Postdoc in combinatorics and artificial intelligence

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för teknikvetenskap

Job description

The successful candidate will conduct research in combinatorics and its interactions with artificial intelligence and statistics together with Liam Solus and other members of the mathematics department at KTH. Our understanding of complex combinatorial structures, such as graphs or networks, has long played a central role in artificial intelligence. In recent decades, modern combinatorial theory has expanded beyond graph theory and strengthened its connections to fields such as algebra and geometry. Our goal will be to expand upon these connections and develop their applications to AI and statistics. Researchers with experience in fields related to any of the following are encouraged to apply: combinatorics, statistics, AI, graphical models, causality, algebraic statistics, geometry, algebra, combinatorial optimization, discrete geometry.

The position is a time-limited, full-time, one year position (with the possibility of extension up to one year) starting August 2020 or at an agreed upon date. The position includes generous travel support, and it is financed through the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). The successful candidate will participate in the MATH/AI program at WASP, through which they will have a variety of opportunities to interact with other researchers and industry collaborators in AI, ML, and statistics.

What we offer

  • International workplace.
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Qualifications

A PhD degree awarded within three years of the starting date of the position or to be awarded before the starting date of the position. We seek candidates with a background in areas related to one of the following and an interest in the others: combinatorics, mathematical statistics, graphical models, algebra, discrete geometry. The successful application will be a highly motivated researcher, capable of working both independently as well as in collaboration with other researchers.

Requirements

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Preferred qualifications

A strong emphasis will be placed on scientific skills, pedagogical skills, the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with other researchers, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage .

Application

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV) including relevant experience,
  2. Copy of diplomas and grades from previous university studies with translations into English or Swedish if the originals are not in one of these two languages.
  3. Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position, max 2 pages), and
  4. Research Statement (max 2 pages)
  5. Two letters of recommendation emailed to jobs@math.kth.se with subject line S-2019-2064.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Fixed term employment /temporary contract 2020-07-31.

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

Others

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Working hours: Full time
Salary: Monthly salary
City: Stockholm
Reference number: S-2019-2064
Published: 2019-11-22
Last application date: 2020-01-17


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