PhD/Postdoc in Data Science

Brussels, Belgium
23 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

A position is available for a PhD or a Postdoc to work with Prof.Mahmoud SAKR in the Data Science Lab in the Engineering School of Brussels. The project involves the design and implementation of compressed data models for mobility data (GPS trajectories, etc), with the goal of speeding up the processing with bounded loss of accuracy. Methods will include novel machine/deep learning algorithms, computational geometry, and big data management. This work will be conducted within a Horizon Europe project, in close collaboration with 20 prominent academic, industry, and government partners.

The position can start in January 2023 or as soon as it is filled after.

Key Qualifications:

You are a Ph.D or a Postdoc candidate who is willing to publish at top-tier conferences, such as VLDB, SigSpatial, MDM, EDBT, and to develop high-impact open-source systems. The qualifications are:

  • excellent skills in programming
  • M.Sc. or Ph.D in computer science. Applicants with degrees in statistics and physics are more than welcome
  • knowledge in Databases, and Parallel / Distributed Systems
  • excellent written and oral communication skills in English

To apply:

interested candidates have to send:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts of previous degrees
  • Names and contacts of at least two referees
  • For PhD applications, the M.Sc thesis, and for Postdoc applications, a list of publications

Applications should be sent by email to Prof. Mahmoud SAKR (, home page). Be encouraged to address relevant questions to the same email.

The deadline to apply is Dec 20. The applications will be processed as they arrive.

EU funding framework: HE