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HICT: Doctoral Candidate in AI-assisted design

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 in AI-assisted design

Supervisor(s): Antti Oulasvirta (Aalto University)

The Finnish Center for AI (www.fcai.fi) is working on a new paradigm of AI-assisted design that aims to cooperate with designers by supporting and leveraging the creativity and problem-solving of designers. The challenge for such AI is how to infer designers' goals and then help them without being needlessly disruptive. We use generative user models to reason about designers' goals, reasoning, and capabilities. We are looking for a PhD students to join our effort to develop AI-assisted design. Familiarity with one of the following is preferred: deep reinforcement learning, Bayesian inference, cooperative AI, computational cognitive modelling, and user modelling.

Example publications by the team

[1] https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.13074v1 

[2] https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3290605.3300863 

[3] https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9000519/    

[4] http://papers.nips.cc/paper/9299-machine-teaching-of-active-sequential-learners 

  

Supervision (candidates): Prof. Antti Oulasvirta (Aalto University) as the primary with Samuel Kaski (Aalto University), Perttu Hämäläinen (Aalto University), or Arto Klami (University of Helsinki) as the secondary

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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