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Postdoctoral Researcher (Data-to-Decision – A large scale data approach)

Pursuing excellence, The Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering is an international, diverse and multidisciplinary community of researchers and students. The topical research covers the essential ingredients of building the future digital society with solutions that are groundbreaking and designed understanding the human needs. The outcome of the basic research in software design and systems, signal processing, communications engineering and networking, computer science, electrical engineering, and power engineering finds its applications in many forefronts of society, ICT, industrial intelligent machines, healthcare, consumer solutions and so forth. We are ready to look beyond the obvious next step.

The postdoc position will be hosted at the Laboratory of Signal Processing, where research is conducted in research groups, led by award-winning and experienced professors. The main focus is on basic research and applied research in collaboration with many large companies and SMEs. Research work is conducted by experienced doctors (post-docs) and doctoral students. The research fields span three fundamental levels of signal and data processing: 1) Data Acquisition (sensors, measurements and data annotation), 2) Data Representation, Modelling and Processing and 3) Data Analysis and Visualization (Display and Rendering). The Laboratory has particularly strong research in the fields of Vision, Audio Processing and Analysis, Displays and 3D Rendering and several application fields of Industry, Defence, Media and Medical Signals.

More information about the Laboratory of Signal Processing and the main research themes

Job description:

The Postdoctoral Researcher will perform research within the Research Community “Data-to-Decision – A large scale data approach”. Data-to-Decision (D2D) is a newly created multi-disciplinary research community whose aim is to develop new theories, methods and algorithms for data representation, data analysis and machine learning by fundamentally up-scaling existing theories and models and proposing new ones for massive data in order to develop solutions to pertinent problems and applications with high impact, such as biomedical and health; public transportation and traffic; finance; safety and security; as well as audio-visual media.

The job includes development of theories, methods and algorithms for data representation, data analysis and machine learning within the realm of deep learning-enabled artificial intelligence. These include:

  • scalable Big Data computations

  • machine learning and deep learning algorithms

  • artificial intelligence enabled decision-making systems

  • application areas include and are not limited to wellbeing and healthcare, security and surveillance, media, intelligent building.

The work includes research collaboration with D2D partners at the University of Tampere.


The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree from a related discipline, for example Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Neuroinformatics, Mathematics or Artificial Intelligence. Experience in signal processing, computer vision, pattern recognition and visualization is appreciated. Fluent written and spoken English and solid programming skills (Python, C/C++, and Matlab) are appreciated.

The successful candidate should possess the competence to pursue independent scientific work to perform the duties of the position. Experience of studying and working abroad and international research network will be appreciated.


The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 5-6. In addition, employees receive performance based salary. Typical starting salary for Postdoctoral Researcher is 3100-4000 EUR/month depending on the researcher's experience.

Trial period:

The appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a trial period of four months.


The position will be filled for a fixed term period two years. The commencement date will be March 2018 or sooner if possible.

For more information, please contact:

Professor Moncef Gabbouj, tel. +358 400736613, email

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted by TUT online application form. Closing date for applications is 22 January 2018 (24.00 EET / 22.00 UTC). Please note that potential candidates may be contacted before the closing date of the application period, and therefore it is advisable to submit an application as soon as possible.

The following documents should be attached to the application in PDF format:

  • motivation letter and research statement (max. 2 pages)

  • CV including list of publications, supervised student works and possible referees with contact details

  • copy of doctoral degree certificate and doctoral course transcript.

Additional information on attachments to applications.