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Doctoral Candidate or a Master’s Thesis worker for the Department of Automation and Systems Technology

Aalto University is a new university with over a century of experience. Created from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in Finland – the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki – Aalto University opens up new possibilities for strong multidisciplinary education and research. The university has 20 000 students and a staff of 5 000 including 350 professors.

The Control Engineering group is now looking for a research-oriented and motivated master’s thesis worker or doctoral student for a temporary position. Mining and minerals engineering is one of the main research application areas of the Control engineering group. Currently our research includes the development of rapid on-line ore analysis methods. Data-based combination of a wide range of non-contacting measurement is studied in order to automatically identify and characterize ore. For example, infra-red reflectance spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence and laser-based mineral and elemental analysis methods are tested, as well as image analysis and petrophysical methods. Main emphasis of the research is on the advanced data fusion. The measurements are applied to ore exploration, planning of the excavation and controlling of the concentration process.

This position consists of data analysis research related to the ore analysis. We expect good knowledge of data-based modeling methods (e.g. studies in Automation and systems technology) and good Matlab skills. In addition, studies or other knowledge in geology, geophysics or minerals processing are seen as an advantage.

For application, please email the following documents (in Finnish or in English) attached to the email:

cover letter
curriculum vitae
transcripts of records
other supporting documents e.g. letters of recommendation

The applications should be sent no later than on Friday, October 26th, 2012 by email to Dr. Olli Haavisto (, who also answers to any questions related to the position. The Department of Automation and Systems Technology is situated in Otaniemi campus of Aalto University, TUAS-building, Otaniementie 17, Espoo