Industrial PhD Position in Machine Learning and Tomographic Imaging
The goal is to develop theory and computational methods for dental radiology with the focus on (1) detection and classification of anatomic structures and anomalies in dental radiographs, and (2) tomographic reconstruction for substantial reduction of radiation dose in dental imaging. The intention is that, as the result of the PhD project, one obtains significant advances to the state-of-the-art imaging methodology that are directly utilizable in the next generation dental imaging devices.
The selected PhD candidate will be employed by 3Shape Medical A/S while the PhD education will be enrolled by University of Copenhagen. The company supervisor will be Morten Boll and the university supervisor Sami S. Brandt. The role as an industrial PhD student implies that one part of the working time will be spent in the company and the other part in the university.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following qualifications:
Master’s degree in computer science, applied mathematics, or similar, relevant to the project topic
- Good mathematical and problem-solving skills
- Top grades from the university education
- A candidate with the Danish education must fulfill the grade requirements and education criteria set by the Innovationsfonden for industrial PhD candidate, see www.innovationsfonden.dk/en/guidelines-industrial-phd
- An Industrial PhD candidate with a non-Danish education must be among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme for the master’s and bachelor’s degrees combined. The application must include documentation for the ranking of the candidate and the documentation must be certified by the institution where the education was carried out
- Strong programming skills. Knowledge of GPU programming is an advantage
- Mindset for research, curiosity, and quality, and can-do attitude
- An exciting and challenging PhD project in the leading front of the dental imaging
- Close collaboration and PhD training at the University of Copenhagen
- Chances to contribute the scientific discipline by theory and methods while influencing the next generation of 3D scanners
- An opportunity to become part of an enthusiastic, international research and development team in an informal workplace
- Attractive office and lab spaces in downtown Copenhagen
- A competitive salary and benefits
The application must contain: cover letter, CV, certificates of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, documentation of the ranking of the candidate for non-Danish educations, and 2-3 reference letters. The application with appendices is submitted via the online recruitment system. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. The closing date for the application is 31.7.2017, and the first interviews for this position will be held in August.
3Shape creates 3D scanning and 3D software solutions for digital dentistry and hearing healthcare. The company is known for its award-winning technology that enables dental and hearing professionals to treat the patients more effectively and with improved care. 3Shape is a privately-owned company with over 950 employees of which the product research and development consists of more than 275 people. 3Shape has offices and service centers in the Americas, Asia and Europe that serve customers in more than 100 countries. The company’s headquarters are in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The mission of the company is to provide the market's best products, support and service. Due to its rapid growth into a global leader of the industry, the company has been referred to as "The Google of the CAD/CAM Industry" and "Apple of dentistry”. During the last decade, 3Shape has won several awards including the Pride Institute Award for Innovation and Technology three times in a row, Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” for innovation three times, and King Frederik IX's Award in 2014 honoured by His Royal Highness, the Prince Consort Henrik of Denmark.
About University of Copenhagen
The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is ranked as one of the leading universities in Europe (i.e., 6th in Europe and 30th world-wide in the ARWU 2016 ranking). It is one of the ten members of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU, with ANU, ETHZ; NUS; PKU; UC Berkeley; University of Tokyo; Cambridge, Oxford, and Yale University). Nine Nobel Prize laureates are UCPH alumni.
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen (DIKU, www.diku.dk ) was founded in 1970 with Turing Award recipient Peter Naur being its first professor. The research will be carried out in collaboration with DIKU’s Image Section, which hosts internationally recognised experts in image analysis & processing, computer vision, computer simulation, numerical optimization, information retrieval, natural language processing, and machine learning.
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