PhD position open (DL July 30, 2017)

 PhD position in the area of computational HCI (4 years, fully funded) (Application deadline July 30, 2017)

As part of a broader call for PhD students in the area of CS (HICT), the User Interfaces group at Aalto University is looking for a PhD student to join their team. The research topics include fundamental aspects of computational interaction, and in particular interface optimization, interactive machine learning, cognitive and neuroscientific modeling, interactive support for designers, as well as applications. The successful candidate will join an ambitious research group that is at the forefront of this exciting research area. The group offers a collegiate and stimulating environment as well as access to state-of-the-art equipment. The group invites applications from outstanding individuals with motivation and demonstrated technical competence in Computer Science, Data Sciences, Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Statistics, Information Visualization, Computer Graphics, Operations Research, Neurosciences, or Cognitive Science. An interdisciplinary perspective and experience is valued.

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Background: The HICT Education Network

The Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology (HICT) is a joint initiative by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, the two leading universities within this area in Finland. The network involves at present over 60 professors and over 200 doctoral students, and the participating units graduate altogether more than 40 new doctors each year.

The activities of HICT are structured along five research area specific tracks:

  • Algorithms and machine learning
  • Life science informatics
  • Networks, networked systems and services
  • Software and service engineering and systems
  • User centered and creative technologies

For more information on the general call, go to


The online application form closes July 30, 2017 at midnight Finnish time. For more information and application instructions, see