FCAI is a community of experts that brings together top talents in academia, industry, and public sector to solve real-life problems using both existing and novel AI. FCAI is built on the long track record of pioneering machine learning research in Helsinki with currently over 60 professors from Aalto University and University of Helsinki contributing to our research. Our lively AI research community organizes frequent seminars with prominent speakers and offers high-quality collaboration opportunities with other leading research networks and companies (e.g. FCAI hosts ELLIS unit Helsinki and has a joint research center with NVIDIA). Local and national computational services spearheaded by the future EuroHPC supercomputer LUMI (200+ Pflops/s) provide our researchers with access to excellent computing facilities.
FCAI’s research mission is to create a new type of AI that is data efficient, trustworthy, and understandable. We aim to build AI systems capable of helping their users in AI-assisted decision-making, design and modelling. We develop AI techniques needed for systems which can help their users make better decisions and design better solutions across a range of tasks from personalized medicine to materials design. A core insight in developing such AIs is that they need to have world models for understanding the world and interacting with it, and user models for understanding the user and interacting with them. This is advanced in seven Research Programs and in Highlights that make sure FCAI’s fundamental AI research is taken into real-life use. Read more about our research here.
We provide an exceptional opportunity for 22 new researchers to join the FCAI community, where a great number of experts from a range of fields work towards the common research mission. The new positions are designed to further strengthen this research from diverse angles and offer a possibility for across-field collaboration through joint supervision by FCAI professors.
Depending on the position, we are looking for mainly postdocs, but also excellent research fellow and PhD student candidates can be considered for some of the positions. The positions are negotiated on an individual basis and may include e.g. relocation bonus and independent travel budget. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, and qualified female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications is October 5, 2020 (midnight UTC+02:00)