KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Electrical Engineering

Learning Dynamical Systems is an area closely related to cyber-physical systems as well as real-time big data analytics, and it provides backbone algorithms for digitalization of industry and society. Together with researchers from Uppsala University, and with strong support from the Swedish Research Council, we are now building up the research environment NewLEADS  for this core technology in autonomous systems with applications such as smart buildings, self-driving vehicles, and self-learning robots. We focus on theory development around three important themes: Fundamental techniques focuses on how to learn parsimonious models in a statistical and computationally efficient way. Active and on-line learning concerns how to improve data-efficiency by actively controlling the excitation of the system in a sequential manner, possibly together with an application specific objective. Dynamical networked systems addresses issues of relevance to interconnected systems, a field rapidly increasing in importance thanks to the fast develpment of (wireless) communication technology and the Internet-Of-Things paradigm.

NewLEADS consists of  7 senior researchers  complemented by postdocs and PhD-students. As a PhD-student in NewLEADS you will be jointly supervised by researchers from the two schools, you will have the possibility to visit other leading international research groups and to participate in international  conferences.  The PhD program in Electrical Engineering provides world class quality education, including a large list of graduate courses.

There will be opportunities to interact with the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP).

What we offer

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § högskoleförordningen), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

The successful applicant is expected to hold or to be about to receive an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics or Computer Engineering.

Selection

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

The successful applicant should have an outstanding academic track record, and well developed analytical and problem solving skills. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to publish and present results at international conferences and in international journals.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.

Target degree: Doctor's degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.

Eligibility, selection and admissions are regulated in antagningsordning till utbildning vid Kungl. Tekniska högskolan and the program description for the doctoral program and current subject syllabus available on KTH's website.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH:s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET / CEST (Central European Time / Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • Applications must include the following elements:
  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Statement of purpose: Why do you want to pursue a PhD, what are your academic interests, how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; maximum 2 pages long.
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports: Documents no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents (e.g. theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH´s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH's Ph.D. student salary agreement
Number of positions 3
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2018-1331
Contact
  • Håkan Hjalmarsson, professor, hjalmars@kth.se, +46 8 790 42 57
  • Bo Wahlberg, professor, bo@kth.se, +46 8 790 72 42
  • Cristian Rojas, universitetslektor, crro@kth.se, +46 8 790 74 27
  • Mikael Visén, personalhandläggare, rekrytering@ee.kth.se, +46 8 790 84 89
Published 14.Jun.2018
Last application date 11.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET

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