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From ISLAB/CAISR

Currently, CAISR has have three open positions in Data Mining:

Postdoctoral researcher in information technology, focus on data mining

Application deadline: 2017-11-30

Research focus

This two years full-time employment at the School of Information Technology, with a starting date as soon as possible, is linked to the Department of Intelligent Systems and Digital Design, a dynamic research environment with focus on aware intelligent systems. The subject expertise in the group is machine learning, data mining, signal analysis, mechatronics and digital service innovation. Mining of sensor data streams and medical records, big data analytics, self-monitoring, and deviation detection are examples of areas of particular interest for us. We have a very good track record of doing research in close collaboration with the Swedish industry and public sector. The department has about 30 MSEK annual research budget, with 13-16 PhD students and about 30 researchers with PhDs. The department hosts the Centre for Applied Intelligent Systems Research (CAISR). The latest annual report for CAISR is available at www.hh.se/caisr.

The PostDoc position is primarily funded by two research projects: 1) BIDAF (Big Data Analytics Framework for a Smart Society), a distributed research environment of Halmstad University, SICS Swedish ICT and Högskolan i Skövde; 2) HEALTH (Hazard Estimation and Analysis of Lifelong Truck Histories), collaboration between Halmstad University and Volvo Trucks Aftermarket.

The BIDAF project aims to significantly further the research within massive data analysis, by means of statistical machine learning, in response to the increasing demand of retrieving value from data in all of society. Our research focuses on scalable algorithms that can leverage the distributed framework for efficient mining of knowledge from transient data streams. In particular, we aim to move from algorithms designed to exploit limited amounts of data for as much knowledge as possible towards algorithms designed to process large amounts of data efficiently, build models that are constrained in size, and provide end users with easy to understand and traceable results.

Research in predictive maintenance is usually based on analysing the current state of the equipment. However, to reveal the patterns behind the failures in a system as complex as a modern truck, a more complete picture is needed. The HEALTH project aims to create a sequence model capturing the complete, lifelong history of a truck, and use it to explain relations between different failure events and to better estimate the failure likelihood of different components.

The unprecedented amount of data accessible today allows machine learning to focus on more descriptive and explanatory analysis. Users no longer pose well-formulated, concrete questions, but instead require the system to be capable of highlighting interesting aspects such as deviations, anomalies, relations and co-occurrences. It is almost effortless to generate data, while the cost of analysing it does not change. We will support continuous learning model, where the training and usage is not easily separated, and the system improves its performance all the time, taking advantage of new data as it arrives. An important aspect of the position is to find connections to other projects within CAISR and on identifying common problems and finding solutions applicable across multiple domains.

Principal duties

The selected candidate will become part of the very dynamic and international research environment at the Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research (CAISR), at the School of Information Technology. For more information please see: http://caisr.hh.se/ The post as postdoctoral researcher is a qualifying appointment with the purpose to give the employee a possibility to develop its independence as researcher and to obtain merits that can lead to a competence for another post with higher eligibility requirements. As a postdoctoral researcher you are expected to be active in the research done within the research environment CAISR. The teaching load will be at most 20% of the time working hours. Furthermore, we expect you to take an active part in the continued development of the research environment and that you will take part in applying for research funding from various financiers, both in Sweden and abroad.

Qualification

The position is intended for someone with a recent PhD degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related fields. The research track record should demonstrate excellence in research areas such as machine learning and data mining. Strength in computer programming and/or applied mathematics is very welcome.

Salary

Salary is to be settled by negotiation. The application should include a statement of the salary level required by the candidate.

Application

Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system MyNetwork (see link on this page). The last day to apply for the position is 2017-10-31.

The application package shall consist of:

1) a cover letter stating the purpose of the application and a brief statement of why you believe that your goals are well-matched with the goals of this position, together with a description of future research plans

2) a CV that includes at least

- a list of previous degrees, with dates and institutions

- a complete list of publications with 2-3 most relevant ones for this position marked

- a description of previous research and other work experience

3) contact information for at least three references.

General Information

Halmstad University prepares people for the future by creating values, driving innovation and developing society. Founded in 1983, the University has long been associated with new ways of thinking, relevant degree programmes and small student groups. Research at Halmstad University is internationally acclaimed as cutting-edge and with a multi-disciplinary approach. The University actively participates in social development through extensive and renowned collaboration with both the business and the public sector.

The working language is English and no knowledge of Swedish is required to start working at the University. Also for daily life, English is spoken widely and Sweden has the highest English Pro¬ficiency index in the world. Of course, it’s advisable that the employee learn Swedish. Both the University and the local government provide extensive facilities.

Halmstad is a popular summer destination located on the Swedish west coast. It is situated halfway between two cosmopolitan areas: the Copenhagen-Malmö-Lund area and the Gothenburg area, making it a well-connected, yet a pleasantly calm place to live. Halmstad can be reached by a direct train connection from the Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, as well as other local airports (e.g., Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, Halmstad, and Helsingborg/Ängelholm airports).

