Tuesday, May 16, 2017

[DMANET] PhD positions in Theoretical Computer Science /

The Algorithms & Theory group at the Computer Science Institute
of the University of Tartu, Estonia, invites applicants for

* 2 fully funded PhD positions

for the academic year starting in September.

Both positions are in _Theoretical_ Computer Science: the sole research
One of the PhD positions is in the theory of machine learning; for the
other PhD project, the topic will be decided with the candidate
(sublinear algorithms, communication complexity, distributed computing, ...).

Deadline for application is May 31 !


For PhD positions:

* Excellent command of the English language
* Strong background in mathematics or theoretical CS
* Master's degree in mathematics (or computer science w/ strong theory)


* 1200 Euro (after tax)
* For comparison: Average after tax income in Estonia: 930 Euro.
* Health insurance is free in Estonia.


* Obviously: conducting research, becoming an expert in your field
writing papers, writing a thesis;
* Participation in the other research-related activities of the
group, when time permits;
* Coursework ~12 ECTS per semester (mostly specialized theory
courses, e.g., Communication Complexity, Machine Learning Theory,
Cryptography, Quantum Computing, Coding Theory, ...).

The Work Place

The research group

* 2 Postdocs
* 4 PhD students (total from fall '17)
* Diverse research interests in Theoretical Computer Science
and algorithms

The CS institute

* Strong international research focus.
* English is the working language.
* All teaching on graduate level is in English.
* A large portion of the faculty are expats.

The university

* Highly ranked, up-and-coming
* See QS university overview:


* Picturesque student city (= cafes, bars, restaurants, nightlife,
tons of ERASMUS students), ~100,000 inhabitants plus ~17,000
* www.lonelyplanet.com/estonia/southeastern-estonia/tartu .


* Bustling economy (in Eurozone since 2011)
* Language similar to Finnish ...
* ... no need to learn it though: English works everywhere.
* Climate:
5 months party in the streets (summer)
5 months party in the sauna (winter).

How To Apply

Please send your informal inquiries to:

Dr. Dirk Oliver Theis
Associate Professor
dotheis [at] ut [dot] ee

The deadline for submitting the application in the online application system
is May 31.

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