Rutgers University - Newark, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Position ID: RutgersNewark-TFMLOW [#15072]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate: Topology, geometry and machine learning
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Newark, New Jersey 07102, United States [map]
Subject Area: Computer Science
Application Deadline: 2019/12/01help popup (posted 2019/10/30, listed until 2020/04/30)
Position Description:    

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Rutgers University--Newark, within a research project on theoretical foundations for machine learning in open worlds. We specifically seek an individual with strong mathematical training in topology and/or geometry and interests in probabilistic machine learning. The project is directed in Dr. Patrick Shafto and the individual would join the Cognitive and Data Sciences lab, a robust interdisciplinary research environment comprised of mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, and behavioral scientists.

Requirements: The position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent in Mathematics. Expertise in advanced mathematical and computational techniques is required, as are strong written and oral communication skills.
Responsibilities will include formalization and development of novel mathematical approaches, formalizing questions and writing proofs, conducting simulations, and summarizing and communicating results in papers and presentations. The successful candidate will be expected to assist the PI in supervision of Masters and Graduate students, collaborate with fellow postdocs, and other lab personnel. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

Instructions to Applicants: To be considered an application must be submitted through the AMS Mathjobs website. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference to be submitted, one of which evaluates teaching.

Pre-employment Screenings: All job offers are contingent upon a successful pre-employment background check conducted prior to commencement of employment.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
http://shaftolab.com/
973-353-5043
 
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
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Newark, NJ 07102

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