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PhD student in Computing Science

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before 2021-09-30

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
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  • Umeå

Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science (www.cs.umu.se), is offering a full-time employment as a PhD student in Computing Science, comprising four years of net study time. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 135 employees from more than 20 countries worldwide.

Project description

The position belongs to the project “A Practical Theory of Computation for Modern Neural Network Architectures” funded by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). The project is a collaboration between the research groups Foundations of Language Processing at Umeå University and Natural Language Processing at Linköping University. It is led by Frank Drewes in Umeå and Marco Kuhlmann in Linköping who have received funding for one PhD student each.

Neural networks are today the most important computational paradigm for AI, machine learning, and natural language processing. However, the formal study of their computational power has not been able to keep up with the upshot of new neural architectures, such as the Transformer. Also, existing theoretical results are of limited practical value, for example because they make idealising assumptions such as infinite precision or unlimited training time. We want to address these shortcomings and develop a theory of computation for modern neural network architectures that is of practical value for natural language processing. The project thus combines methods from theoretical computer science – especially the theory of computation – with knowledge in how modern neural network architectures work. Though the results will be general, the foremost application area to be considered within the project is natural language processing.

WASP

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems.

The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry.

Read more: https://wasp-sweden.org/

The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to providing the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD-students, researchers and industry.

Read more: https://wasp-sweden.org/graduate-school/

Admission requirements

The general admission requirements for doctoral studies are a second-cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at second-cycle level, or an equivalent education from abroad, or equivalent qualifications. To fulfil the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in computing science, the applicant is required to have completed at least 90 ECTS credits in computing science. Applicants who otherwise have acquired skills that are deemed equivalent are also eligible.

Candidates are required to have very good knowledge in project-related subjects, which in particular includes the theory of computation. Fluency in written and spoken English is an indispensable requirement.

Important personal qualities are the ability to work both independently and in a team, creativity, and the willingness to actively pursue one’s own development as a competent researcher.

About the position

The position provides you with the opportunity to pursue PhD studies in Computing Science for four years, with the goal of achieving the degree of Doctor in Computing Science. While the position is mainly devoted to PhD studies (at least 80% of the time), it may include up to 20% department service (usually teaching). If so, the total time for the position is extended accordingly, resulting in a maximum of five years.

The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (chapter 12, 2§) and the decision regarding the position cannot be appealed.

The expected starting date is as soon as possible by agreement.

Application

Applications must be submitted electronically using the e-recruitment system of Umeå University (use the Apply button on this page).

A complete application must contain the following documents:

  • a cover letter including a description of your research interests, your reasons to apply for the position, and your contact information
  • a curriculum vitae
  • copies of completed BSc and/or MSc theses and other relevant publications, if any
  • copies of degree certificates, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades
  • contact information for two persons willing to act as references
  • documentation and description of other relevant experiences or competences.

The application must be written in English or Swedish. Attached documents must be in pdf format. Applications must be submitted electronically using the e-recruitment system of Umeå University and be received no later than September 30, 2021.

The Department of Computing Science values gender diversity, and therefore particularly encourages women and those outside the gender binary to apply for the position.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Frank Drewes (drewes@cs.umu.se).

We look forward to receiving your application!

Umeå University strives to offer an environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment.

We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Admission

As soon as possible, by agreement

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1195-21

Salary

Monthly pay

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

Read the job description at the university homepage

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before2021-09-30

Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

PhD student in Statistics (Functional data analysis)

Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet

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before 2021-10-31

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

The department of Statistics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, is looking for a PhD student in Statistics who can perform high quality methodological statistical research within the field of causal mediation analysis. Apply 2021-10-31 at the latest.

We are seeking a PhD student within the project “Functional data analysis and applications to human movement” led by Lina Schelin. The overall aim of the project is to develop statistical methods within functional data analysis, applicable to relevant research questions with in physiotherapy. The theoretical developments of statistical methods are within the inferential framework for functional data analysis with focus on domain selection as well as clustering methods for functional data. The applied projects are related to analysis of movement data. The project also includes methods for reliability of functional data.

The candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary research environment, including both theoretical and applied projects. The project is located at Umeå University, but the appointed candidate is expected to work in close collaboration with researchers from other disciplines, as well as within international collaborations.

The PhD program in Statistics is four years. PhD students may be appointed to teaching and/or consulting duties up to 20 % of their time, thereby prolonging the duration of the program to guarantee four years of graduate studies. For more information about doctoral studies: www.aurora.umu.se/en/units/faculty-of-social-sciences/

The starting date for the position is December 1, 2021 or upon agreement.

Requirements and qualifications
Applicants should have a degree awarded at the advanced level with a major in Statistics (or equivalent qualifications). Moreover, the student must have satisfactorily undertaken courses in Mathematics equivalent to at least 30 ECTS credits. Exact prerequisites can be found at the department’s Swedish webpage, or using the contact details provided below. Applicants with a degree from a non-Swedish university are encouraged to provide obtained results from GMAT (and/or GRE) and TOEFL tests if available.

The assessments of the applicants are based on their qualifications and their ability to benefit from the doctoral-level education they will receive. Experience in functional data analysis as well as the R programming language is a merit for the position.

How to apply
The application should include:

  • A letter of application with a motivation describing your research interests and how there are relevant for this position.
  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • Form “New PhD” which you can find here: www.hh.umu.se/emp/newPhD.docx
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate theses.
  • Copies of relevant degree certificates and other documentation you wish to include in support of your application.
  • The names, with contact details and e-mail addresses, of at least two reference persons.

The application is to be submitted on the University recruitment system no later than October 31, 2021.

Information
For further information please contact Associate professor Lina Schelin, +46 (0)90-786 5530, lina.schelin@umu.se, or Professor Marie Wiberg, +46 (0)90-786 9524, marie.wiberg@umu.se.

