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Postdoctoral Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Investment Risk Management

  • 1.  Postdoctoral Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Investment Risk Management

    Posted 10-09-2019 12:45

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Investment Risk Management

    Area:  Artificial Intelligence application to investment risk management
    Duration: One year, renewable
    Start date: September, 2019
    Salary: $45,000 - $60,000
    Location of work: University of Victoria and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCi) Headquarter (Victoria, BC)

    The Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria in collaboration with the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCi) are accepting applications for postdoctoral position on artificial intelligence application to investment risk management.

    Job Description:

    The successful candidate will be part of a university-industry partnership to work on the development of artificial intelligence solution to support mutual fund risk management. This partnership involves an interdisciplinary team of researchers from University of Victoria and BCi.

    The initial appointment is for one year starting as soon as possible. The renewal of the appointment for a second year will depend on mutual consent, satisfactory performance, and funding availability.


    Applicants must

    1. hold a PhD in relevant field such as computer sciences, computer engineering, operational research and data analytics. The PhD degree should not be older than three years by the application deadline,
    2. demonstrate merits and excellent scientific publications in the field of employment,
    3. have strong research skills relevant to artificial intelligence applications to finance (e.g., machine learning, reasoning, processing, decision making, perception, social networks, measurement, simulation, networks, portfolio management, risk management),
    4. be proficient in English, both spoken and written,
    5. have team working abilities, and

    Successful candidate should be application driven, entrepreneurial, and would like to work on practical complex problems and innovative solutions. Knowledge and experience of data science and analytics, multidimensional measurement, risk management, distributed algorithms, optimization, multi-objective mathematical programming, multiple criteria decision analysis, anomaly detection, prediction, resource allocation and management, etc. are desired.

    Experience in industry-university partnerships is preferred.

    Application details:

    Interested individuals should submit:

    • A motivation letter including a statement of research interests and a motivation for the position,
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including a complete list of publications,
    • Samples (max 3) of original research publications and/or technical reports relevant to the position,
    • Names and contact information for three persons willing to act as references, and
    • Any other information relevant for the position such as description of software development experience, or previous industry experience.

    Application should be submitted by e-mail to Dr. Adel Guitouni at

    The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please submit your application material as soon as possible, but no later than October 31st, 2019.


    Adel Guitouni
    Associate Professor
    University of Victoria
    Victoria BC