Postdoctoral position in data analytics and machine learning for smart cities
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education. The Department currently has about 280 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. More info: http://www.it.uu.se
Duties/Project description: Research. Teaching duties might be included with a maximum of 20%.
Cities around the world are currently under quick transition towards a low carbon environment, high quality of living, and resource efficient economy. Data from various sources (e.g. Internet-of-Things, smart systems) and context (e.g. water, energy) are considered to be valuable asset for smart cities. However, the heterogeneity of data makes it difficult to interpret, analyze, and support decision-making. Artificial intelligence and big data analytics are valuable techniques to be explored for addressing this challenge.
Successful candidate may contribute to the following potential topics:
- Machine learning algorithms for extracting correlations, discovering patterns, and making prediction from big data in smart cities
- Data analytics and optimisation for smart city applications, such as smart energy systems, transportation, and healthcare.
- Intelligent systems for data collection, data analytics, and decision support for smart cities.
Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in Computer Science or related discipline. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.
The applicant should have a strong background in data analytics and machine learning. Good programming skills and communication skills are required in this project. We expect the candidate to have demonstrated ability to do research, as seen through his/her thesis and publications.
Application: Applications should include a description of research interests and past experience, including a motivation for applying for this position, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Ph.D. thesis (or a draft thereof), relevant publications, and other relevant documents. Candidates are encouraged to provide up to 3 letters of recommendation and contact information to reference persons. Applications should contain information about earliest feasible starting date of employment.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Dr. Edith C.-H. Ngai, phone +46 18 – 471 5745, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your application by 31 May 2019, UFV-PA 2019/1369.
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Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/1369
Last application date: 2019-05-31
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