University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Department of Statistics and Data Science

Position ID: UPenn-POSTDOC [#18000]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher with Edgar Dobriban
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States [map]
Subject Areas: large-scale data analysis, randomized sketching, statistical inference
Application Deadline: finished (2021/08/16, finished 2022/07/05, listed until 2022/02/16)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Statistics and Data Science of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Researcher position under the supervision of Professor Edgar Dobriban.

The position is designed to be a career-building step for new scholars. The primary focus is for the scholar to develop her/his research program. The focus of the research will be in the theoretical foundations of large-scale data analysis, and specifically on connections between randomized sketching and statistical inference.

Successful candidates will have opportunities to submit papers to top statistics, data science, numerical analysis, optimization, and machine learning journals and conferences. The candidates will also present their research at conferences in these fields.

The position will continue for up to three years. A competitive stipend will be provided. The earliest start date would be September 1, 2021.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities / Women / Individuals with disabilities / Protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Candidates should show outstanding capacity for research, and a promising publication record, in statistics, machine learning, data science, numerical analysis, applied probability, and/or optimization. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in statistics, computer science, electrical engineering, applied math, or a related field from an accredited institution.


Please send a CV, research statement, as well as the names and e-mail addresses of 3 referees to Professor Dobriban at Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Contact: Edgar Dobriban
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265 South 37th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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