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 Learning with probabilistic principles
Supervisor(s): Arno Solin (Aalto University)
We are looking for exceptional and highly motivated doctoral students to work on algorithms and methods in combining probabilistic methods with deep learning, real-time inference, and dynamical models. This project has direction relating to various topics in this space: Bayesian deep learning, computer vision, generative models, stochastic differential equations, meta-learning, Gaussian and neural processes, and normalizing flows. These areas also summarize the research interests in the supervisor's group.
The work will be done in close collaboration with the supervisor and other members of the team at Aalto University. Doctoral students in the group are encouraged to make research or internship visits to collaborating universities/companies. Successful candidates are expected to have completed a Masters’s degree and have familiarity with machine learning and statistics.
For more information and recent publications and pre-prints, see the supervisor’s home page at http://arno.solin.fi
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
- 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.
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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