Fully-Funded Ph.D. Position

A fully-funded doctoral position is available in the computer science program at Ontario Tech University, Canada. The successful applicant will be advised by Dr. Salma Karray and Dr. Amirali Abari. The position has a focus on the intersection of artificial intelligence and marketing with applications to advertising. The position comes with SSHRC and teaching assistantship funding for 4 years.


In addition to minimum requirements for Ph.D. admission, candidates are expected to obtain an MSc in computer science, operational research, business analytics, applied mathematics, or a related field by the start time of the position. Candidates must have strong background in machine learning, statistics, mathematics, and programming. Candidates should be enthusiastic about learning new methods and applying their expertise in innovative ways. Prior experience in interdisciplinary research and solving problems arising from industrial applications will be an advantage.


The position starts from either January 1st 2020 or September 1st 2010 (based on mutual agreement). The interested applicants should submit the cover letter along with CV, transcripts, and a sample of publication (if any) by email to salma.karray@uoit.ca and abari@uoit.ca. The closing date for receipt of applications is September 1st.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Salma Karray and Professor Amirali Abari.

Ontario Tech University

Ontario Tech University has a strong reputation as a leading-edge learning environment while delivering innovative research. Ontario Tech advances the creation and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. With more than 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 70 programs delivered by exceptional faculty, Ontario Tech promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. Ontario Tech provides a supportive environment for interdisciplinary research and collaborations with other researchers across. For detailed information please visit: http://research.uoit.ca/

Faculty of Business and IT (FBIT)

FBIT is a dynamic and growing faculty with over fifty teaching and tenure-track faculty members who collaborate in providing market-driven programs. FBIT offers honours undergraduate degrees in Commerce and Information Technology. We offer a MBA, and a Master of IT Security (MITS) degree with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence in Security. MSc and PhD programs in Computer Science are offered jointly by the Faculties of Business and IT, Engineering and Science. Faculty research is diverse and interdisciplinary, with a broad emphasis in areas of finance, marketing, management, operations management, information technology network and security, immersive technologies and user experience. Researchers partner with an array of small and large organizations and research institutions within Canada and internationally. Our facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories in commerce, information technology, game development and health informatics. For more information on the Faculty, please visit: http://businessandit.uoit.ca/index.php