2013 PhD Position in Machine Learning and Computer Vision for Astronomical Data Analysis in Denmark

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The University of Copenhagen offers fully funded PhD scholarship in machine learning and computer vision for astronomical data analysis to study at the Department of Computer Science. The PhD work is part of the project “Surveying the sky using machine learning”. Applicants must have MSc in Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematics, or alternatively a BSc degree and the equivalent of one year of MSc studies in Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematics. The appointment is for a period of 3 or 4 years and the scholarship can be commenced as of 1 April 2013 and monthly salary amounts to approximately EUR 3,700 including pension savings. Eligible applicants must submit their applications till 28th February 2013.

Study Subject(s): Scholarship is offered in Machine Learning and Computer Vision for Astronomical Data Analysis.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider: University of Copenhagen
Scholarship can be taken at: Denmark

Eligibility:
-An MSc in Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematics, or alternatively a BSc degree and the equivalent of one year of MSc studies in Computer Science, Physics, or Mathematics.
-A BSc/An MSc thesis within machine learning and/or image analysis
-Documented programming skills and experience in programming with C++
-Documented solid foundation in mathematics
-Good English written and oral communication skills.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Danish students can apply for this position.

Scholarship Description: The goal of this project is to develop image and machine learning techniques to improve the classification of galaxy morphology and other astrophysical properties. Methodologically, this requires research on large-scale learning algorithms, methods for domain adaptation, and image features. The project will be carried out under the supervision of Christian Igel and Kim Steenstrup Pedersen and in collaboration with the Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, and DTU Space, Technical University of Denmark. The appointment is for a period of 3 or 4 years and the scholarship can be commenced as of 1 April 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary and appointment terms are according to the agreement for PhD scholarships as of 1 April 2012, according to which the monthly salary amounts to approximately EUR 3,700 including pension savings.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Duration of award: The appointment is for a period of 3 or 4 years and the scholarship can be commenced as of 1 April 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.

What does it cover? The salary and appointment terms are according to the agreement for PhD scholarships as of 1 April 2012, according to which the monthly salary amounts to approximately EUR 3,700 including pension savings.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications are to be submitted till 28th February 2013.

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