Center for Data-Intensive Systems (http://daisy.aau.dk), Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark, has openings for phd fellowships. 

The objective of the positions is to carry out research on the following topics in machine learning, data management, and algorithms. 
- Time series analytics: with a focus on forecasting and surveying time series with spatio-temporal and hierarchical structures, e.g., in domains of traffic, climate and environmental science, and exoskeleton;  
- Spatio-temporal data analytics: machine learning, especially deep learning and tranfer learning, on spatio-temporal data, e.g., GPS trajectories, speed camera data; and systems support for spaito-temporal data analytics; 
- Graph algorithms: algorithms on large scale, dynamic and uncertain graphs;  
- Graph embedding: learning distinctive graph representations for different applications.  

Requirements:
- Master or Bachelor degree in computer science or a closely related field
- excellent scientific background and publication record 
- demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team
- excellent communication skills in English, oral as well as written
- good programming skills

Tasks:
- perform excellent scientific research
- develop research prototypes and conduct experiments
- publish in prestigious international conferences and journals
- contribute to funded research projects  

Employment:
The fellowships are available for 3 years. The annual salary is approximately DKK 350.000. The fellowships are available from August 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

For local 9th semester students without a master degree, it is possible to do a 4+4 phd. 

The phd study at Aalborg University includes a fully-funded half-year study abroad activity where a phd student spends half-year in a foreign university. Since the related projects include international collaborators from Carnegie Mellon University, University of Minnesota, Paris Descartes University, Nanyang Technological University, MIT, Oxford, UNSW, and Cornell, the phd students will have opportunities to conduct the study abroad activity in one of the above universities. Performing the study abroad activity in other universities is also possible. 

The application should contain:
- cover letter with motivation and preferred starting date
- a short research statement on one of the above topics
- CV including a list of publications (if any)
- copies of certificates for all obtained degrees and academic transcript
- contact information of two references

Contact person: 

For informal queries, please contact Professor Bin Yang by email byang@cs.aau.dk 
A formal application link will be provided soon. 


About Daisy: 
The data management researchers at Daisy conduct research in Big Data Analytics, spatio-temporal data management, data warehousing, and business intelligence. International evaluations place Daisy in the global top tier. An independent study of publication performance in the top database outlets in the 10-year period 2001-2010 ranks Daisy second among all research groups in Europe. More information about Daisy can be found at http://daisy.aau.dk.

About Aalborg: 
Aalborg is a lively city with numerous cultural attractions. The area features relatively low cost of living, clean air, beautiful forests and beaches, and very good transportation infrastructure. A recent report on European cities ranks Aalborg highest: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docgener/studies/pdf/urban/survey2013_en.pdf