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.

The department of Urban Planning and Environment consists of three divisions and is focused specifically on urban and regional studies, geoinformatics and geodesy. The area of expertise includes research on systems, models and tools for understanding, preserving, changing, managing and developing society, the land and the built environment. The ambition is to analyze the prerequisites, conditions and strategies for sustainable social development, both in national and international context.

The Division of Geoinformatics at the Department of Urban Planning and Environment is responsible for both research and education within the broad field of Geospatial Information Technology (GeoIT). The research at the Geoinformatics Division at KTH is focused on methodology development and the applications of GeoIT for sustainable urban/regional planning, environmental change monitoring, transport analysis, and health studies. The Geoinformatics Division is responsible for the GeoIT Profile in the Built Environment Program and for the International Masters of Science Program in Geodesy and Geoinformatics. The Division also offers GeoIT courses to other disciplines such as Urban Planning and Design, and Real Estate Economics.

Job description

The postdoc is expected to participate in on-going projects, conduct high-quality research on Earth Observation big data analytics, develop innovative methods and algorithms for SAR and optical dense time series processing and analysis using deep learning, writing scientific papers, co-supervise PhD students, and participate in teaching of courses in remote sensing, and image processing. The on-going projects include:

  • EO Big Data for Urban Change Detection
  • Spaceborne SARTime Series for Near Real-time Wildfire Monitoring

The specific objectives of the projects include:

- Develop novel change detection methods and algorithms using EO big data and deep learning

-   Evaluate the capacity of multitemporal Sentinel-I/-2 SAR and MSI data for urban change monitoring

-   Evaluate spaceborne SAR data for near real-time wildfire monitoring

Qualifications
A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline. PhD in Geomatics Engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or other natural science and engineering disciplines. The following qualifications are required:

  • Strong knowledge in SAR and optical image processing, and machine learning/ deep learning.
  • Demonstrated programming skills for implementing relevant methods and techniques in Python and/or C++ and experience in Open Source Code development
  • Proven experience in cloud processing platform (i.e. GCP and GEE) for exploitation of EO big data
  • Ability to design, implement, and test algorithms for processing and classification of SAR and optical images
  • Demonstrated ability to write and publish scientific papers.
  • Experience in lecturing and/or teaching lab sessions would be a plus.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

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Application

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Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

The application should include the following documents:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copies of PhD degree. Translations to English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Brief explanation of why you want to conduct research, about your academic interests and how they relate to your previous research and future goals; max 2 pages long.
  • Representative publications (Max.: 5): Document no more than 15 pages each. For longer documents (e.g. dissertations), attach a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • Recommendation letters
  • Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for selected candidates.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number A-2019-1322
Contact
  • Yifang Ban, professor, yifang@kth.se +46(8)790 8648
  • Eva Pettersson, HR-handläggare, eva.pettersson@abe.kth.se +46(8)7908662
Published 24.Jun.2019
Last application date 05.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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