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Third-cycle subject: Engineering Machanics, Fluid Mechanics
The idea of the present project is to apply deep learning techniques to predict the flow in various situations, using different types of datasets as training data. The availability of large labelled datasets, along with high-end computational units (e.g. GPUs) and public software packages have made it possible for improvements in performance of learning systems in various domains including computer vision and speech recognition. These advances are mostly in supervised scenarios where a deep network is able to learn a rich representation of the data, through various layers of nonlinear transformations, which makes the approximation of highly complex functions simpler. Within this project, we aim to bring the recent algorithms developed in the area of machine learning and computer vision to model the flow in controlled (simulated) scenarios. In particular, a fully-connected network with various numbers of layers and units per layer will be tried as a baseline. Machine learning techniques for general applications, in particular fluid mechanics, will be developed. The ultimate goal is to reproduce datasets from direct numerical simulations (DNSs) of wall-bounded turbulent flows, but we will start by assessing the performance of the deep learning approach with simplified turbulent flow data.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § högskoleförordningen), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
A suitable background for this position would be a Master of Science in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or Mechanics with a specialization in fluid mechanics, computational methods and/or applied mathematics. In addition to the traditional academic merits, a relevant degree project, international experience, and language skills are regarded as advantageous qualifications.
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
Applicants must be strongly motivated for doctoral studies, possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis as well as possessing good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree: Doctoral
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.
Eligibility, selection and admissions are regulated in antagningsordning till utbildning vid Kungl. Tekniska högskolan and the program description for the doctoral program and current subject syllabus available on KTH's website.
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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