Uppsala University, Department of Mathematics

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The Department of Mathematics conducts research and provides education at undergraduate to graduate level in mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics.

Research project: The research assistants will work on a project called Soccermatics financed by the EU and in cooperation with the company Twelve. The project involves developing tools for analyzing football matches and then using this analysis to build computer games.

Duties: The main duty is the development of tools for analyzing football matches using the ball data from data provider Opta. We are working together with the company Twelve to develop a system for evaluating players and teams. The research assistants will develop tools for analyzing matches and build an Aritificial Intelligence Chatbot to talk about matches with fans.

Requirements: A strong analytical background with a degree or (preferably) master degree in engineering physics, applied mathematics or related area.

Additional qualifications: Documented programming skills in Python, .Net, C# or similar. Familiarity with using Opta data is an advantage. Knowledge of football is desirable.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Pay: Fixed pay.

Starting: 2017-08-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position for nine months, full-time.

For further information about the position please contact
Professor David Sumpter, phone +46 (0)18 4713214, e-mail david.sumpter@math.uu.se.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-06-07, UFV-PA 2017/1552

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2017-08-01
Salary Fixed pay
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2017/1552
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
Published 17.May.2017
Last application date 07.Jun.2017 11:59 PM CET

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