Job PhD student position in mathematical optimization and artificial intelligence

Posted online: 2022-01-22 17:05:10Z by Henrik Shahgholian9

Expires At: 2022-02-25

  • Information Theory
  • Optimization and Control

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We are looking for a PhD candidate to the largest department of mathematical sciences in Sweden. The specialization will be towards optimization, and in particular optimal transport, with a possibility to direct it towards areas such as machine learning, stochastic processes, signal processing, inverse problems, and/or control theory. The environment at the department is international and dynamic, and the candidate will also take part in the national WASP graduate school.

Information about the department, division and the project The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg has about 200 employees, and is the largest department of mathematical sciences in Sweden. We deliver undergraduate and graduate courses for a diverse set of engineering and science programs at both universities, including two Master programs in mathematics. The department is comprised of three academic divisions: Algebra and Geometry; Analysis and Probability; Applied Mathematics and Statistics. More information about us can be found on our website:

The Division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics conducts internationally recognized research in areas such biomathematics, mathematical optimization, finite element methods, inverse problems, stochastic partial differential equations, mathematical statistics, and data science. The division is also rapidly expanding in the area of Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence

We are looking for one doctoral student, positioned at Chalmers, for the project "Structured multi-marginal optimal transport and applications". The position is financed by the "Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program" (see below), and the project will develop theory and methods for this type of optimal transport problems: developing efficient solution methods for a class of strucutred problems; connecting it to stochastic differential equations; and exploring its use in machine learning. More information about the project can be found here:

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems.

The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. Read more:

The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD-students, researchers and industry. Read more: