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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Interpretable and Fair Reinforcement Learning at NYU Stern School of Business

  • 1.  Postdoctoral Fellowship in Interpretable and Fair Reinforcement Learning at NYU Stern School of Business

    Posted 10-15-2019 18:27
    Open Postdoctoral Fellowship Position at NYU Stern School of Business

    Prof. Srikanth Jagabathula invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position at the Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU), starting in either the Spring or Fall of 2020.  Applicants will have the opportunity to work closely with and be co-advised by Prof. Hima Lakkaraju from Harvard University.

    The research focus of this postdoctoral fellowship will be on leveraging recent advances in interpretable/fair ML and reinforcement learning to improve consequential decision-making in domains such as health care, business (e.g., hiring), and criminal justice. We are looking for applicants with demonstrably strong research skills, ideally, with publications in top venues in machine learning and data mining.  Research experience in reinforcement learning and/or interpretable and fair ML is strongly preferred. Applicants should have a PhD or be assured of its completion by the time of the start of their position.

    The position is for one year with the possibility of extending it up to two years.  Interested applicants should submit their materials at the following link: 

    Please submit the following material as part of your application:
    1. Up-to-date CV along with a link to academic webpage
    2. Three letters of recommendation
    3. Two most relevant research papers and 
    4. A personal statement describing prior research experience as well as future research plans.
    To receive full consideration, please submit all the application materials by 15th December 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

    We will be available to meet prospective applicants at INFORMS Annual Meeting 2019. So, if you are attending INFORMS Annual Meeting 2019 and are interested to know more about this opportunity, please fill out the form at and we will reach out to you.

    New York University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.  In keeping with this commitment, NYU invites applications from women, people with disabilities and members of minority groups.

    EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    Srikanth Jagabathula
    Associate Professor of Tech, Ops, and Stats
    Stern School of Business
    New York University