School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Computer science

The Division of Network and Systems Engineering is looking for up to two doctoral students with a very strong background and interest in system modeling, optimization, and machine learning. The successful candidate will join a MSCA Doctoral Network project on developing rigorous, novel tools for safe and prompt learning and optimization of distributed network infrastructures. A strong focus will lie on the development of algorithms that include machine learning components, and on cooperation with industrial partners and with the TECoSA competence center at KTH. 

The Division of Network and Systems Engineering conducts fundamental research in networked systems, wireless communications and cyber security. Industrial projects involve partners such as Ericsson, Atlas Copco and Telenor. Part of the research is conducted within the framework of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program and in Digital Futures. We have an extensive academic network and collaborate with researchers at MIT, UIUC, Stanford, EPFL, among others.

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Supervision: Prof. Viktoria Fodor and Prof. György Dán

What we offer

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), or
  • 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

Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the date of recruitment, due to the MSCA DN mobility rules.

Applicants are expected to be able to read and write scientific texts in English, as well as being able to communicate verbally in Swedish, as its demanded in the everyday work. 

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


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.

In the evaluation of candidates, great emphasis is placed on study results and completed courses. An earlier specialisation in optimization and/or mathematical statistics and/or machine learning is highly desirable and especially meritorious. After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

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. In the case of studies that are to be completed with a licentiate degree, the total period of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education for two years.

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.

To apply for the position

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/Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • 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.

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.

The position may include security-sensitive activities. To become authorized, you therefore need to pass a possible security check.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing, 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.



Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment No later than 2024.12.31
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 2
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2024-1204
  • Prof. György Dan,
  • Prof. Viktoria Fodor,
  • Lisa Olsson HR Officer,
Published 02.May.2024
Last application date 30.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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