PhD position in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics

    PhD position in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics

    Computer Science – PhD position on Modelling and Predictive Rendering of Materials Using Microgeometry, at DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 23, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Computer Science
    – Applied Mathematics
    – Physics
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDTU Compute
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateNot mentioned


    You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

    Formal Requirements

    • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics or Engineering.
    • No PhD degree.
    • Less than 4 years of professional employment after obtaining your master’s degree
    • Less than 12 months of residency in Denmark in the last 3 years


    Technical Proficiency

    • Advanced knowledge in the field of computer graphics.
    • Foundations in calculus, optics/physics, and geometric modelling.
    • Strong programming skills.
    • Some experience with deep learning techniques.

    Soft Skills Requirements

    • Fluent spoken and written English. Minimum proficiency level is B2, C1 is definitely preferred.
    • Self-reliant working style
    • Curious and ambitious personality.
    • Prior research and publication experience is considered a definite plus, but is not required.


    You will be working with predictive rendering, which is a computer graphics research discipline conjoining mathematical modelling, computer science, and physics. In this position, you will therefore

    • Compose mathematical models mapping the interaction of light and microgeometry of materials to rendered images.
    • Implement rendering techniques.
    • Validate models by comparing with photographs of real items.
    • Use learning-based techniques for representing geometry and light scattering.
    • Write scientific papers and present research results at conferences.
    • Work as a teaching assistant in two or three 5 ECTS modules.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file

    Documents Required

    • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
    • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

    About the project/department

    DTU Compute is a unique and internationally recognized academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering. We conduct research, teaching and innovation of high international standard—producing new knowledge and technology-based solutions to societal challenges. We have a long-term involvement in applied and interdisciplinary research, big data and data science, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), smart and secure societies, smart manufacturing, and life science.


    • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark


    Jeppe Revall Frisvad

    Official advertisement

    PhD position on Modelling and Predictive Rendering of Materials Using Microgeometry

    Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday June 24th, 2021 (GMT+9)