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Postdoc in Information Theory and Granger Causality

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a position as postdoc in Information Theory and Granger Causality is open for appointment from September 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is available for 36 months. In the area of electronics engineering, Aalborg University is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the societal relevance of its research programmes. The Department of Electronic Systems employs more than 200 staff, of which about 40% are international, and about 90 enrolled PhD students. The Department hosts 620 students. The Department's excellent research infrastructures and facilities accentuate its global position in teaching and research. Department research centres around communication, antennas, control systems, signal processing, cybersecurity and acoustics. The Department plays an active role in translating discoveries and results into practical applications with industrial partners and IPR. Within its own subject field, the Department provides teaching for several BSc and MSc programmes using a problem- and project-based learning model. 

Job description

We seek to appoint a PostDoc to take part in research and knowledge exchange within the Section on Signal and Information Processing at the Department of Electronic Systems. 

The scientific objectives of the PostDoc position are within the following areas of information theory:

  • Assessment and estimation of Granger causality and causally conditioned directed information from high-dimensional real-world data.
  • Theory and practice of causally conditioned entropy estimators based on partial mutual information, non-uniform embeddings, KSG estimators.
  • Assessment of capacity and rate distortion in linear and non-linear feedback systems.
The successful applicant must have a PhD degree in information theory or a related area, and with a very strong background in mathematics, statistics, probability theory, estimation theory and/or information theory. Research experience in causal information theory or entropy estimation is a plus.
You may obtain further professional information from Professor (MSO) Jan Østergaard, email: jo@es.aau.dk. 

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Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7553.
Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

Agreement

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

Vacancy number

2020-224-02830

Deadline

05/07/2020

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