Doctoral Candidate Position in the Area of Cognitive Computing



Target degree:                   Doctor of Science (Technology)

Study time:                        Four years (when studying full-time)

Supervisor:                        Prof. Yu Xiao (!yu_xiao)

Starting date:                    October 1st, 2017 or any other mutually agreeable date

Site of Research:  Department of Communications and Networking (COMNET)( , School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University

Deadline for applications: August 15, 2017

Research area:                  Cognitive computing, mobile systems and applications

Optional topics:                 Wearable cognitive assistance, real-time video analytics for autonomous driving

The candidate must have a master’s degree (or equivalence) in electrical engineering, computer science, or in a related study with excellent results.  The candidate must have a high motivation for research, and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team.

Skills and qualities required to apply

  • excellent programming skills, preferable in multiple languages
  • good written and oral communication skills in English
  • good organization skills
  • rigorous thinking
  • ability to work independently
  • research experience in the field of computer vision is considered as a plus
  • previous scientific publications are considered a plus

How to apply

Please send your application as a single PDF file at earliest convenience by August 15, 2017 through the recruitment system via "Apply for this job" link below.

Application (in English) in one PDF should consist of

  • Application letter 
  • CV 
  • Transcripts of studies
  • Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employers
  • Proof of English proficiency

For further information

For further information, please contact  Prof. Yu Xiao (  or  HR Coordinator Anne Petroff (application process, practical arrangements).

Should there be a lack of eligible outstanding applicants, Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.