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PhD Position in Geometric Combinatorics and Artificial Intelligence

Application deadline: 23.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET
Application submission should be done here.

The successful candidate will pursue a PhD project centered around geometric combinatorics and its interactions with artificial intelligence under the supervision of Katharina Jochemko. The goal is to investigate questions arising in AI through the lens of geometry and combinatorics and to contribute to a mathematical foundation of AI. The position is a time-limited, full-time, five year position starting in August 2020 or upon agreement. The position is funded by the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). The position is fully funded for four years and will be extended to five years by assigning teaching duties. Generous travel support is included. The successful candidate will be part of a very active and international combinatorics group at KTH as well as the newly established and divers unit Mathematics of Data and AI. Moreover, the successful candidate will actively take part in the WASP graduate school which offers courses and conferences on a large variety of AI related topics and the opportunity to interact with other researchers, PhD students as well as industry partners. Students interested in fields related to the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: geometric/algebraic/enumerative combinatorics, artificial intelligence, discrete/tropical/convex/toric geometry, combinatorial optimization, (algebraic) statistics.

About WASP

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden's largest individual research program ever, 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.

Read more: https://wasp-sweden.org/

The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to provide 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.

Read more: https://wasp-sweden.org/graduate-school/