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Assistant professor in Information Technology, with focus on Data Mining

Application deadline: 2017-10-31

Research focus

This two+two years full-time employment at the School of Information Technology, with a starting date as soon as possible, is linked to the Department of Intelligent Systems and Digital Design, a dynamic research environment with the research focus on aware intelligent systems. The subject expertise in the department is in machine learning, data mining, signal analysis, mechatronics, and digital service innovation. Mining of sensor data streams and medical records, big data analytics, self-monitoring, and deviation detection are examples of areas of particular interest for us. The department has a very good track record of doing research in close collaboration with the Swedish industry and public sector. Recently, the department has established a very close collaboration with Halland Hospital, a hospital being on the front edge of applying a data driven approach to make the healthcare more efficient and robust. Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School are amongst collaborators in selected research projects. The department has about 30 MSEK annual research budget, with 14-17 PhD students and about 30 researchers with PhDs. The department hosts the Centre for Applied Intelligent Systems Research (CAISR). The latest annual report for CAISR is available at www.hh.se/caisr.

The unprecedented amount of data accessible today allows machine learning to focus on more descriptive and explanatory analysis. Users no longer pose well-formulated, concrete questions, but instead require the system to be capable of highlighting interesting aspects such as deviations, anomalies, relations and co-occurrences. It is almost effortless to generate data, while the cost of analysing it does not change. Of particular interest is continuous learning, where the training and usage is not easily separated, and the system improves its performance all the time, taking advantage of new data as it arrives. Automated reasoning about analysis results provided by a system is an important feature of aware systems we aim to create. An important aspect of the position is to find connections to other projects within the department and on identifying common problems and finding solutions applicable across multiple domains.

Principal duties

The selected candidate will become part of the very dynamic and international research environment at the Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research (CAISR), at the School of Information Technology. For more information please see: http://caisr.hh.se/ The post as assistant professor is a qualifying appointment with the purpose to give the employee a possibility to develop its independence as researcher and to obtain merits that should lead to a competence for another post with higher eligibility requirements, associate professor. The work consists of research, as well as teaching and supervision at undergraduate and graduate levels. The applicant is expected to conduct research of high international quality. Furthermore, we expect you to take an active part in the continued development of the research environment and that you will take part in applying for research funding from various financiers, both in Sweden and abroad.

Qualification

The position is intended for someone with a recent PhD degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related fields. The research track record should demonstrate excellence in research areas such as machine learning and data mining. Strength in computer programming and/or applied mathematics is very welcome. It is expected that the candidate has done at least one postdoctoral period after their PhD, i.e. we are looking for a more experienced person than a very recent PhD.

Also, we are a very international group and it is a merit if the candidate has experience from an academic environment outside of Sweden.

The main emphasis in the assessment of the applicant is on scientific skills, research productivity and pedagogical skills. Experience in research projects and working with industry is meriting, as well as publishing internationally and seeking and obtaining external funding for research. It is also meriting if you have done research on themes that are linked to CAISRs research focus. You should be self-motivated, have the ability to cooperate with others.

Salary

Salary is to be settled by negotiation. The application should include a statement of the salary level required by the candidate.

Application

Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system MyNetwork (see link on this page). The last day to apply for the position is 2017-10-31.

The application package shall consist of:

1) a cover letter stating the purpose of the application and a brief statement of why you believe that your goals are well-matched with the goals of this position, together with a description of future research plans

2) a CV that includes at least

- a list of previous degrees, with dates and institutions

- a complete list of publications with 2-3 most relevant ones for this position marked

- a description of previous research and other work experience

3) contact information for at least three references.

General Information

Halmstad University prepares people for the future by creating values, driving innovation and developing society. Founded in 1983, the University has long been associated with new ways of thinking, relevant degree programmes and small student groups. Research at Halmstad University is internationally acclaimed as cutting-edge and with a multi-disciplinary approach. The University actively participates in social development through extensive and renowned collaboration with both the business and the public sector.

The working language is English and no knowledge of Swedish is required to start working at the University. Also for daily life, English is spoken widely and Sweden has the highest English Pro¬ficiency index in the world. Of course, it’s advisable that the employee learn Swedish. Both the University and the local government provide extensive facilities.

Halmstad is a popular summer destination located on the Swedish west coast. It is situated halfway between two cosmopolitan areas: the Copenhagen-Malmö-Lund area and the Gothenburg area, making it a well-connected, yet a pleasantly calm place to live. Halmstad can be reached by a direct train connection from the Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, as well as other local airports (e.g., Gothenburg Landvetter Airport, Halmstad, and Helsingborg/Ängelholm airports).

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For more information on any of the positions, contact Antanas Verikas or Slawomir Nowaczyk