Associate Professor, Computer Science Spec. in Foundations of Data Science
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Associate Professor, Computer Science Spec. in Foundations of Data Science

Sweden 15 Apr 2021


KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Subject field

Computer Science with specialization in Foundations of Data Science

Subject description

The subject is related to mathematical, statistical, and computational foundations of data science, with emphasis on the underlying theory to distill knowledge from large complex datasets. This includes but is not limited to models and algorithms for knowledge discovery, novel computational methods for big data management, optimization for machine learning, analysis of information networks and social networks, methods for explainable machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as fairness, and transparency in learning systems


The work primarily consists of research, and supervision of doctoral students within the subject area, as well as teaching of first- and second cycle courses. The associate professor will be expected to establish and lead an ambitious research program, including establishment of a research group of PhD students, post-doctorates, and researchers. In addition, it is expected that the associate professor will attract research funding, and establish industrial and academic collaborations both nationally and internationally.

The position also includes developing and teaching first-, second- and third-cycle courses within the subject area. Furthermore, the associate professor will have a special responsibility to follow the development of pedagogical and didactic methods in the field and to propose how these can be implemented in existing and new courses. An important part of the educational tasks is to build interdisciplinary educational activities within the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Another important part of the educational tasks is to involve industrial companies and other authorities in project courses and course elements.


Those qualified for appointment as an associate professor are persons who have:

Grounds of assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment as an associate professor at KTH shall be the degree of expertise required as a qualification for employment. In addition, the assessment criteria stated in the KTH appointment procedure, section 1.2., apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

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