Description: The Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology (HICT) is a joint initiative by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, the two leading universities within this area in Finland. The network involves at present 65 professors and over 200 doctoral students, and the participating units graduate altogether more than 40 new doctors each year.
The activities of HICT are structured along five research area specific tracks:
Algorithms and machine learning
Life science informatics
Networks, networked systems and services
Software and service engineering and systems
User centered and creative technologies
The participating units of HICT have currently 15 fully funded positions available for exceptional doctoral students. In this call you can either apply to a research group in general, or/and to a specific research project. The group descriptions can be found through the list of HICT supervisors at "http://www.hict.fi/supervisors". The call-specific projects are described at "http://www.hict.fi/projects":
Network structure from group response (NESTOR) (Prof. Aristides Gionis)
EMERGENT, Excellent Mobile Experience through Flexible Access (Prof. Heikki Hammainen)
Computer Vision (Prof. Juho Kannala)
Probabilistic machine learning (Prof. Samuel Kaski)
Complex Systems Computation (Prof. Petri Myllymaki)
Constraints, Satisfiability, and Optimization (Prof. Petri Myllymaki)
Probabilistic Inference and Computational Biology (Prof. Petri Myllymaki)
Scalable Probabilistic Analytics (Prof. Petri Myllymaki)
Advanced constraint solvers and their applications (Prof. Ilkka Niemela)
Construction and Classification of Discrete Mathematical Structures (Prof. Patric Ostergard)
Computational Methods and Optimization for User Interface Design (Prof. Antti Oulasvirta)
Machine Learning for Computational Metabolomics (Prof. Juho Rousu)
Automated linguistic analysis and creativity (Prof. Hannu Toivonen)
For more information on the call, go to "http://www.hict.fi/admission".
Application form closes Feb 29, 2016 noon Finnish time. For more information and application instructions, see "http://www.hict.fi".