Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) within within non-additive measures and integrals

The Department of Computing science is offering a postdoctoral scholarship within the project “Identification and analysis of non-additive measures”. The scholarship is full-time for two years with access April, 1st or by agreement.

The Department of Computing science is characterized by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. The department has been growing rapidly in recent years where focus on an inclusive and bottom-up driven environment are key elements in our sustainable growth. Our department consists of a diverse group from different nationalities, background and fields. See more information at: https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-computing-science/

Our research group (led by Prof. Vicenç Torra) has a long experience in the field of non-additive measures, working on measures for both discrete and continuous domains. Our current research includes theoretical results on non-additive measures and integrals, numerical integration using non-additive measures, Radon-Nikodym-like derivatives, optimal transport problem, and distances for these measures (f-divergence-like and Wasserstein-like), probability distributions based on these measures. We have developed applications for modeling decisions and for data privacy, and developed tools for measure identification.

The group collaborates with several national and international research groups on these topics (Japan, USA), and has active links with the private and public sectors. For more information see: https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/nausica-privacy-aware-transparent-decisions-group-/

Project description

The postdoctoral fellow will study in the area of non-additive measures and integrals (also known as capacities, monotonic games, and fuzzy measures). We are interested in developing the mathematical theory of these type of measures, providing tools for their analysis and use, and the interplay of these measures and probability measures. In particular, we are interested in distances and metrics for non-additive measures (including f-divergence and Wasserstein-like distances). The post doctor is expected to play an active role in the development of the project.

The scholarship projects are financed by the Kempe foundation. Each scholarship is for two years with a starting date as agreed. The scholarship amounts to 350 000 SEK per year (around 31 000 Euro). The scholarship is not subject to tax.

Qualifications

To qualify as a postdoctoral scholarship holder, the postdoctoral fellow is required to have completed a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree. This qualification requirements must be fulfilled no later than at the time of the decision about scholarship recipient.

Priority should be given to candidates who completed their doctoral degree, according to what is stipulated in the paragraph above, no later than three years prior. If there are special reasons, candidates who completed their doctoral degree prior to that may also be eligible. Special reasons include absence due to illness, parental leave, appointments of trust in trade union organizations, military service, or similar circumstances, as well as clinical practice or other forms of appointment/assignment relevant to the subject area.

A qualified applicant is required to have a PhD degree or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or another subject of relevance for the project.

Documented knowledge and proven research experiences in at least one of the areas non-additive measures and integrals, optimal transport, cooperative game theory, or numerical integration is required.

A successful candidate is expected to have a scientific and result-oriented approach to your work. A very good command of the English language, both written and spoken, are key requirements.

Good research merits and scientific publications in the area of the position are strongly meriting. International research experience is also a merit.

Application

A full application should include:

  • Cover letter in which you summarize your qualifications, research interests, motivation for applying, and briefly describe the connection between your past research and the position,
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) with publication list,
  • Verified copy of doctoral degree certificate or documentation that clarifies when the degree of doctor is expected to be obtained,
  • Verified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic courses and grades,
  • Copy of doctoral thesis and possibly up to 5 number of relevant articles,
  • Other documents that the applicant wishes to claim,
  • Contact information to two persons willing to act as references.

Submit your application as a PDF marked with the reference number FS 2.1.6-52-23, both in the file name and in the subject field of the email, to medel@diarie.umu.se. The application can be written in English (preferably) or Swedish. Application deadline is 12 February 2023.

Further information

Further details are provided by Prof. Vicenç Torra, vtorra@cs.umu.se. (Project leader).

We look forward to receiving your application.