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PhD in Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Data Science and Scientific Computing at IST Austria

Country/Region : Austria

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We invite applications for fully-funded PhD studies starting in
September 2017 at IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology
Austria) in all natural sciences, computer science and mathematics,
in particular
* Machine Learning
* Data Science and Scientific Computing
* Computer Vision
* Computer Graphics
To apply, visit
The application deadline is January 8th 2017
Successful candidates must have an excellent BSc or MSc degree
from one of the leading institutions for undergraduate education
of their respective countries, or be expected to obtain one by
the time the program starts. Furthermore, fluency in English (spoken
and written) is required, as IST Austria is an English-speaking
More information about the IST Austria PhD program can be found at (Computer Science) (Data Science)
and in the Q&A at the end of this email.
Information about IST Austria:
The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is
a young international institute dedicated to basic curiosity-driven
research and graduate education in the natural and mathematical
sciences, located on the outskirts of Vienna. Established jointly
by the federal government of Austria and the provincial government
of Lower Austria, the Institute was inaugurated in 2009 and will
grow to about 90 research groups by 2026. For more information,
Q&A about the IST Austria PhD Program:
* What is the format of the PhD program at IST Austria?
The PhD program at IST Austria is unique within Europe. From day
one as a PhD student, you will be immersed in an interdisciplinary
training environment, where bridges are built across disciplines
in courses and rotations. We have research groups in computer science, mathematics, cell & developmental biology, evolutionary biology,
neuroscience, and physics. At the time of application you do not
have to commit to a particular research topic or research group,
but this assignment can be made after an initial phase of exploration.
This ensures that the research group and PhD project you will end up in
is the right fit for you.
* Will I need to learn German?
No, IST Austria is a fully English-speaking institution. This
includes not only the PhD program, but also all administrative
matters, etc.
* Will I get paid to do my PhD?
Yes. All our PhD students receive a competitive salary and full
social security benefits.
* Can I apply as a bachelor’s student?
Yes, you can apply if you have a bachelor’s degree in a science
subject by the time you start your PhD. If you plan to apply to
join IST Austria in September 2016, you will need to have obtained
your bachelor’s certificate by then.
* How is the PhD program structured?
The PhD program has two phases. Phase I takes 1 to 2 years, depending
on whether one enters the program with a BSc or MSc degree. It consists
of courses and research projects with at least three different research
groups. At the end of Phase 1, students affiliate with a research group
of their choice, and pass a Qualifying Exam to enter the second Phase
of the program. Phase II consists of 3 to 4 years of research under
close supervision of the group leader. At the end of Phase 2 students
pass a public defense and are awarded their PhD degrees.
* Where can I find further information?

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