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The Faculty of Science – Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics at University of Amsterdam (UvA) inviting applications for the following four fully funded PhD and one postdoctoral position.

Position 1: Bridging online and offline evaluation (supervisor: prof. dr. Maarten de Rijke )

Position 2: Avoiding filter bubbles by correcting for selection bias (supervisor: prof.dr. Joris M. Mooij)

Position 3: Domain generalization and domain adaptation (supervisor: prof.dr. Joris M. Mooij)

Position 4: Training NLP Models for Better Generalisation (supervisors: dr. Ivan Titov & dr. Wilker Aziz)

Postdoctoral position: to assist with the research and the supervision of the PhD students.

Requirements:

For PhD positions:

  • Applicants must hold Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or closely related area;
  • A strong background in AI / machine learning / data science / modern statistics.
  • Experience with teaching is a plus.
  • For PhD position 1: a background in search and recommendation is a big plus.
  • For PhD positions 2 and 3: an interest in causality is a plus.
  • For PhD position 4: experience with NLP is a plus.

For the Postdoc Position:

  • A PhD degree (or equivalent qualification) on a machine learning topic;
  • An exceptional scientific track record, documented by publications at first-tier journals and conferences;
  • A strong research background in (topics related to) domain adaptation;
  • Candidates must have an appetite for understanding the ML problems relevant to Booking.com, and have the desire to perform in-depth analyses of rich datasets;
  • Candidates must have excellent mathematical skills (in particular in probability theory, statistics, calculus, and linear algebra);
  • Candidates must have excellent programming skills;
  • Candidates must have strong communication, presentation and writing skills;
  • Candidates must show commitment, perseverance and a cooperative attitude;
  • Candidates must enjoy working in a multidisciplinary research environment;
  • Candidates must have an excellent command of English.

Applications:

Apply online and applications (consisting of a single .pdf file) for a PhD position should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Motivation letter that motivates choice for this position, and in particular, which of the four PhD positions has preference;
  • An electronic copy of Master’s thesis (or, if this is not yet finished, Bachelor’s thesis);
  • A complete record of Bachelor and Master courses (including grade transcripts and the explanation of the grading system used by your university);
  • A list of publications, if applicable;
  • The names and contact information of two academic references (please do not include any recommendation letters).

For the Postdoc Position should include:

  • CV
  • list of publications;
  • Statement of your research experience and interests;
  • Motivation letter that motivates choice for this position, including an expression of interest regarding which subset of the four PhD positions candidate would like to co-supervise;
  • An electronic copy of PhD thesis;
  • A complete record of Bachelor and Master courses (including grade transcripts and the explanation of the grading system used by your university);
  • URL pointing to most original publication;
  • The names and contact information of two academic references
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Country Netherlands
Fellowship Level Doctoral/Postdoctoral
Subject areas

Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics

Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 23 August 2021
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