Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oulu - Enhancing transparency and understandability of artificial intelligence methods

The Faculty of Science at the University of Oulu is announcing an open postdoctoral position for three (3) years, located at the Research Unit of Mathematical Sciences (

Description of the position

The new Postdoc researcher will be working for the research project Enhancing transparency and understandability of artificial intelligence methods. The research is aiming to develop methods that facilitate measuring the uncertainty in the predictions and enhancing the understandability and interpretability of AI methods.


A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Computational or Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering or another field relevant to the position.

The candidate is expected to have computational orientation and knowledge in at least one of the related fields of the project. This includes temporal modelling, state-space models, uncertainty propagation, stochastic processes, deep learning, ensemble methods, regression forests, Bayesian statistics and other artificial intelligence and machine learning methods. Experience with machine vision, and model explainer techniques like LIME and SHAP are considered as an advantage.

Special emphasis will be given to research expertise within the subject field, demonstrated by an international publications record. Some post-doctoral experience is of advantage, but the applicant should have attained a Ph.D. no more than ten years before the end of the application period. Experience on multidisciplinary research, work abroad and other international experience will be regarded as an asset.

Applications should be submitted by 14th of June 2020. More information about the position and instructions for application:

Job location: 
University of Oulu
Research Unit of Mathematical Sciences
Contact and application information
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Contact name: 
Leena Ruha