PhD position in Climate Intelligence

Politecnico di Milano

Milan, Italy 🇮🇹

The Environmental Intelligence Lab at Politecnico di Milano invites applications for one PhD position for a period of 3 (+1) years starting from mid Spring 2022.

This position is funded by the Horizon 2020 project CLINT ( focusing on the development of an Artificial Intelligence framework composed of Machine Learning techniques and algorithms to process big climate datasets for improving Climate Science in the detection, causation, and attribution of Extreme Events including tropical cyclones, heatwaves and warm nights, droughts, and floods. CLINT involves 15 partners, including major climate centres in EU, data scientists, and experts of climate services

The research activity will focus on:

– Developing feature extraction algorithms for supporting the detection of spatial and temporal patterns and evolutions of climatological fields (e.g., temperature) associated with extreme events, particularly, extreme droughts, heatwaves, and compound events.

– Validating the detected teleconnections with data-driven causal inference methods.

Qualifications for this position include an MSc degree in Physics, Computer and/or Automation Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Applied Mathematics or related fields. Strong numerical and computational skills are required as well as English language skills both in oral and written communication.

The application package must include CV, list of publications, and the name of two references.

Deadline for the package submission: 21th December 2021.
For informal inquiries please contact Professor Andrea Castelletti