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Postdoc Position in Machine Learning – Sweden

Umeå University (UMU)


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The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics at Umeå University has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow for the project Machine-Learning in Real-Time Safety-Critical Systems.

General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: August 16, 2021 (GMT +2)
Joining Date: Nov 01, 2021
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Applied Physics and Electronics
Umeå University (UMU)

Qualification Details

A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science qualifies as a postdoctoral fellow. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this may be considered if special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade unions or similar circumstances.

The applicant should have a strong background in Machine Learning, especially Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning. Very good skills in written and oral English are required as is good ability to act both individually as in a team. Creativity and ability to take initiatives are also required.

Knowledge of real-time systems and safety-critical/autonomous systems is meritorious.

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: -FS 2.1.6-1334-21
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

Documents Required

A complete application includes:

  • Personal letter with maximum of 2 pages,
  • Curriculum vitae CV with publication list,
  • Certified copy of doctoral degree certificate,
  • Certified copy of doctoral thesis,
  • Contact information for at least two reference persons,
  • Other documents that you wish to claim.

(“Certified” means that a person (who can be identified) can guarantee the authenticity of the certificate.)

Submit your application as a PDF marked with the reference number FS 2.1.6-1334-21, both in the file name and in the subject field of the email, to

About the Department

The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics currently has around 90 employees and conducts research in fields such as Energy Engineering, Laser Spectroscopy, Biomedical Engineering and Electronics and System Engineering. For more information, see

Project description

Machine Learning (ML) components, such as Deep Neural Networks (DNNs), are deployed extensively in one or more of the processing stages (perception/planning/control) in today’s safety-critical autonomous systems such as Autonomous Vehicles. Large DNN models can achieve higher accuracy for complex tasks, but also demand more computing power and memory size.  Real-Time Embedded (RTE) systems in such autonomous systems typically have limited hardware resources in terms of CPU speed, memory size and network bandwidth. ML components must be deployed in such systems while meeting real-time constraints. This project aims to develop techniques and tools for multi-objective design optimization and tradeoff analysis of ML components in resource-constrained safety-critical systems, leveraging techniques such as model compression to reduce model complexity, and exploring tradeoffs among multiple conflicting objectives of accuracy, computational efficiency, formal verification efficiency and robustness. The concrete post-doctoral study scope will be defined taking into consideration of the candidate’s research background and interests as long as they are within project scope.

The fellowship, financed by The Kempe Foundations, is full-time for two years.

About the Employer: Umeå University (UMU)

Contact details


For more information, please contact Zonghua Gu ( and Thomas Olofsson (head of department) (


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