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Data Science Postdoc At Vanderbilt University

  • 1.  Data Science Postdoc At Vanderbilt University

    Posted 01-09-2019 01:04

    A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in Data Science at Vanderbilt University. For those interested in interdependent infrastructure network modeling using machine learning, you are welcome to contact me about your proposal at Application deadline is January 15. Please see below for more information on the application procedure.

    The Data Science Institute (DSI) at Vanderbilt University invites applications for its first cohort of DSI postdoctoral fellows. Fellows will be expected to carry out an independent research program in collaboration with one or more faculty mentors who are affiliated with the DSI. Fellows will come from a diverse range of backgrounds and domains, but their work will generally fall into one of three categories: (1) foundational data science – i.e., the development of data science methods, (2) the application of data science to one or more fields in the physical, life and social sciences, engineering, or humanities (3) the study of the impact of data on society and its institutions. Fellows will be expected to interact with each other and with students, faculty and researchers affiliated with the DSI, and to contribute to the vibrant culture of the DSI.

    Fellowships will begin in the summer of 2019 and will be renewable for up to three years. Fellows will receive annual salary support of $65,000, a competitive benefits package, and an annual research budget of $10,000 that can be used for travel, equipment, software, or other research expenses.

    Candidates must identify at least one primary faculty mentor from the list of affiliated DSI faculty and have that mentor submit a letter of support. Preference will be given to candidates who propose to work with two or more faculty from different disciplines. To apply, please submit the following materials to:

    • A brief cover letter that states the overall goals and motivation for applying, as well as the choice of DSI mentors (1 page)
    • A curriculum vitae (including a list of publications)
    • A single document containing a brief statement of past research accomplishments (1 page) and a proposal of research to be conducted at the DSI (2 pages)
    • Three letters of reference submitted directly by the recommenders to
    • A letter of support from the primary DSI mentor submitted directly by the mentor to

    Hiba Baroud
    Assistant Professor
    Vanderbilt University
    Nashville TN