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PhD Vacancy – Statistical Machine Learning research group, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2022

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The PhD position will be within the Statistical Machine Learning research group in the Department of Computer Science at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland 2022.


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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
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Joining Date: ASAP
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Salary: According to Standard Norms

Statistical Machine Learning research group
Department of Computer Science
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

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Qualification Details

Qualifications and Skills:

  • an excellent completed (by the start date) Master's degree preferably in Statistics, Mathematics or Data Science, but also accepting applications from Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or other strongly mathematically oriented programs
  • research experience in the field of machine learning (at least one project on a theoretical ML topic)
  • proven software engineering skills in Python or similar
  • fluency in English

You should be highly self-motivated, be interested in tackling challenging research problems, have organizational skills, be open-minded, and have scientific leadership potential.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Thematically, possible topics may be in the intersection of high-dimensional and non-parametric statistics, theory for overparameterized models, frequentist inference, and theory for domain generalization and distribution shifts. Related areas of interest can also be discussed. For a flavor of recent work in our group, please visit Important is a combined passion for solving relevant data science problems in practice with the curiosity to gain a deep theoretical understanding of modern phenomena in data science.

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Documents Required

To apply, please upload a complete application package (note that applications without at least two references will not be considered) to: the department admission system and send an email with a CV and transcripts to Prof. Fanny Yang (

About the Employer: ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Note or Other details

An interesting, varied and challenging position within a young, international, and interdisciplinary team located at the main campus of ETH Zurich. The position is paid at the highest rate Salary level 5 and is guaranteed for a duration of 4 years.

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Contact details

Prof. Fanny Yang (

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