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PhD Announcement for LEGO project
miércoles, 18 mayo 2016

DTU Compute would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position starting September 1st, 2016. The project is financed jointly by the Manufacturing Academy of Denmark (MADE) and by DTU.

Project Description
The Statistics and Data Analysis section at DTU Compute is seeking a PhD candidate in the area of statistical data analysis for large datasets collected from manufacturing processes. The project involves close collaboration with the LEGO Group and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of DTU. The primary goal of the project is to develop proper data analysis methods for process understanding and improvement in injection moulding production at the industry partner’s plants. New sensory data through image analysis of the individual products will be correlated with the process data particularly with the pressure profiles in each production cycle. This is expected to cause early detection of faults. For this objective, the conventional statistical tools will fall short in delivering the appropriate analysis due to the complex nature of the data. The data rich environments in which this project will be conducted necessitate genuine scientific contributions rather than mere applications of already existing methods.

The PhD candidate must have a master degree in engineering science or natural science or equivalent academic qualifications. The candidates must have a very strong background in statistical analysis, mathematical modelling, and computing. Candidates with practical experience with large datasets and machine learning methods are preferred and highly encouraged to apply. Furthermore knowledge in statistical software packages such as R and proficient coding skills will be required. The candidate must be fluent in English, both speaking and writing with great communication and presentation skills.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in the ITMAN Graduate School Programme of DTU Compute. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Murat Kulahci (DTU Compute), Associate Professor Guido Todello (DTU Mechanical Engineering) and Associate Professor Henrik Aanæs (DTU Compute).
Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms for the PhD position are consistent with the current Danish rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further Information
Further information concerning the project can be obtained from Associate Professor Murat Kulahci at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Further information concerning the application is available at the DTU Compute PhD homepage or by contacting PhD coordinator Lene Matthisson +45 4525 3377.
You can get more info from the below link PhD Announcement for LEGO project

Application Applications must be submitted in English as one single PDF, and we must have your online application by June 15, 2016. Please open the link in the red bar in the top of the page: "apply online" (“ansøg online”). Applications must include:
• Application (letter of motivation)
• CV
• Documentation of a relevant completed M.Sc. or M.Eng.-degree
• Course and grade list of bachelor and master degrees
• Calculation of the weighted grade average (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here - course names must be translated to English)
• An example technical text you have written in English such as a report prepared for a course, a consulting project, or a published peer-reviewed scientific article.
If one or more of the items requested above is missing, the application will be considered invalid.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Compute conducts research and provides teaching in the fields of mathematics, modeling and computer science. The expanding mass of information and the increasingly complex use of advanced technology in society demand development of advanced computer based mathematical models and calculations. The unique skills of the department are in high demand in IT innovation and production.
DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.