Postdoc position on data analytics and machine learning for smart cities
Sort on published: 2018-09-28
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education. The Department currently has about 280 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. More info: http://www.it.uu.se
Subject Area/Scope: Cities around the world are currently under quick transition towards a low carbon environment, high quality of living, and resource efficient economy. Data from various sources (e.g. Internet-of-Things, smart systems) and context (e.g. water, energy) are considered to be valuable asset for smart cities. However, the heterogeneity of data makes it difficult to interpret, analyse, and support decision-making. Artificial intelligence and big data analytics are valuable techniques to be explored for addressing this challenge.
Project Description: The EU CRUNCH project aims at investigating data analytics and machine learning methods to strengthen urban planning and knowledge sharing between cities and stakeholders. It includes the design and development of an interconnected knowledge platform (an Integrated Decision Support System - IDSS) to guide and improve robust decision-making on future urban development. The project solutions will be implemented in the Urban Living Labs (ULLs) in participating cities, including Southend-on-Sea, Uppsala, Eindhoven and Gdansk; Miami and Taipei. CRUNCH will lead to a comprehensive platform solution that can provide deep knowledge and facilitate experience sharing between cities, foster innovation and cost-effectiveness across the ULLs.
Duties: Successful candidate will contribute to the design and development of novel scientific algorithms and systems, including:
- Design and development of an integrated knowledge platform for data collection, knowledge sharing, and visualization for smart cities.
- Data analytics and machine learning algorithms to support decision-making and urban planning.
- Evaluation of project solutions and publishing in high quality venues.
Requirements: Qualified applicants should have a PhD degree in Computer Science or related discipline. The degree should typically have been obtained not more than three years ago. The applicant should have a strong background in data analytics and machine learning. Experience with smart cities and urban computing will be favourable. Good programming skills and communication skills are required in this project. We expect the candidate to have demonstrated ability to do research, as seen through his/her thesis and publications.
Application: Applications should include a description of research interests and past experience, including a motivation for applying for this position, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of PhD thesis (or a draft thereof), relevant publications, and other relevant documents. Candidates are encouraged to provide up to 3 letters of recommendation and contact information to reference persons. Applications should contain information about earliest feasible starting date of employment.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: as soon as possible.
Type of position: Temporary full-time position for 2 years.
For further information about the position please contact Dr. Edith C.-H. Ngai, phone +46 18 – 471 5745, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your application by 11 October 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3263
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Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3263
Last application date: 2018-10-11