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Doctoral student within human-building interaction and AI
Aalto University

Date Posted Jan. 19, 2023
Title Doctoral student within human-building interaction and AI
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T410 Dept. Electrical Engineering and Automation
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
The research group of Smart Building Technologies and Services at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a doctoral student to research human-building interaction with the help of artificial intelligence.

The position is part of smart building research that aims at creating a comfortable indoor environment for human beings while, at the same time, being energy efficient. The research can utilize environment of Otaniemi campus as well as research partner’s (Metropolia’s) campus. In the research environment, several building systems as well as IoT-solutions can be integrated together to demonstrate a future vision for a comfortable and efficient office environment. We are now looking for a doctoral student that would develop interaction solutions between these technical systems and the users of the buildings. As the research project is about to start, the selected student is able to influence to the more precise research theme.

We hope that the student could start as soon as possible, however, at the beginning of May at latest. The applicant should address interest in the development of human-building interaction as well as be cooperative as the project is carried out together with several companies. The applicant should also fulfill the requirements of the Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering. More information on the admission requirements are provided here:

How to apply
To apply, please submit the documents indicated below in single PDF document through our online recruitment system by using the link (‘Apply now’) below, by February 15, 2023.
The documents required are:
  • letter of motivation including a brief description of your research interests
  • CV
  • degree certificate
  • master’s thesis

The position may be filled immediately as a suitable person is found. The position is fixed-term and will be filled for four years (2+2). The expected starting salary is approximately 2600 €/month and will increase according to progress in studies and publications. The employment includes occupational health and social security benefits.
Additional information
For additional information, please contact Postdoctoral Researcher Matti Huotari (matti.huotari(a) or Professor of Practice Heikki Ihasalo (heikki.ihasalo(a) or in recruitment process related questions HR Partner Camilla Hanganpää (camilla.hanganpaa(a)
Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

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