu.dk/).

General information
The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) was established in 1999 and is Denmark’s leading university focusing on IT research and education. We deliver state-of-the-art teaching and research within computer science, business IT and digital design. Our ambition is to create and share knowledge that is profound and leads to ground-breaking information technology and services for the benefit of humanity.

The university collaborates closely with industry, the public sector and international researchers and is characterized by a strong entrepreneurial spirit among students as well as researchers.

ITU’s modern campus in central Copenhagen is designed by the world-renowned Danish architect Henning Larsen.

Salary
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Application
The application must be in English and must include:

  •  A motivated application, why you are interested in the position, and how your profile fits the position. 
  •  A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background
  •  Documentation of academic degrees including grade transcripts that documents outstanding academic achievement. 
  •  A research statement, which provides evidence of independent thinking, novelty and originality, and a state-of-the art grasp of the targeted research field.
  •  Applications may also include up to 3 relevant scientific publication written by the applicant
  •  A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)

Applications without the above-mentioned required documents will not be assessed.

It is understood that even highly qualified applicants will satisfy these requirements to varying degrees, for example because of differences in publication cultures in various research fields.

The applicant will be accessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.

The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chair of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting. 

Early contact with our faculty staff is strongly encouraged.

Questions about position 1 can be directed to Professor Sebastian Risi, IT University of Copenhagen, sebr@itu.dk and questions about position 2 can be directed to Associate Professor Anders Sundnes Løvlie, asun@itu.dk.

Application procedure
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button “Apply for position” in the job announcement on our website: http://en.itu.dk/About-ITU/Vacancies

Applications must be written in English. All other documents, such as transcripts must be accompanied by a translation in English or Danish.

Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessment.

Application deadline: 18 November 2021, at 23:59 CET/CEST.

Applications/enclosures received at ITU after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for position

Post expires on Thursday November 18th, 2021

Part-time research assistant for space and satellite technology

The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is looking for a two-year part-time research assistant within space and satellite-related topics. The position is related to the DISCO project and funded by the ITU Computer Science Department, for 50% of full time, from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2023.

Job contents
The applicant is expected to create and offer attractive educational activities both internally at the IT University (projects, workshops, course modules, showcases) and externally (the software components of the DISCO project, in particular data analytics and applications).

Your competences

  • Knowledge of satellite basics
  • Knowledge of CubeSat platform
  • Embedded systems on hardware and software levels
  • Radio communications
  • Maker technologies and prototyping
  • Machine learning basics
  • Scientific and educational communications & dissemination

General information
The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 160 full-time Faculty members. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialization of IT.

Salary
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Working at the IT University
Located in modern architecture at the intersection of the new Ørestad and the old Amager, a 6-minute metro ride from the center of Copenhagen, the IT University offers an informal working environment, a varied everyday life, and a highly motivated, ambitious, competent and diverse international faculty, with PhD degrees from 17 different countries. The IT University is an equal opportunity employer and prides itself in actively and successfully pursuing an improved gender balance among students and among faculty. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups.

Working in Copenhagen
Copenhagen has a strong educational system, a rich cultural life, universal healthcare, good childcare, and well-functioning infrastructure. Copenhagen is among the world’s most livable cities according to the Economist Global Liveability Index. Living and working in Copenhagen will be a good experience for you and your family.

Application
The application must be in English and must include:

  •  A motivated application, including a cogent argument for how qualified you are for the position and brief statements of research and teaching plans
  •  A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background
  •  Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)
  •  Copies of max. 5 different publications that are relevant to the position
  •  A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)

Applications without the above-mentioned required documents will not be assessed.               

The applicant will be accessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.

The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chair of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting. 

Contacts
Questions about the positions can be directed to Lab manager Sebastian Büttrich sbut@itu.dk or department head Peter Sestoft sestoft@itu.dk.

Application procedure
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button “Apply for position” in the job announcement on our website: http://en.itu.dk/About-ITU/Vacancies

Please read the guidelines for applicants carefully before filling in the application form. You can see the guidelines through this link: https://en.itu.dk/research/phd-programme/available-phd-positions/guidelines-for-applicants

Applications must be written in English. All other document, such as transcripts must be accompanied by a translation in English or Danish.

Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessment.

Application deadline
Monday 15 November 2021 at 12:00.

Applications/enclosures received at ITU after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for position

Post expires on Monday November 15th, 2021

PhD position in optimization algorithms for container vessel stowage planning

The IT University of Copenhagen invites highly motivated individuals to apply for a PhD position starting in 1 February 2022 or soon thereafter. 

The IT University’s vision is to create and share knowledge that is profound and leads to groundbreaking information technology and services for the benefit of humanity. The Computer Science Department seeks to conduct research and education that are both foundational and have impact on industry and society.

The Computer Science Department of the IT University of Copenhagen has for more than 15 years worked closely with A.P. Møller-Maersk and other leading carriers on stowage automation. We have educated two of the world’s five PhDs in the field and facilitated spinoffs that have launched several deployed stowage optimization products.

The PhD position is at the centre of these activities. It has been co-funded by the Danish Maritime Fund and involves collaboration with A.P. Møller-Maersk, Sealytix, the Technical University of Denmark, Bielefeld University, and Roskilde University.

A stowage plan assigns containers to load to slots on the vessel. They must be optimized over several ports at the same time and often deal with tens of thousands of containers due to the large size of vessels. Moreover, there are complex stowage rules and seaworthiness requirements as well as many interacting objectives. This makes stowage planning a challenging combinatorial optimization problem comparable to CPU design.

The primary research objective of the PhD is to develop and publish new stowage optimization algorithms that address known shortcomings of current approaches. Two possible directions are:

  • Adaptive large neighborhood search, and
  • Reinforcement learning.

Research data and domain knowledge are provided by collaborators. Moreover, we expect the project to be supported by an industrial PhD on the same topic. 

General information

The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. The IT University has more than 160 full-time Faculty members. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialization of IT.

Successful applicants will be employed and enrolled at the ITU University for a period of 3 or 4 years depending on the university degree level of the applicant. 

Qualifications

You must have an MSc in computer science or similar. Since the PhD project spans algorithms, optimization, and artificial intelligence, a good foundation in all or most of these areas is required. We also value good communication and software development skills due the project’s extensive industrial collaboration.

Salary

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

Application
The application must be in English and must include:

  •  A motivated application, including a cogent argument for how qualified you are for the position and brief statements of research
  •  A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background
  •  Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)

Applications without the above-mentioned required documents will not be assessed.                                                                                                                                       

The applicant will be accessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.

The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chair of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting. 

Early contact with our faculty staff is strongly encouraged.  

Questions about the positions can be directed to Associate Professer, Rune Møller Jensen, IT University of Copenhagen, rmj@itu.dk  

Application procedure

You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button “Apply for position” in the job announcement on our website: http://en.itu.dk/About-ITU/Vacancies

Please read the guidelines for applicants carefully before filling in the application form. You can see the guidelines through this link: https://en.itu.dk/research/phd-programme/available-phd-positions/guidelines-for-applicants

Applications must be written in English. All other documents, such as transcripts must be accompanied by a translation in English or Danish.

Please note that all application material will be destroyed after the assessment.

Application deadline: 14 November 2021, at 23:59 CET/CEST.

Applications/enclosures received at ITU after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for position

Post expires on Sunday November 14th, 2021