PhD Positions

Are you ready to create with purpose? The Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence is offering you the opportunity to work on real-world challenges with access to real data. Our ultimate goal is to make AI safe and trustworthy for the benefit of everyone. Collaboration is key. Are you in?

Ask yourself what your PhD should be about: Are you eager to gain industry experience? Curious about working with world-leading AI experts? Convinced of the value of shared ownership? We offer all this and a decent salary while expanding your international network. And let’s not forget the joy of discovering the Dutch life.

Join us and meet your fellow best and brightest. Bring us your creativity, persistence, and curiosity. Turn your ideas into a better future. Your next step is our next step to make AI for everyone.

As part of the ROBUST program, we are offering a total of 85 fully funded PhD student positions in 2023, plus another 85 in 2027. The current status of our recruiting for the first group of 85 PhD positions is:

  • Opens soon: 33 positions
  • Currently open: 8 positions
  • Closed: 17 positions
  • Filled: 27 positions

(Last update: May 23, 2023.)

Lab 1 – RAIL: Responsible Decision Support for Efficient and Dynamic Railway Systems

Lab 2 – Genius 

  • PhD2.1: Opens soon – Collaborative knowledge synthesis
  • PhD2.2: Opens soon – Integration and linking of distributed knowledge fragments
  • PhD2.3: Opens soon – Coordinated knowledge repair, refinement and completion
  • PhD2.4: Opens soon – AI-supported text-based knowledge capture
  • PhD2.5: Opens soon – Responsible innovation

Lab 3 – AI-FAIR: AI for Automotive Imaging Radar

  • PhD3.1: Opens soon – Physics-based deep learning for super-resolution compressive radar
  • PhD3.2: Opens soon – Deep learning for radar artifact mitigation
  • PhD3.3: Opens soon – Deep learning for 4D automotive imaging radar collision prediction
  • PhD3.4: Opens soon – Neural architecture search for 4D Imaging radar networks
  • PhD3.5: Opens soon – Explainable deep data-driven AI

Lab 4 – REM: Responsible Media Lab

  • PhD4.1: Closed – Transparency and explainability of AI systems and decisions for news
  • PhD4.2: Closed – Explaining recommendations
  • PhD4.3: Opens soon – Synergies between platforms
  • PhD4.4: Opens soon – Network perspective on content and user behavior
  • PhD4.5: Closed – Generating news content

Lab 5 – ICAI Stroke Lab: From 112 to Rehabilitation

  • PhD5.1: Closed – Pre-interventional stroke data & AI
  • PhD5.2: Closed – Clinical decision support and EVT optimization
  • PhD5.3: Closed – Image-guided intervention
  • PhD5.4: Closed – Rehabilitation
  • PhD5.5: Closed – User acceptance of AI tools

Lab 6 – Trustworthy AI for Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • PhD6.1: Closed – Trustworthy AI for adaptive and precision MR protocols
  • PhD6.2: Filled – End-to-end deep learning quantitative MR reconstruction
  • PhD6.3: Closed – Trustworthy AI for integrated diagnostics of brain tumors
  • PhD6.4: Filled – Trustworthy AI for improved diagnosis of bone and soft-tissue lesions on MRI
  • PhD6.5: Closed – Acceptance of radiological AI technology in a clinical setting

Lab 8 – ILUSTRE: Innovation Lab for Utilities on Sustainable Technology and Renewable Energy

  • PhD8.1: Opens soon – AI for decision support in water desalination, recycling and purification
  • PhD8.2: Opens soon – AI for power load and renewable energy forecasting in electricity grids
  • PhD8.3: Opens soon – AI for predictive maintenance in water and electricity infrastructure
  • PhD8.4: Opens soon – AI for power grid balancing using recommendation-enhanced demand response
  • PhD8.5: Opens soon – Social support for the real-world introduction of AI in critical infrastructure

