Giulio Jacucci giulio.jacucci at helsinki.fi
Thu Mar 20 10:49:38 CET 2014


Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, the two leading universities in Finland within computer science and information technology, are looking for several researchers in these areas. Postdocs are sought for fixed-term periods of at most three years and research fellows at most five years. The deadline for the call is 6 April 2014. Further details regarding the positions and the application procedure are available at https://www.hiit.fi/node/2644.

In particular please notice:


HIIT-Wide Focus Area “Information Exploration”

The HIIT-wide focus area is a big multidisciplinary project spanning several research groups of Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT at Aalto University and University of Helsinki. Several postdoc positions are now offered in the project. The postdocs will collaborate with several PI's.

Information Exploration, a central aspect of Knowledge and scientific work, can be profoundly improved through computational and information retrieval methods. Novel intelligent systems will be able to better utilize the massive explosion in raw data, documents, distributed information and links between these. Information Exploration as a focus of research develops information technology methods and pilot applications for making the data-driven fields such as modern biology, business intelligence, and others revolutionizing the way we search and access and share information. In particular improving the general problem solving method of science, in collaboration with the other fields, is the best way for our research community to contribute to solving the grand challenges of the humanity. http://www.hiit.fi/augmentedresearch

Example profiles and positions:

	• Analysing ubiquitous sensor data
	• Interactive Visualization
	• Psychophysiology for Implicit Interaction and Brain Computer Interfaces
	• Intelligent user interfaces, Information Retrieval, Recommender Systems
	• Machine Learning and Data Analysis for Context based information retrieval
	• Probabilistic modelling and data analysis for bioinformatics


Open position for Senior / Postdoc Developer for Future Intelligent Information Retrieval, Professor Giulio Jacucci, Department of Computer Science & HIIT, University of Helsinki.

Unique position to lead the development of a future generation system for Intelligent Information Retrieval. The position has both development of a system for real wide deployment as also cutting edge research environment with academic impact. As senior / postdoc developer the candidate will be responsible of leading the development of a new generation intelligent information retrieval system that is utilising latest techniques in distributed computing, machine learning, adaptive computing, visualisation and user modelling.

Beside academic research activities the practical work includes: Programming backend, organising modular development, issuing guidelines for development.

Needed competencies and experiences: wide experience in programming in large real deployment projects, Strong skills in selected programming languages, experience of appropriate frameworks (MVC frameworks, such as Spring), Hands on experience in Web development, Experience in working with DBs - MongoDB, Postgres, etc. Duration: 5 years, salary 3 200–4 000 according to qualifications.


Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT open call for postdocs and research fellows. Contact persons: Ella Bingham, research coordinator of HIIT and Samuel Kaski, director of HIIT.

HIIT offers postdoc and research fellow positions for outstanding candidates, to be affiliated with any of its research groups. Requirement for these open positions is substantial prior experience outside the particular group. http://www.hiit.fi/groups

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