Open position at Artificial Intelligence Center FEE CTU


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Karlovo nám. 293, 120 00 Praha-Nové Město, Česko

Are you a PhD holder looking for research opportunities at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Game Theory? Join the leading scientists in the AI Center (Czech Technical University in Prague) as a postdoctoral researcher. It's a fully funded position including an initial contract for 1 year with possible extension and further opportunities to pursue your academic path. Financial self-sufficiency is very appreciated, therefore we'll encourage you to lead your own projects and give you the needed admin support for grant applications. Join us to develop revolutionary algorithms that will win over human players and define the future of Game Theory.

Game Theory research in the AI Center

The following are the current research topics of our Game Theory group. Dig deeper with us or choose your own path with topics you prefer.

  • Game-theoretic methods in adversarial machine learning
  • Dynamic games with partial information
  • Equilibrium computation algorithms for dynamic games
  • Strategic games with infinite action spaces
  • Solution of large or continuous games
  • Cooperative game theory
  • Applications of coalitional games in computer science

Your supervisor

Viliam "Vilo" Lisý got his Master's degree at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University and Ph.D. at the Czech Technical University in Prague. As a doctoral student, he spent one semester at Carnegie Mellon University and did his postdoc at the University of Alberta in Michael Bowling's team. He co-authored the paper DeepStack: Expert-level artificial intelligence in heads-up no-limit poker which was published in the Science magazine. He is also solving the problems of the industry through extensive research in the Avast security company. In his free time, Vilo enjoys running and riding a mountain bike. 


          Michal Pěchouček


Michal Pěchouček

Since the beginning I have been following a principle – I want to help to educate people in a way that their market value keeps growing. So that they can keep their freedom and leave anytime they want in search of something better.

Michal Pěchouček, Director

Salary and benefits

Successful candidates will get 60 000 CZK monthly brutto income (the equivalent of 2 400 EUR). Note that the Czech Republic's cost of living is at 59% of the US price level by OECD statistics. To give you a better idea, the average price of beer in Prague is 1,3 EUR. 

Coffee machine –⁠ the epicentre of our research center
Coffee machine –⁠ the epicentre of our research center

As a PostDoc in AI Center, you are entitled to 6 weeks of paid vacation which you will find useful when exploring the beautiful parts of our country including a number of UNESCO landmarks.

Get excited for traveling to attractive conferences abroad, regular internal seminars, an unlimited supply of coffee (very appreciated) and meal vouchers

Our labs are located on the university campus in the historical city center, so perfect transport accessibility is another obvious advantage. 

What we appreciate the most about our research center is an inspirational and supportive environment. We love to cooperate across teams and benefit from our diverse research network.

Some of the AIC doctoral students and postdocs at our get-together before summer vacation.
Some of the AIC doctoral students and postdocs at our get-together before summer vacation.

You have freedom. It is an innovative place, open just like a start-up. People here are at all times driven by their internal motivation.

Karolína Poliaková, PR manager
Newly reconstructed meeting room for our researchers.
Newly reconstructed meeting room for our researchers.


  • PhD in AI with topic related to game theory, machine learning, or reinforcement learning.
  • At least one conference publication at Core A* AI conference (AAAI, IJCAI, AAMAS, ICML, NIPS, …) or papers published in high-quality journals.
  • Experience in programming (C++, Julia).
  • Background in AI (sequential decision making, multiagent systems, game theory) and optimization (mathematical programming).

    If you are not certain about any requirements or if you think you don't meet all but have more to offer, do not hesitate and contact us.

How to apply

  • Send your structured CV and· motivation letter to our HR Manager or via the form below.
  • We will contact you in approx. two weeks whether you qualify for the position and if we think you would be a good fit for our team.
  • Get ready for an interview with our game theory researchers. 
  • If all goes well, we will invite you for a visit to give a talk at our internal seminar. You will meet our team, spend a day with us in meetings and lunch and we will show you around.
  • Shortly after, you will get a final answer and decide on suitable starting date.
In 2021, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of our research center. Join the team to be there when the next big thing happens!
In 2021, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of our research center. Join the team to be there when the next big thing happens!

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