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PhD Scholarship in Computer and Systems Sciences AI in Education at Stockholm University

Stockholm University, Sweden has an opening PhD position in computer vision. The initial contract for this position is four years. Applicants should apply before April 15, 2020.

The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) is one of the oldest IT departments in Sweden and one of the largest departments at Stockholm University with around 6 000 students. The discipline of computer and systems sciences bridges the gap between technology and the humanities, social sciences, and behavioral sciences. The use and design of IT is put in context in relation to people, organizations, and society. DSV offers a stimulating research environment in an international setting.

Project description

The learning analytics and AI for education group is looking for a PhD candidate that is interested in the application of AI in education. This is an open position which means that no specific research direction is predefined for the PhD project. We will consider candidates that are interested in various sub-fields of AI, including machine learning, natural language processing, speech recognition, and computer vision, to address novel research problems in education.

Qualification requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree in Computer and systems sciences, or equivalent, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the applicant must have completed courses at second-cycle level in Computer and systems sciences with a minimum of 90 higher education credits, or equivalent, including a thesis with a minimum of 15 higher education credits. In addition, the applicant is required to have English language skills equivalent of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection

The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact

For more information, please contact Associate Professor Jalal Nouri, jalal@dsv.su.se, or the Director of PhD studies, Sirkku Mnnikk-Barbutiu, sirkku@dsv.su.se.

Application

Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

and, in addition, please include the following documents

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.


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