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PhD Position Vacancy in Data Visualization, Algorithms – KTH, Sweden

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a Ph.D. student project that will develop algorithms, methods, and tools to visually analyze data. We focus on topology-based algorithms due to their powerful capabilities for extracting features, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Sweden – Dec 2021

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General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: According to Standard Norms

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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Qualification Details

Admission requirements

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master's degree),
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

The applicant must have a Master degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or a closely related area with excellent grades.

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here


In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues and
  • perform critical analysis.

In addition to the traditional academic merits, published papers, experience with visualization libraries, C++, and graphics APIs are regarded as advantageous qualifications.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Project description

Third-cycle subjectcomputer science

This project will develop algorithms, methods, and tools to visually analyze data. We focus on topology-based algorithms due to their powerful capabilities for extracting features. Our main challenge is to formulate these algorithms such that they are fast and efficient. We integrate these algorithms in a modern visualization tool.

Our results will allow new scientific questions to be addressed in many research domains, including climate research, material science, fluid dynamics, and others.

The student will also help with teaching courses in Visualization and Computer Graphics by being the main teaching assistant to Prof. Weinkauf. This will take around 20% of the work time, and the remaining 80% are devoted to research.

Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by: Prof. Dr. Tino Weinkauf

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: J-2021-2686
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

About the Employer: KTH Royal Institute of Technology



  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • Collaboration with leading scientists in visualization, computer science, and fluid dynamics.
  • Participation in international conferences.
  • A large and well-maintained software foundation.

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Other Information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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Contact details

  • Tino Weinkauf, Professor, +46(8) 7906075
  • Maria Sahlén, HR Officer,

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.

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