[CODATA - Data Science Training] PhD Candidate in Artificial Intelligence for Design Automation

Felix Emeka Anyiam felixemekaanyiam at gmail.com
Fri Oct 4 14:53:45 EDT 2019

About the position

We have a vacancy for a PhD candidate at Department of Mechanical and
Industrial Engineering in – to study AI to Support Design Automation.
Knowledge-driven products and systems development can benefit from a
support of the artificial intelligence (AI) methods and tools. The main
research focus for the position is to develop an AI platform for the needs
of knowledge-based engineering and execution of knowledge-driven systems.
The development can be based on existing state-of-the-art solutions with
possible extensions for selected problem domains (e.g. construction,
marine, manufacturing). To be successful, the candidate should have some
background in AI algorithms and corresponding frameworks. If you would like
to develop and dynamically integrate AI methods for engineering problems,
please kindly consider applying for the position.

The position reports to Associate Professor Andrei Lobov

Main duties and responsibilities

   - To be curious and updated with the state-of-the-art for the research
   - To propose and drive possible extensions for the state-of-the-art of
   the subject.
   - To develop and disseminate research results on the subject through
   scientific publications.
   - To write and make a thesis out of your PhD work.

Qualification requirements

The PhD-position's main objective is to qualify for work in research
positions. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree
or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) with a strong academic
background in mechanical engineering, production engineering, computer
science or equivalent education with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s
grading scale <https://innsida.ntnu.no/wiki/-/wiki/English/Grading+scale>.
Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally
good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria
may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly
suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force
concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for
appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality
according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

Personal characteristics

   - Positive
   - Proactive
   - Prudent
   - Curious

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be
placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as
motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the

We offer

   - exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic
   - an open and inclusive work environment
   <http://innsida.ntnu.no/wiki/-/wiki/Norsk/Inkluderende+arbeidsliv> with
   dedicated colleagues
   - favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
   - employee benefits

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated
at gross from NOK 479 600 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is
deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years. Appointment to a PhD position requires
admission to the PhD Program in Engineering:

As a PhD candidate, you undertake to participate in an organized PhD
programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that
you are in fact qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force
concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to
Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology.
Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to
conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from
recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may
be changes in the area of work.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage
qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional
capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act
(offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if
the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to
the greatest possible extent, NTNU wants to increase the proportion of
women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Furthermore,
Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international
schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (
http://trondheim.com/). Having a population of 200 000, Trondheim is a
small city by international standards with low crime rates and little
pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with
mountains and a dramatic coastline.

Questions about the position can be directed to Andrei Lobov, phone number:
+47 45 913 455, email: andrei.lobov at ntnu.no.

About the application:

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be
considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works
will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual
applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief
description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via www.jobbnorge.no with
your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will
not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European
Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide
confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI):
http://www.chsi.com.cn/en/. Pakistan applicants are required to provide
confirmation of Master Diploma from

Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of
transcripts and reference letters.

Please refer to the application number IV-237/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 20 October 2019.

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge
for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

We educate graduates who can create new products, operate and maintain
products, and manage projects. The Department has a variety of bachelor’s
and master’s degree programs. We conduct wide-ranging research in fields
such as technology, energy, product quality and development, and
productivity. The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
<https://www.ntnu.edu/mtp> is one of eight departments in the Faculty of
Engineering. <https://www.ntnu.edu/iv>

Deadline 20th October 2019
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Temporary
Place of service Dep. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Felix Emeka Anyiam

*Research Officer & Data Analyst/Scientist*

Centre for Health and Development

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)

Top Floor, Medical Library Building

University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Port Harcourt

River State, Nigeria.

 ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2774-7406

 Skype ID: @felix.emeka.anyiam

tel: +234 (0) 806 499 5462

email: chd at uniport.edu.ng


*The CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science, ICTP, Trieste Italy
Alumni  <https://vimeo.com/232209813>*

 I don't mind not knowing.  It doesn't scare me.  - Richard Feynman

To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely
to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say
what the experiment died of. -Ronald A. Fisher.

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