08/01/2021

PhD positions in Artificial Intelligence, in France - AI4theSciences doctoral program

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Artificial Intelligence for the Sciences (AI4theSciences) is a doctoral program run by Université PSL. 26 PhD contracts at the interfaces of artificial intelligence or big data processing are offered. AI4theSciences is supported and cofunded funded by the Horizon 2020-Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions-COFUND European program.

Initiated in October 2020, AI4theSciences is a five-year program, and will include two academic admissions, in September 2021 and September 2022. The students will not only receive a training specific to each PhD project, but also common courses and events: they will all be trained in AI and Machine Learning techniques, in writing articles for science popularization, in Open Science, in cross-disciplinary skills, etc. during weekly seminars and conferences.

Each doctoral student will benefit from a joint supervision: a dissertation adviser, by a PSL expert in the chosen subject, and a co-supervision by a specialist in AI techniques or big data – who may work for laboratory outside PSL or for a private partner located in France or in Europe. The PhD positions are available in all PSL disciplines, as long as they use artificial intelligence or massive data processing techniques.

Who? Requirements for applicants:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree (or be in the process of obtaining one) or hold a University degree equivalent to a European Master’s (5-year duration) when the call is closed;
  • There are no requirements based on nationality or age, but applicants should not have lived or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the deadline of the call (MSCA Mobility rule), namely between the 27th of February 2018 to the 26th of February 2021
  • Applicants should be available to start the program on schedule.

More information here

Deadline: 26 February 2021.