Doctoral Candidate in Simulation-based Design of Personalized Wearables

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Aug 2020

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), for its outside-the-box thinking on research collaboration, funding and innovation. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of which close to 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in the capital area of Finland. With 40% of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international community with strong academic standing.

At Aalto, high-quality research, art, education and entrepreneurship are promoted hand in hand. Disciplinary excellence is combined with multidisciplinary activities, engaging both students and the local innovation ecosystem. Our main campus is quickly transforming into an open collaboration hub that encourages encounters between students, researchers, industry, startups and other partners. Aalto University was founded in 2010 as three leading Finnish universities, Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki, were merged to strengthen Finland’s innovative capability.

We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated

Doctoral Candidate in Simulation-based Design of Personalized Wearables

The mc² – Mobile Cloud Computing group at Aalto University invites applications for doctoral candidate position in a multidisciplinary Personalized virtual stroke rehabilitation research project.

Job description
In this position, you will do research and doctoral studies on simulation-based design of personalized smart gloves for virtual stroke rehabilitation. The smart gloves made of e-textiles are supposed to support precise finger positioning, fine-grained human-object interaction detection, and haptic interaction with virtual reality. You will contribute to the development of a design toolkit that optimizes the selection and spatial distribution of sensor modalities, generates synthetic sensor data using physical simulators, and trains customized machine learning models using synthetic sensor data.  

You will join an active research group, whose research is closely linked to our industrial and academic partners. Our target is that you will acquire the doctoral degree in four years.

Requirements
You have a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Robotic Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. You have basic knowledge about machine learning and strong programming skills. Experience with electronic design or interaction design is considered as a plus. We expect you to be open-minded for new research, eager to learn more, and fit to teamwork.

In this position you will apply the study right for doctoral studies in Aalto University. Thus, please check the student information and application criteria. Please pay attention to mandatory skill level in English.

Research group
The mc² – Mobile Cloud Computing group at Aalto University, founded in 2016, conducts experimental systems research on edge computing and services for cognitive manufacturing, autonomous driving and digital healthcare. With members from technically diverse backgrounds, the mc² group is active in multi-disciplinary research and industrial collaboration. Read more about the people and projects in mc² and see demos at mobilecloud.aalto.fi .

Salary, contract terms and work environment
The expected starting salary for a doctoral candidate is approximately 2500 €/month and salary will increase with responsibilities and performance over time. Preferable starting time is Jan 1, 2021.  

As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefit and versatile exercise services by Unisport.

The School of Electrical Engineering  is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our information pages for international staff . Meet Aalto People  in Youtube.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Yu Xiao, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi .

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. Please include the following documents in English

·    Application letter
·    Course transcripts of Master’s studies with grades and Certificate of Master’s degree
·    Curriculum Vitae (including list of publications if any)
·    Brief research plan
·    Recommendation letters from previous supervisors

Application period closes on Aug 31st, 2020, but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


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