Join us to develop revolutionary algorithms that will win over human players and define the future of Game Theory.

Are you a PhD holder looking for research opportunities at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Game Theory? Join the leading scientists as a postdoctoral researcher. Our center is located in the heart of Prague covers a wide range of AI research and application domains, currently working on over 30 projects supported by national, EU and US funding agencies as well as industry partners.

We offer 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.

Our newly-renovated offices in Downtown Prague.

Game Theory research in the AI Center

The following are the current research topics of our Game Theory research 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
In 2021, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of our research center. Join the team to be there when the next big thing happens!

Research team

You will join an international team of both leading researchers and young, highly motivated students. They deliver thrilling results in terms of extensive funding, papers accepted to A* conferences and innovative research projects.

Your supervisor will be Viliam Lisý who 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.

Learn more about our game theory research in Viliam's talk Learning to play large imperfect-information games.

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 centerCoffee 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.

How to apply

Send your structured CV and motivation letter via the application button 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.