PhD Scholarship in Mathematics for Artificial Intelligence

A fully-funded PhD fellowship in artificial intelligence is available at Chalmers University of Technology. The funds for this fellowship are available for five years. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before October 30, 2018.

Information about the department

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg has about 200 employees, and is the largest department of mathematics in Sweden. The department has three scientific divisions, Algebra and Geometry, Analysis and Probability Theory, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics and conducts successful research in pure and applied mathematics and mathematical statistics in a wide range of research areas. More information about us can be found on our website:

We now seek one doctoral student in mathematics for artificial intelligence.

Information about the research

The expansion of Artificial Intelligence (AI), in the broad sense, is one of the most exciting developments of the 21st century. This progress opens up many possibilities but also poses grand challenges. The center “Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program” (WASP) is launching a program to develop the mathematical side of this area, see The aim is to promote the competence of Sweden as a nation within the area of AI. We are taking part in this program through several research projects. We have recently recruited three PhD students and we now seek one more PhD student for the project “Deepest learning using stochastic partial differential equations” supervised by associate professor Annika Lang.

Addtionally, there are two related WASP PhD projects at Chalmers: one at the Department of Computer Science and another at the Department of Electrical Engineering. This means that Chalmers will have a strong environment for opening up this exciting new area of mathematics.

Major responsibilities

You will be enrolled in a graduate program in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. You will also take part in the national graduate school, WASP AI-Math, with a joint course package, yearly meetings and the possibility to interact with leading researchers in the field. This gives opportunities for many inspiring conversations, a lot of autonomous work and some travel. You are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in written form. In addition, the position will normally include 20% departmental work, mostly teaching.

Full-time temporary employment. The employment is limited to a maximum of five years.


Applicants must have a strong background in mathematics or mathematical statistics. They must have obtained a master’s degree or a 4-year bachelor’s degree, or expect to complete such a degree by January 1, 2019.

Experience in some of the following areas may be meritorious: stochastic partial differential equations, computational methods for partial differential equations, computational methods for stochastic differential equations, neural networks, machine learning, and programming.

It is important that you mention in your application your specific resarch interests. You should also include all relevant work such as bachelor’s or master’s thesis and articles (provide an English summary if necessary) that you have authored or co-authored. Evidence of mathematical problem solving skills is significant besides course grades.

As Chalmers is a highly international environment, proficency in written and spoken English is necessary.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180508 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
- CV
- Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
- Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
- 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
- Previous research fields and main research results.
- Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
- Copies of bachelor and/or master's thesis.
- Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Application deadline: 30 October, 2018

For questions, please contact:

Stig Larsson,

Annika Lang,

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