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WASP Industrial PhD student positions in AI

​Call open for Industrial PhD students in artificial intelligence. Application deadline 11 May 2018.

Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest ever individual research program, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. The vision of WASP is Excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry.

One part of the initiative in Artificial Intelligence has a strong focus on machine learning and more specifically deep learning but includes also other areas of AI. The second part deals with increasing our understanding of the mathematical principles behind AI.

The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD-students, researchers and industry. The graduate school provides added value on top of the existing PhD programs at the partner universities, providing unique opportunities for students who are dedicated to achieving international research excellence with industrial relevance. Further information about WASP Graduate School can be found here.

Open positions within Artificial Intelligence
We are now (2018 March 2) offering up to 15 industrial doctoral student positions within AI at the five partner universities Chalmers, KTH, Linköping University, Lund University and Umeå University. In addition to the partner universities, applications for this call can include Örebro University.

Guidelines for WASP Industrial doctoral student positions
There are a set of guidelines for WASP Industrial PhD students that are important to consider during the application process. The guidelines (in Swedish) can be found here.

Application process
The application should be written in a dedicated application form and submitted jointly by the industry and university. The form is available here. The form together with requested CVs and a course transcript for the industrial doctoral student, as stated in the form, should be sent to position@WASP-Sweden.se no later than 2018-05-11

Information and guidance
There will an information meeting for industry in connection with the AI4X meeting in Stockholm 2018-04-11. In addition to general information there will be a possibility to ask questions and to get suggestions for academic contacts. For further information and contact with Chalmers, please contact:
David Sands, Chalmers (dave@chalmers.se)

For further information and contact with the other partner universities, please contact:
Danica Kragic, KTH (dani@kth.se) Amy Loutfi, ÖrU (amy.loutfi@oru.se)
Fredrik Heintz, LiU (fredrik.heintz@liu.se) Thomas Schön, UU (thomas.schon@it.uu.se)
Helena Lindgren, UmU (helena@cs.umu.se) Karl-Erik Årzén, LU (karl-erik.arzen@control.lth.se)

2018-04-11 Information & Q/A Stockholm
2018-05-11 Application deadline
2018-06-11 Decision
2018-08-01 Earliest start
2019-01-01 Latest start

Published: Mon 05 Mar 2018.