Chair in Machine Learning

Luxembourg (LU)
18 Oct 2018
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17 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Luxembourg is a research-intensive university with an international reputation in ICT, Bio-medicine, and European Law, and is currently ranked 12th among universities younger than 50 years by Times Higher Education. Building on the strengths of Luxembourg’s dynamic economy, international environment, enjoying expanding public spending in research, and leveraging its extensive international network, the University aims to become a leading European research institution in its priority areas. 

Launched in 2009 by the University of Luxembourg, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) conducts world-leading research and innovations in information and communication technology.

The SnT priority areas are aligned with objectives in the government’s Digital Lëtzebuerg strategy. Specifically, SnT’s actions address the diversification of the economy, bring research actors closer to areas of important economic activity, strengthen Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), and increase Luxembourg’s international focus, especially through a greater participation in European and international programs.  

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust is now seeking to appoint a faculty member, at any career stage, in Machine Learning to strengthen its scientific base in this area and to complement SnT scientists who conduct projects utilising ML technology. Candidates are expected to be internationally recognised researchers in Machine Learning as demonstrated by publications in top peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and a successful track record in securing competitive research funds. She/he will be motivated not only by scientific standing, but also the ability to engage with practitioners in demand driven collaborative research projects. 

A successful candidate will enjoy a five-year start-up package of €1.5-4 million (depending on seniority) endowed by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) through their competitive ATTRACT/PEARL programme.  

The Chair will create and lead a research group at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), with a focus on machine learning and its innovative applications in various industry sectors, such as finance and automotive. SnT researchers, together with industry and public partners, conduct both long-term and demand-driven research, establishing Luxembourg as a European Centre of Excellence and Innovation in the field of secure, reliable, and trustworthy ICT systems and services.

An executive search exercise is being supported by Perrett Laver to assist the Selection Committee. Applications can be uploaded at, quoting reference number 2983, or by contacting Yana Shevkirova at or on +44(0)2073406208. Questions may also be directed to Prof. Björn Ottersten, Director SnT, University of Luxembourg at The deadline for applications is 9am CET on Saturday 15th December 2018.