New York University in Abu Dhabi, Mathematics/Science

Position ID: NYUAbuDhabi-POSTDOCASSOCIATE [#16682]
Position Title: Postdoctoral associate in free probability, high-dimensional probability and related fields at NYUAD
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi 129188, United Arab Emirates [map]
Subject Areas: Free Probability, random matrices, concentration and functional inequalities, deep learning
Application Deadline: 2021/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/11/03)
Position Description:    

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The Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a postdoctoral associate, hosted by Dr. Marwa Banna, on one or more of the following topics: random matrix theory, free probability theory, high-dimensional probability, concentration and functional inequalities, and mathematical aspects of machine learning and deep neural networks.

While excellent candidates with other research interests might be considered, priority will be given to those able to relate to one or more of the above topics. Applicants must have a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science obtained within the last 5 years.

Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is January 1, 2021 and the successful applicant will be appointed until December 31, 2022.

The terms of employment are generous and internationally competitive, including housing and educational subsidies for children.

For consideration, applicants need to submit in PDF format: cover letter, transcript of PhD degree, curriculum vitae, a short summary of research accomplishments and interests, list of publications with a few words of the contribution of each paper, and at least two letters of recommendation to be sent confidentially via Interfolio. Applications are only accepted through Interfolio:

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About NYUAD: NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

UAE Nationals and residents are encouraged to apply.

This position is not located in the United States of America. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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