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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two postdoctoral positions in algorithms and machine learning, Helsinki, FINLAND

The Department of Information and Computer Science at Aalto University in Espoo/Helsinki, Finland, 
pursues research on advanced computational methods for modelling, analysing, and solving complex 
tasks in technology and science. The research aims at the development of fundamental computer 
science methods for the analysis of large and high-dimensional data sets, and for the modelling 
and design of complex software, networking and other computational systems.

The appointment for two postdoctoral positions is for a fixed term of two
(2) years. We expect the applicants to have a PhD degree (or close to completing one) in computer 
science, mathematics or statistics, with an excellent publication record. We expect solid research 
experience in one or more of the following fields:

  - Algorithm theory
  - Supervised machine learning
  - Kernel methods
  - Large-scale optimization
  - Parsimonious modeling

Excellent technical and communications skills are required. Good command of English is a necessary 
prerequisite. In addition to research work, a postdoctoral researcher is expected to participate 
in the supervision of students and teaching related to their research topic.

Successful candidates will join Algorithmic Data Analysis Centre of Excellence in research teams 
lead by Professor Juho Rousu (Machine learning, kernel methods), Petteri Kaski (Algorithm theory) 
and Chief Research Scientist Jaakko Hollmen (Parsimonious modeling) to conduct high-quality 
research according to their research plan. The starting times for the positions are negotiable.

The salary level for a starting postdoctoral researcher at the Aalto ICS Department is typically, 
depending on experience and qualifications, between 3200 and 3600 EUR per month according to the 
salary system applied in Aalto University. The contract includes occupational health services and 
Finland has a comprehensive social security system.

Deadline for applications is October 31, 2012.

Further information & application procedure: