PhD Student Position in AI/ML

​The Department of Computing Science in collaboration with Codemill AB has been granted financial resources for a doctoral student in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.


Project summary

Process automation in digital media leverages Artificial Intelligence systems that have a semantic, or human-like, understanding of content. The content is multimodal, combining text, images and sound, and understanding them in combination poses new challenges requiring new Machine Learning techniques. In the proposed project, we develop algorithms that translate multimodal content into graph-based semantic representations that are suitable for continued algorithmic processing. The central idea of the project is to combine the best that automata theory and representation learning have to offer: transparency, discrete categorisation, and context-free patterns on the side of the former; compact representation and easy derivation from data on the side of the latter. The project results will be useful for, among other things, automatic trading of digital ad space, media recommender systems, and knowledge graph extraction.

Admission requirements

The doctoral student will be employed at Codemill, but for a period of 48 months (at 100% activity) pursue doctoral studies in Computer Science, with the goal of obtaining a PhD degree. The applicant is required to have (the equivalent of) at least 240 ECTS credits, corresponding to 4 years full time studies. Out of these, at least 60 ECTS credits should be at second-cycle level (sw. avancerad nivå), and 90 ECTS should in Computer Science, or in another subject considered to be directly relevant for the specialization in question. In addition, the applicant must be proficient in written and spoken English. 

The department of Computing Science is actively striving for gender balance, and thus encourages applications from women.


Your application should be written in English and contain the following:

  • A personal letter including a motivation why you apply for the position, and a description of your (potential) research interests and how they relate to the project. Explain what aspects of the project are most appealing to you, and a short sketch of how these could be addressed. There is no wrong answer to this question - it only serves to understand your initial view of the subject. 
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • If available, copies of Bachelor and Master theses, as of any previous scientific publications
  • Records of grades, degree certificates, and a list of completed academic courses

If you have questions, please contact Frank Drewes or Johanna Björklund 

Welcome with your application no later than March 11th, 2020!

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