HICT: Doctoral Candidate in Deep Learning for Large-scale Historical Text Data

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The Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology (HICT) is a collaborative doctoral education network hosted jointly by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, the two leading universities within this area in Finland. The network serves as a collaboration platform for doctoral education combining all the relevant subfields of computer science and information technology at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. It involves at present 80 professors and almost 300 doctoral students, and the participating units graduate altogether more than 40 new doctors each year.

We offer the possibility to join world-class research groups in both universities with multiple interesting research projects to choose from. The list of all open Doctoral Candidate positions in this joint call can be found here: https://hict.fi/admissions/

HICT Doctoral Candidate inDeep Learning for Large-scale Historical Text Data

Supervisor(s): Rohit Babbar (Aalto University)

In this project, we aim to develop algorithms and deep learning frameworks for studying large-scale historical textual data in the presence of input and labeling noise. There are many facets to the project including (i) finetuning and testing language models on large-scale corpora, (ii) building supervised and un-supervised learning methods for discourse detection in noisy text data, and (iii) fine-grained category detection in the setting of extremely large number of outputs. 

Given the problem scale consisting of tens of GBs of raw-text, efficiently leveraging the HPC infrastructure such as GPU computing (provided by CSC) remains central to the project. Apart from the core machine learning and NLP tasks, the project will also involve interaction with researchers in Humanities.

Looking for : Self-motivated PhD candidates who are comfortable with deep learning frameworks such as Pytorch

(https://sites.google.com/site/rohitbabbar/Home )

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community and start your journey towards Doctoral dissertation submit your application via our electronic recruitment system. The application form will close 6th February 2022 at 23:59 Finnish time (UTC +2).

If you are currently working at Aalto University, please submit your application via HR System Workday (Career – Find jobs – Apply).

Please be prepared to add the following attachments:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Transcript of your Master’s studies

You will be asked to provide also the contact details of 2-3 academic referees.

What we offer?

HICT is a network of world-class professors and researchers with huge passion for their field of study. In HICT you will become part of enthusiastic and professional team of bold and innovative thinkers.

During your Doctoral studies you will be a full-time employee in either Aalto University or the University of Helsinki depending on the supervisor and the research area. You will be covered by occupational health care based on the employment contract.

More information:

General information about the joint HICT call and HICT: https://hict.fi/

General questions about HICT: Christina Sirviö, HICT team

General questions about recruitment process: Sanni Kirmanen, Aalto University HR


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