Lab 9 – AI4MRI: MRI Made Faster, Cheaper, and Better

  • PhD9.1: Filled – AI-based reconstruction for robust single-contrast MR imaging
  • PhD9.2: FilledAI-based reconstruction for multi-contrast MR imaging
  • PhD9.3: Opens soon – AI-based reconstruction for 4D free-breathing cardiac MRI
  • PhD9.4: Opens soon – AI adaptation to new developments in MRI
  • PhD9.5: Filled – Effectiveness of accelerated MR imaging

Lab 10 – AI for Parkinson

  • PhD10.1: Filled – Digital progression biomarkers based on real-life monitoring
  • PhD10.2: Filled – Digital progression biomarkers based on real-life monitoring
  • PhD10.3: Filled – Relationship between clinical and pathophysiological subtypes and PD progression
  • PhD10.4: Opens soon – AI-based video analysis for differential diagnosis
  • PhD10.5: Opens soon – Trust in AI-based remote monitoring tools for PD research & self-management

Lab 11 – MERAI: MeVis and Radboudumc AI Lab

  • PhD11.1: Filled – AI for automated CT lung screening
  • PhD11.2: Closed – Ethical, legal & societal aspects of automated screening of CT scans
  • PhD11.3: Filled – Automated detection of incidental findings in lung CT
  • PhD11.4: Opens soon – Accurate lung cancer diagnosis & staging using AI-based detection and quantification
  • PhD11.5: Opens soon – Artificial intelligence for new modalities in cancer diagnostics

Lab 12 – ASM ICAI Lab: Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing ICAI Lab

  • PhD12.1: Opens soon – Simulation-based machine learning
  • PhD12.2: Filled – Predictive maintenance
  • PhD12.3: Opens soon – Adaptive deep learning
  • PhD12.4: Filled – Neuromorphic computing
  • PhD12.5: Opens soon – Trustworthy deep learning

Lab 13 – AI for Energy Grids Lab

  • PhD13.1: Filled – Graph neural networks & reinforcement learning
  • PhD13.2: Filled – State-estimation with AI
  • PhD13.3: Filled – Risk-based investments and operation
  • PhD13.4: Filled – Digital mesh/decentralized control of energy flows
  • PhD13.5: Filled – Responsible & trustworthy AI for distribution system operation

Lab 15 – CARA Lab: Cardiology lab with Abbott, Radboudumc and AmsterdamUMC

  • PhD15.1: Filled – Automated OCT-assessment
  • PhD15.2: Closed – End-to-end learning for vulnerable plaque features
  • PhD15.3: Filled – Optimizing OCT-derived physiological measures
  • PhD15.4: Opens soon – Prediction of stent failure
  • PhD15.5: Opens soon – AI-driven OCT guidance in coronary revascularization

Lab 16 – HealthyAI

  • PhD16.1: Opens soon – Model-driven AI methods for prostate MRI analysis
  • PhD16.2: Opens soon – Model-driven AI methods for prostate MRI analysis
  • PhD16.3: Opens soon – Prostate MRI detection AI – Scientific quality management for repeatability and safety
  • PhD16.4: Filled – AI-assisted MRI surveillance of prostate cancer
  • PhD16.5: Opens soon – AI-assisted MR acquisition and steering

Lab 17 – FEPLab: Free Energy Principle Lab 

  • PhD17.1: Filled – Reactive message passing for robust inference
  • PhD17.2: Filled – Reactive message passing for FEP agents
  • PhD17.3: Closed – Generative probabilistic models for audio processing
  • PhD17.4: Opens soon – Generative probabilistic models for covert user interactions
  • PhD17.5: Closed – Interaction design for hearing aid personalization

Lab 18 – TAIM: Trustworthy AI for Media Lab

  • PhD18.1: Filled – Automated subtitling for TV
  • PhD18.2: Closed – Full page personalization
  • PhD18.3: Filled – Synthetic media: Automatic promo material
  • PhD18.4: Filled – Perfect ad position
  • PhD18.5: Closed – Diversity & bias in AI and content