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Doctoral Candidate Position in Artificial Intelligence
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering

Date Posted Jun. 15, 2018
Title Doctoral Candidate Position in Artificial Intelligence
University Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
Department Department of Communications and Networking
Application Deadline Jun. 15, 2018
Position Start Date according to agreement
  • Helsinki
  • Graduate Student
  • Robotics
    Computer Science

The candidate will join a research project about artificial intelligence applications in manufacturing and construction industries. The candidate is responsible for algorithm development and system prototyping.

Target degree: Doctor of Science (Technology)

Study time: Four years (when studying full-time)

Supervisor: Prof. Yu Xiao (

Starting date: September 1st, 2018 or any other mutually agreeable date

Site of Research: Department of Communications and Networking (COMNET), School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University

Research area: artificial intelligence in manufacturing

Optional topics: wearable cognitive assistance, deep video analytic

The candidate must have a master’s degree (or equivalence) in electrical engineering, computer science, cognitive science or in a related study with excellent results. The candidate must have a high motivation for research, and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team.

For the candidate qualified for the current position, an official Aalto University application process for doctoral studies will be accomplished. Hence, before preparing his/her application for the current call a candidate should ensure that the corresponding formal requirements will be fulfilled:

Skills and qualities required to apply

  • Basic knowledge of computer vision and machine learning
  • excellent programming skills, preferable in multiple languages
  • good written and oral communication skills in English
  • good organization skills
  • rigorous thinking
  • ability to work independently
  • research experience in the field of computer vision or machine learning is considered a plus

Application (in English) should consist of

  • Application letter
  • CV
  • Transcripts of studies
  • Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employers
  • Proof of English proficiency

The applications for the position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment system no later than June 15, 2018.

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 applied during the application period.
Further information: Assistant Professor Yu Xiao, (research related information) and HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi (application process, practical arrangements)

About Aalto University and Finland: Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

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Living up to our values: As a community of high ethics we want to assure the highest international standard in research, education and teaching. We expect all our community members to respect Aalto values and follow the ethical principles of fair play and integrity in all our activities and the behaviour that we expect from each other. The Aalto University Code of Conduct is applicable to all Aalto community members and it clarifies the values that guide us.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Yu Xiao
    Department of Communications and Networking
    Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
    Maarintie 8, Espoo


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