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Postdoc in HCI and AI, Department of Computer Science

Datalogisk Institut, Københavns Universitet (DIKU)

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work in the intersection of Human-computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence. The position is associate with the Humane-AI net, an EU project of 53 partners, which investigates Human-centered artificial intelligence. At the University of Copenhagen, the project is associated with both the Machine Learning section (Prof. Christian Igel) and Human-centered Computing section (Prof. Kasper Hornbæk).

The candidate will work on models of human-AI interaction and collaboration, creating user interfaces that implement such models and designing and running empirical studies that explore them. Therefore, knowledge of human-computer interaction, intelligent user interfaces, machine learning, and computational models of interaction is essential. The day-to-day work will be in collaboration with Kasper Hornbæk, and the focus is, therefore, on human-computer interaction.

The position is two years full-time in the Section on Human-centered Computing at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen (www.di.ku.dk . The University wishes our staff to reflect society's diversity and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Why do a PostDoc at University of Copenhagen?
We offer a research environment with much freedom: to a large extent, you shape the research you work on and the ideas you pursue. The section on Human-centered Computing aspires to be a top research environment for human-computer interaction that bridges technology, theory, and empirical studies; we have a regular presence at CHI and UIST and do well in rankings (like www.csrankings.org). We are located in Copenhagen, consistently recognized as one of the world’s most-livable cities, in the country of Denmark, ranked as one of the top three happiest countries in the world.


  • Ph.D. (or soon-to-be Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Human-computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field.
  • Experience in one or more of the following:

(a) Empirical studies of interaction between AI and people;

(b) Models of interaction with AI, for instance of task delegation or mixed initiative; or

(c) Building prototypes of intelligent user interfaces.

  • Publications in top venues (e.g., CHI, NeurIPS, UIST, ICML).

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Professor Kasper Hornbæk, kash@di.ku.dk, +45 30957883.

The position is open from December 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 4 October 2020, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Interviews will be held on October 26th through October 30th 2020.


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DIKU er Danmarks første datalogiske institut etableret på Københavns Universitet i 1970. Instituttet driver forskning og udbyder en række bachelor-, kandidat- og ph.d.-uddannelser samt enkeltfags- og sommerkurser.

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