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Job Description

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, a position as postdoc in Information Theory and Granger Causality is open for appointment from March 1, 2020, or soon hereafter. The position is available for 36 months. The Department of Electronic Systems is one of the largest departments at Aalborg University with a total of more than 230 employees. The department is internationally recognized in particular for its contributions within Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The research and teaching of the Department of Electronic Systems focus on electronic engineering and the activity areas are organized in the sections: Antennas, Propagation and Millimetre-wave Systems section (APMS), Automation Control section (Control), Connectivity section (CNT), Signal and Information Processing section (SIP), Wireless Communication Networks section (WCN) and Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI). The department focuses on maintaining a close interplay with the university’s surroundings - locally, nationally and internationally – as well as producing unique basic research and educating talented and creative engineers. The department collaborates with leading ICT researchers all over the world.

We seek to appoint a PostDoc to take part in research and knowledge exchange within the Section on Signal and Information Processing at the Department of Electronic Systems.

The scientific objectives of the PostDoc position are within the following areas of information theory:

-Assessment and estimation of Granger causality and causally conditioned directed information from high-dimensional real-world data.
-Theory and practice of causally conditioned entropy estimators based on partial mutual information, non-uniform embeddings, KSG estimators.
-Assessment of capacity and rate distortion in linear and non-linear feedback systems.
-Applications towards understanding the information flow in the human auditory system based on acoustic signals, EEG signals, and auditory models.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor (MSO) Jan Østergaard, email:

Qualification requirements:

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
A current curriculum vitae.
Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
Personal data.
The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button on the following page:

An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Lisbeth Palmelund by mail or phone (+45) 9940 7553

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Aalborg University, Department of Electronic Systems
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Aalborg, Nordjylland, Denmark
Closing Date
Feb. 2, 2020