Mathematics, KTH

Position ID: 421-PHD3 [#11925, S-2018-0459]
Position Title: PhD Student in mathematics for artificial intelligence
Position Location: Stockholm, Stockholm 10044, Sweden [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2018/04/23, listed until 2018/10/23)
Position Description:    

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PhD student in mathematics for artifical intelligence KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy More information can be found at

Third-cycle subject: Applied and computational mathematics

Generative models are developed with the aim to produce samples of complex data structures such as images, natural language, voice and sound, video, times series, financial data, etc. The proposed research aims at studying a class of Markovian latent variable models, which is sufficiently general to model complex phenomena without seriously limiting the potential for developing scalable computational methods. The development of stochastic computational methods and their efficiency analysis, based on stochastic control theory and the asymptotic theory of large deviations, can provide precise insights into the design of scalable computational methods for training and sampling. Generative models can reconstruct data, which enables comparisons between the observed data and synthesized data. Therefore, the successful development of generative models ultimately leads to higher artificial intelligence. The project is financed by WASP through their initiative on mathematics for artificial intelligence. The doctoral student will be active within the mathematical statistics division in the Department of mathematics and supervised by Henrik Hult and Jimmy Olsson. We are looking for a doctoral student interested in mathematical development within probabilistic artificial intelligence. We offer a stimulating research and educational environment in a strong research group with close connection to industry. General information on doctoral studies at KTH can be found at

What we offer

•KTH Royal Institute of Technology offers the opportunity to complete a doctoral degree (PhD) in a dynamic, international research environment that features world-class facilities as well as close collaboration with industry and other prominent universities worldwide. The mathematics department has around 50 doctoral students and closely collaborates with the mathematics department at Stockholm University. •As a doctoral student at KTH, you receive monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement, •KTH is a workplace with many employment benefits: •Relocation:


To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § högskoleförordningen), the applicant must have basic eligibility: •passed a degree at advanced level, •completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or •in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge. A suitable background for this position is a degree in mathematics.


In order to succeed as an doctoral studentat KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed: •ability to independently pursue your work, •ability to collaborate with others, •have a professional approach and •analyze and work with complex issues. After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on academic achievements.

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed. •Contactperson at KTH (advisor: Henrik Hult, e-mail:


Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position: You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is completeaccording to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application. The application must contain the following documents in PDF format (no zip-files): • Statement of professional interest. • CV • Transcripts from university/university college. • Example of technical writing, e. g., masters thesis, essay, course report or scientific paper. Furthermore, the applicant should ask for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: with reference number S-2018-0459 in the subject line. For further information, see: Gender equality, diversity and resignation from all forms of discrimination is both a quality issue and an obvious part of KTH's value base

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