Doctoral student in Applied and Computational Mathematics

Updated: 26 days ago
Deadline: 15 Mar 2020

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.


Project description
Third-cycle subject: Applied and Computational Mathematics, Specialization Mathematical Statistics. The project focuses on development of mathematical theory and analysis of novel computational methodologies of advanced and efficient high-dimensional statistical inference that are able to accommodate structured sparsity of the data. The project combines probability theory and mathematical statistics in high and infinite dimensions, sparse statistical modeling, empirical processes, random matrix theory, AI and statistical machine learning. You are expected to develop own ideas and communicate scientific results both orally and in writing.
Supervision: Assoc. Prof. Tatjana Pavlenko.

What we offer

  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Help torelocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH . 
  • The position is funded by Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) for four years and will be extended to five years by assigning teaching duties. The WASP graduate school provides the skills needed to analyse, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of AI, autonomous systems and software.
  • Read more about an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lectures, the graduate school supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between PhD-students, researchers and industry.

Eligibility
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.
  • language requirements

The special requirements are studies on the advanced level in probability and statistics, specifically multivariate statistical techniques, statistical learning or computational statistics. 

Selection
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or hers work,
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

A relevant degree project and international experience are regarded as advantageous qualifications.After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on  personal suitability.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment
Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Union representatives
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Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
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Application
Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions and certificates of fulfilled language requirements .These need to be translated into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • Two reference letters to be sent to: [email protected] with the subject line Mathematics for AI.

Other information
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