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Postdoc Posiiton at Purdue University

  • 1.  Postdoc Posiiton at Purdue University

    Posted 01-10-2018 09:58

    Position Description - Postdoctoral Associate: The School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University and the Cyber Center (Discovery Park) are looking for a few postdoctoral associates whose research is inter-disciplinary and to build a foundation for distributed data science (which is broadly interpreted). Areas of interest include distributed (nonconvex) optimization, statistical learning, and Information Processing. The postdoctoral associates will be expected to conduct fundamental and top-notched research in collaboration with the other members of the team. The research team has several ongoing research projects (supported by NSF, ONR, and ARO) in the areas of distributed (stochastic) optimization for (nonconvex) large-scale systems and  computational big-data analytics over networks.

    Position Qualifications:  We are seeking candidates that have a record of scholarship under the rubric of "distributed (nonconvex) optimization" and/or data analytics/processing (e.g., analysis of large datasets, machine learning, multi-agent optimization) who have the potential to publish in premier journals. Candidates may come from different backgrounds, such as operation research, electrical engineering, computer science or a related field, but preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in (distributed) optimization and machine learning. All applicants must have strong mathematical and computing skills. Prior knowledge in stochastic programming is a plus.  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Operation Research, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, or other relevant fields. Applicants are expected to be outstanding, intellectually curious researchers at an early stage of their scholarly career.

    Application Process:  The positions are available immediately and offered for one-year term, subject to renewal (up to two more years) based on performance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank and qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants must provide 

    (1) a cover letter no more than one page, 

    (2) a curriculum vita including a list of publications, 

    (3) A research statement (maximum 3 pages in A4 format);

    (4) names and contact information for three potential references; and

    (5) a copy of at least 1 research paper (can be unpublished) or a copy of your dissertation.

    Please send all materials to: Dr. Gesualdo Scutari at  

    Gesualdo Scutari
    Associate Professor
    Purdue University
    West- Lafayette