07/04/2021

PhD position in Mathematical Statistics

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Tartu
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    MathematicsStatistics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/05/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Estonia › Tartu 51009
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The Institute of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Tartu is seeking to fill the post of a PhD/Doctoral researcher in mathematical statistics. The fixed-term position is scheduled for a duration of 4 years and the regular full employment time is 40 hours per week. The institute is located at the new University of Tartu Delta Centre, https://delta.ut.ee/en

The successful candidate will join the research project “Statistical modelling with hidden Markov models and model validation” under supervision of Prof Jüri Lember and Ass Prof Kristi Kuljus. The position offers the opportunity to acquire a PhD in mathematical statistics.

Project description: Hidden Markov models (HMMs) is a subclass of latent variable models, where it is assumed that observed data exhibit unobserved patterns or structure that can be described by latent variables. For example, magnetic resonance tomography measurements for a human body depend on tissue classes that cannot be directly observed. HMMs are widely used for statistical modelling for example in genetics, bioinformatics and image analysis. The purpose of the project is to study different problems related to HMMs and their generalizations. The objective is to study segmentation and other inference problems for pairwise Markov models and triplet Markov models from both theoretical and practical perspective. This contains working out the corresponding probability theoretical framework as well as necessary algorithms and studying their properties, and implementing the methods to real data.

Requirements: Candidates should hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in mathematical statistics. Good command of written and spoken English is expected. Candidates are invited to submit their application (motivation letter and brief summary of Master’s thesis, CV, transcript of academic records and copies of diplomas, proof of satisfactory English language level) in https://estonia.dreamapply.com/en_GB/courses/course/207-phd-mathematical-statistics from May 1 to May 15, 2021

For further information, please contact kristi.kuljus@ut.ee

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Mathematics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Tartu, Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
Estonia
Tartu 51009
Narva mnt 18

EURAXESS offer ID: 625061

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