PhD Stipend in Computer Science; Data-intensive road traffic and transportation analytics (16-17020)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Computer Science, one PhD stipend is available within the general study programme Computer Science. The stipend is open for appointment at the earliest from August 1, 2017 or soon thereafter, with the further restriction that the integrated PhD stipend are open for appointment only starting September 1, 2017.

Job description

The topic of the PhD stipend is within Computer Science and is described as follows.

• Data-intensive road traffic and transportation analytics

For further information about scientific aspects of the stipend, please contact Professor Christian Søndergaard Jensen (

Applicants must either have a master's degree or be enrolled in a master's degree programme in computer science or a closely related field and have very good grades. Good knowledge in relation to the research topic described above and strong implementation skills are also required. Likewise, strong communication skills are required.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree.
Integrated PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who has not yet completed a Master’s degree and who wish to begin the PhD study in connection with the Master study. Thus a prerequisite for acceptance is that the candidate is enrolled in a relevant Master’s programme.

An integrated stipend consists of two parts, A and B. During part A you are enrolled simultaneous in the Master’s programme and in the PhD programme. The stipend consists of two SU-PhD Grants per month (SU: The Danish students’ Grants and Loans Scheme). One SU-PhD grant equals DKK 6.015 (2017 level).

SU-PhD Grants are paid for a maximum of two years. When the Master’s degree has been obtained, you will be employed for two years as a PhD fellow according to the present collective agreement. Part B has a maximum duration of two years.

It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

Shortlisting procedure is used for this announcement. After expiry of the application deadline, the Appointments Committee review all submitted applications. They assess which applicants are most relevant according to the requirements in the announcement for the post and send the shortlisted candidates to the assessment committee for review.

All applicants will be notified whether they are being passed to assessment or not.

The qualifications of the shortlisted applicants will then be assessed by an expert assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the expert assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Bettina Wedde, the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email:,  phone: +45 9940 9909.

The Faculty has a PhD school, The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design:  and a Network for all PhD students:

The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

The following documents must be enclosed in the application:
• Motivated application
• Diploma (MSc; for applicants for an integrated PhD stipend, BSc diploma and grade transcripts from the MSc programme)
• CV
• Project description
• A list of outstanding ECTS points in the Master’s programme (can be attached in the boxes for references or publications) - only relevant for applicants for an integrated PhD stipend

The following documents are optional:
• List of publications
• Publications
• References


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of March 26, 2012 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.   

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