Ph.D. student position 3 in the field of Machine Learning within the ALICE experiment

Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) is a technical research university with traditions in education dating back to the 19th century, being the oldest of its kind in Poland. It is a forward-thinking institution where high-quality education meets world-class research and innovation. WUT is ranked number one among all technical universities and number three among all universities in the country. Warsaw University of Technology participates in two LHC experiments: ALICE (physics
and computing) and CMS (electronics) as well as several non-LHC experiments (including NA61/SHINE or STAR at RHIC). The ALICE group at WUT consists of 9 staff members (including 2 full professors) and a number of Ph.D., M.Sc., and B.Sc. students working in the group during realization of their diploma theses. We are active in the machine learning domain of data analysis, anomaly detection and generative models for fast simulations. The group also closely cooperates in this field with the STAR group at WUT. Other activities include responsibility for running and maintaining the event display software in ALICE as well as active involvement in data analysis of experimental results.

Job Description

The successful candidate will work on the development of machine learning algorithms for particle identification and fast simulations. The scientific goal the project is to
increase the accuracy of particle classification using modern deep learning and classic machine learning methods, as well as speed up the simulation of collision results using
contemporary generative models, such as variational autoencoders and generative adversarial networks. The successful candidate will be enrolled in a Doctoral School no. 3
at the Warsaw University of Technology. It is expected that the candidate will defend his/her PhD thesis within 4 years.


Applications and/or any questions should be sent electronically to Dr. hab. Tomasz Trzciński (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Dr. Łukasz Graczykowski (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please include the phrase 'Ph.D. student ALICE - ML' in the subject of your email.