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HICT: Doctoral Candidate in Machine learning for Human-AI collaboration

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:

HICT Doctoral Candidate in Machine learning for Human-AI collaboration

Supervisor(s): Tuukka Ruotsalo (University of Helsinki)

The Cognitive computing research group is seeking 1-2 PhD candidates to conduct research in Machine learning for Human-AI collaboration. The candidate will work on machine learning methods that allow new types of man-machine interactions in which machines can learn directly from human behaviour and physiology. The methods will be developed and applied for physiological sensing and brain-computer interfacing data. The position provides an opportunity to contribute both to fundamental computer science and ground-breaking human-computer interaction research. The candidate will join world—class research environment and will be part of the Cognitive computing  research group ( The starting date is negotiable, but the positions are filled when suitable candidates are found.


The work involves research-related activities, including conducting theoretical and applied research, data analysis, writing research articles, participating in and presenting research at academic conferences, and teaching-related activities.The ideal candidate has a strong background in either machine learning or human-computer interaction. However, sole understanding of modern machine learning methods and good programming skills are required. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are needed. Applicants should have an MSc in computer science or a related field.

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:

General questions about HICT: Christina Sirviö, HICT team

General questions about recruitment process: Sanni Kirmanen, Aalto University HR

[email protected]

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