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PhD Position in Intelligent Health Systems (Explainable Intelligent Agents)

Closing Date
WorkplaceSierre, Technopôle 3, Valais, Switzerland
Duration3 years (possibly a 4th year)
Occupation rate
80% - 100%

  • Applications are invited for a Ph.D. position (80%-100%) to join the Applied Intelligent Agents Lab (AISLab) at HES-SO Valais Wallis ( ?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hevs.ch%2Faislab&module=jobs&id=160806" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.hevs.ch/aislab ), Sierre, Switzerland
  • The successful applicant will join a very motivated team of international researchers working on Artificial Intelligence techniques (Machine Learning and Intelligent Agents) applied to healthcare
  • The PhD will be conducted in close collaboration with researchers of the University of Bologna (Italy), University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg), and Özyeğin University (Turkey).

Your Tasks

  • The candidate is expected to work on a PhD on novel explainable AI techniques for semantic, symbolic, and sub-symbolic knowledge management (i.e., integration and negotiation) in the context of Machine Learning and distributed intelligent systems.
  • Application area nutrition monitoring and recommandation.


Requirements for the position:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science
  • Competences in Machine Learning
  • Excellent knowledge of English

Suggested skills :

  • Prototyping skills
  • Scientific writing
  • Knowledge on intelligent agents
  • Social skills
  • Experience in eHealth

We offer

  • The position is fully funded in the framework of the European CHIST-ERA project named EXPECTATION (?url=http%3A%2F%2Fexpectation.ehealth.hevs.ch%2F&module=jobs&id=160806" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://expectation.ehealth.hevs.ch/). More information on the project: davide.calvaresi hevs.ch
  • Competitive salary.
  • The offices are located in one of the most beautiful place of Switzerland, the heart of the the Swiss Alps, minutes from several ski resorts. Many outdoor sports are possible during the whole year (skiing, hiking, etc.). Sierre is known as the sunniest place of Switzerland.

Contact and Address

Apply as soon as possible but BEFORE the 23.1.2021

Required documentation

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Two references
  • Diploma
  • Transcript
  • Max 2 support letters



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