PhD Scholarship Position in Probabilistic Models and Deep Learning Bridging The Gap

Chalmers University of Technology is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a PhD position in artificial intelligence. The initial contract for this position is five years. The deadline to apply is November 02, 2018.

At the Department of Electrical Engineering, research and education are performed in the areas of Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering, Communication and Antenna systems, Systems and Control and Electric Power Engineering. Our knowledge is of use everywhere there is advanced technology with integrated electronics. We work with challenges for a sustainable future in society of today, for example in the growing demands concerning efficient systems for communications and electrification.

We offer a dynamic and international work environment with about 200 employees from more than 20 countries, and with extensive national and international research collaborations with academia, industry and society. Our working language is English. The department provides about 100 courses, of which most are included in the Master's programs Biomedical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Systems, Control and Mechatronics and Communication Engineering.

Information about the research

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden's largest individual research program ever, and provides a platform for academic research and education, fostering interaction with Sweden's leading technology companies. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence, autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge and forming intelligent systems-of-systems.

The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD-students, researchers and industry. Further information can be found at

The position is part of a WASP collaboration project between Chalmers University of Technology and Linkping University. The project involves fundamental research on the development of new machine learning models and computational algorithms as well as applied research to demonstrate the usefulness of the new methodologies. To ensure an active collaboration between the two participating universities we will encourage regular research visits between the two involved research groups as well as joint supervision and PhD courses. Additional details on the project organization and research agenda can be found here:

Major responsibilities

Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific /engineering concepts and communicate the results of your research both verbally and written in English. You are expected to significantly contribute to research in the field of machine learning. The position also includes teaching on Chalmers’ undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to at most 20 percent of working hours.

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


The candidate should have a Master of Science or equivalent degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a field that is relevant to the topic of the research project, good communication skills, excellent study results and sufficient proficiency in oral and written English. A strong background in mathematics as well as programming skills are particularly valued. The project involves both theoretical and applied work.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180540 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)


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: 2 November, 2018

For questions, please contact:

Professor Lennart Svensson,

Professor Tomas McKelvey,


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