More about USBE
As an internationally respected, nationally influential, and regionally rooted part of Umeå University, Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics contributes to societal development through education and research of a high international standard.

Through interplay with surrounding society, we provide education and research that contributes to the understanding, ability, and responsibility of individuals in relation to societal challenges and the importance of sustainable development.

In collaboration with our surrounding society, we provide education and research that contributes to individuals’ understanding, ability and responsibility in relation to societal challenges and the importance of sustainable development. We are AACSB-accredited and sustainability certified according to the environmental management standard ISO14001.

The Department of Business Administration, the Department of Economics, the Department of Statistics and The USBE office form USBE, with about 140 employees. About 3300 students follow our programs every year and we offer education from the undergraduate to the doctoral program level in all of our main disciplines – Business Administration, Economics and Statistics.

The Department of Statistics has about 30 members of staff. We conduct research with the field of Statistical Sciences, both method development and empirical research, in collaboration with other sciences.

Read more about USBE here: www.umu.se/en/usbe/

Welcome with your application!

Admission

December 1, 2021, or upon agreement

Contact

Lina Schelin, Associate professor

+46 (0)90-786 5530, lina.schelin@umu.se

Marie Wiberg, Professor

+46 (0)90-786 9524, marie.wiberg@umu.se

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1202-21

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

Apply

before 2021-10-31

Read the job description at the university homepage

Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Sunday October 31st, 2021

PhD student in Statistics (Biostatistics)

Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet

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before 2021-10-31

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

The department of Statistics at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, is looking for a PhD student in Statistics, which can perform high quality methodological statistical research connected to cognitive aging studies (Biostatistics). Apply 2021-10-31 at the latest.

We are seeking a PhD student for the research project “Innovative causal methods for cognitive aging studies”, which is led by Maria Josefsson. The overall purpose of the project is to develop statistical methods to study causality between lifestyle factors and cognitive performance at older ages. Particular focus will be on adjustment for selective dropout and selective survival in longitudinal cognitive aging studies using Bayesian machine learning methods.

The project will be a mix of statistical theory, probabilistic programming and applications, for example using data from the Betula study or SHARE. The field of application lies in psychological sciences, health sciences and neuro sciences. The project is located at Umeå University and is conducted in close collaboration with international researchers within the field. The computational language will primarily be R.

The PhD program in Statistics is four years. PhD students may be appointed to teaching and/or consulting duties up to 20% of their time, thereby prolonging the duration of the program to guarantee four years of graduate studies. For more information about doctoral studies: www.aurora.umu.se/en/units/faculty-of-social-sciences/

The starting date for the position is December 1, 2021, or upon agreement.

Requirements and qualifications
Applicants should have a degree awarded at the advanced level with a major in Statistics (or equivalent qualifications). Moreover, the student must have satisfactorily undertaken courses in Mathematics equivalent to at least 30 ECTS credits. Exact prerequisites can be found at the department’s Swedish webpage, or using the contact details provided below. Applicants with a degree from a non-Swedish university are encouraged to provide obtained results from GMAT (and/or GRE) and TOEFL tests if available.

The assessments of the applicants are based on their qualifications and their ability to benefit from the doctoral-level education they will receive. Experience in statistical programming is a merit for the position.

Skills and personal qualities
The position requires a second-cycle university degree in statistics/ mathematical statistics/ computer science or a closely related field. The ideal candidate has experience in mixed effects modelling, probabilistic programming or survival analysis. Computer skills should at least include R, Fortran or similar statistical software.

Personal qualities for the role include being independent, structured, performance-oriented and with strong analytical abilities.

How to apply
The application should include:

  • A letter of application with a motivation describing your research interests and how there are relevant for this position.
  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • Form “New PhD” which you can find here: www.hh.umu.se/emp/newPhD.docx
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate theses.
  • Copies of relevant degree certificates and other documentation you wish to include in support of your application.
  • The names, with contact details and e-mail addresses, of at least two reference persons.

The application is to be submitted on the University recruitment system no later than October 31, 2021.

Information
For further information please contact Associate professor Maria Josefsson +46 (0)90-786 7099, maria.josefsson@umu.se, or Professor Marie Wiberg + 46 (0)90-786 9524, marie.wiberg@umu.se.

More about USBE
As an internationally respected, nationally influential, and regionally rooted part of Umeå University, Umeå School of Business, Economics, and Statistics contributes to societal development through education and research of a high international standard.

Through interplay with surrounding society, we provide education and research that contributes to the understanding, ability, and responsibility of individuals in relation to societal challenges and the importance of sustainable development.

In collaboration with our surrounding society, we provide education and research that contributes to individuals’ understanding, ability and responsibility in relation to societal challenges and the importance of sustainable development. We are AACSB-accredited and sustainability certified according to the environmental management standard ISO14001.

The Department of Business Administration, the Department of Economics, the Department of Statistics and The USBE office form USBE, with about 140 employees. About 3300 students follow our programs every year and we offer education from the undergraduate to the doctoral program level in all of our main disciplines – Business Administration, Economics and Statistics.

The Department of Statistics has about 30 members of staff. We conduct research with the field of Statistical Sciences, both method development and empirical research, in collaboration with other sciences.

Read more about USBE here: www.umu.se/en/usbe/

Welcome with your application!

Admission

December 1, 2021, or upon agreement

Contact

Maria Josefsson, Associate professor

+46 (0)90-786 7099, maria.josefsson@umu.se

Marie Wiberg, Professor

+46 (0)90-786 9524, marie.wiberg@umu.se

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1203-21

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

Apply

before 2021-10-31

Read the job description at the university homepage

Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Sunday October 31st, 2021