Monday, May 9, 2016

[DMANET] Postdoc and Phd student positions in Aalto University

** Postdoc and PhD positions in Aalto University, Helsinki **
** Application deadline May 23 2016 **

The User Interfaces group at Aalto University is looking for a
postdoctoral scholar and a PhD student to join their team.

The positions will be placed in the User Interfaces group led by Prof.
Antti Oulasvirta. The group has a strong presence at CHI, high visibility
in international media, and strong collaborations with leading PIs around
the world. The group is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) grant
focusing on the topic of computational user interface design. The research
topics include fundamental aspects of interface optimization - model
acquisition, optimization methods, interactive support for designers, as
well as applications. The successful candidate will join an ambitious
research group that is at the forefront of this exciting research area.
The group offers a collegiate and stimulating environment as well as
access to state-of-the-art equipment.

We invite applications from outstanding individuals with suitable
background for example in Computer Science, Data Sciences, Human-Computer
Interaction, Machine Learning, Information Visualization, Operations
Research, Neurosciences, or Cognitive Science. An interdisciplinary
perspective and experience is valued. The successful applicant has
demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following topics:
* Optimization
* HCI, especially interaction techniques, information visualization, or
* Machine learning
* Modeling

The expected starting salary for postdocs is around 3,500-3,900 €/month
and for PhD students 2,500-2,800 €/month, depending on experience and
qualifications, and it will increase with responsibilities and performance
over time. The contract includes occupational health and social security
benefits. The starting date is negotiable. The position will be initially
filled for 1 year, with possible extensions max a total of 4 years.

Apply by submitting (a) CV, (b) cover letter describing research interests
and preferred starting date, (c) two representative publications as PDFs,
(d) course transcripts from previous degrees (with grades), and (e) names
and contact information for two references. Incomplete applications are
not considered. Submit your application via email to We start reviewing candidates on May 23 2016,
but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Aalto University is a new university with over a century of experience.
Created from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in
Finland – the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of
Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki – Aalto
University opens up new possibilities for strong multidisciplinary
education and research. The university has 20 000 students and a staff of
5 000 including 350 professors. In a recent MIT study of the world's
leading 200 universities, Aalto University was grouped among the five
rising stars. The department is located at Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki
metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland
consistent ranks high in quality-of-life. Finland has been selected as the
world's best country to live in (Newsweek, 2010), and it is in the top 10
of the most highly educated nations in the world (OECD, 2013). The capital
city Helsinki has been ranked as the World's Most Livable City (Monocle,
2011). It is the 2nd happiest place in the world according to a 2007 OECD
study. For more information about living in Finland:

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