PhD position Artificial Intelligence

Research / Academic

The Delft University of Technology participates in the AI-for-Fintech Lab (AFL) in collaboration with IG. The goal of the lab is to perform world-class research at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Software Engineering in the context of FinTech. More information about AFL is available at the following link:

The Ph.D. position will focus on the intersection between AI and Software Testing, with attention to AI solutions for Testing and Testing solutions for AI.

More specifically, the research is concerned with the development of solutions  to test and validate AI-intensive systems, including the internal stages of the AI pipelines, the AI models, and the interaction with other non-AI-based components. Besides, AI (and computational intelligence in particular) is a powerful tool to foster and automated software testing. Part of the research will include the design of  AI-based solution (e.g., metaheuristics) to generate test cases for AI-intense systems and to predict test results. Background: Software Testing, Meta-heuristics, Artificial Intelligence.

Supervisors: Annibale Panichella, Arie van Deursen

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Job requirements

  • An excellent master's degree (or equivalent) in computer science, with a strong interest in at least one of the following ares: Software Testing, Optimization and Artificial Intelligence. Experience with Artificial Intelligence is not mandatory but it is highly beneficial.
  • Strong programming skills are required, preferably in Java and Python
  • Good communication and presentation skills in English
  • Ability to work in a team and a strong commitment to research.


Salary Benefits:

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit for more information.

Work Hours:

38 hours per week


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