PhD Position in Mathematics

University of Bern Institute of Mathematics


3 Years PhD Student Position in Mathematics

Within the framework of a BeLEARN funded project the Mathematical Institute of the University of Bern invites applications for a

3 Years PhD Student Position in Mathematics

The successful candidate will pursue research and publications on selected topics within the mathematics of machine learning. Topics and research plan will be developed by the candidate and the supervisors together. Further, interdisciplinary and applied contributions to the BeLEARN project Learning Analytics and Adaptive Learning are central parts of the position. Together with the research group of Prof. Dr. Stefan Troche at the Institute for Psychology, solutions for early performance feedback and predictions based on extended data acquisition from large undergraduate courses are developed. In particular, the candidate will contribute to the algorithmic and machine learning aspects.

  • Research and publication on selected topics of mathematics for machine learning (candidate and supervisors develop research plan)
  • Evaluation and improvement of machine learning algorithms applied to existing and new data from the BeLEARN project
  • Implementation of learning analytics and adaptive learning in selected large scale mathematics courses on undergraduate level
  • Teaching and support at the Mathematical Institute (10%)
  • Master degree in Mathematics (if in neighbouring subject, with strong mathematical background)
  • Interest in the mathematics of machine learning and interdisciplinary applications
  • Fluent German and English
  • Team-oriented work style
  • Experience with data processing is an asset
  • Experience with Python and other programming languages is an asset
We offer
  • Salary according to cantonal regulations (about 55 kCHF per year)
  • Starting date 2022-07-01 or upon agreement
  • Three years (one year extension possible)
  • Possibility of research accompanying continuing education (CAS/DAS/MAS)
  • Academic, responsive and cooperative working atmosphere
  • Office locations next to the Bern central railway station.
Applications are welcome until the position is filled. f/m/x are encouraged to apply. Regulations for PhD Studies at the Faculty of Science may be found
Please submit your application to PD Dr. Sigve Haug with cover letter (1p), brief description of research interests (1p), CV and publication list (if available), contact information of one to two references and other relevant documents in one PDF file via the button below. Questions regarding the position may be addressed to Prof. Dr. Christiane Tretter, or PD Dr. Sigve Haug,

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