Department of Mathematics, Duke University, and
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fellowship ID: Duke-VT2 [#11658]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Starting Date: 2018/04/01
Application Deadline: 2018/03/01* finished (posted 2018/01/27, finished 2018/07/18, listed until 2018/03/31)
Fellowship Description:    

*** this fellowship has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Fundamental Limits of Learning

We are seeking up to two exceptional researchers to work on calculation of Fundamental Limits of Learning for High Dimensional, Purely High dimensional data, Sparse Data, and the Design of Limit Achieving Algorithms. 

Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in Math, Stat, EE, CS, Physics or a closely related field. We are seeking mathematically sophisticated and intellectually curious researchers at an early stage of their scholarly careers.

The successful candidate is expected to have a background and familiarity with some of these topics: Model Matching, Expert Systems, Information Theory, and Online Optimization Methods. Familiarity with at least one programming language is required.

This effort has been funded by a generous grant from DARPA. The successful applicants are expected in frequent meetings, teleconferences, and to lead other postdocs and graduate students in the DARPA HACKATHON Challenge.   The original appointment period is for one year (beginning April 1, 2018), but may be extended.

Applicants are asked to submit (a) cover letter; (b) a vitae; and (c) a research statement describing current and past research (two page maximum). The applicant should request at least three letters of recommendation, but no more than five. These letters should be uploaded, by their authors, at

Applicants are encouraged to submit all of their materials electronically at this site. Applicants who do not have internet access may mail their materials to: Appointments Committee Department of Mathematics, Box 90320, Duke University Durham, NC 27708-­0320

Applications received by June 1, 2018 will be guaranteed full consideration; early application is advisable.

Duke University seeks to build a diverse faculty: women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the fellowship description.

Further Info:
Appointments Committee
Department of Mathematics
Box 90320 Duke University
Durham, NC 27708

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