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Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Columbia University, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Department

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Research Scientist
Job Location: New York, NY
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Sciences and technology: other
Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems
Mathematics & statistics
Application Closing Date: 8/1/2017

Job Description

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist
Columbia University

Columbia University Post-doctoral in Online Optimization for Management Science Applications

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) at Columbia University in New York City invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist position to research online algorithms for solving information-rich models of important and emerging applications in e-commerce, healthcare, and general services.

The landscape of businesses is quickly evolving with the growth of information technology. Consumers are increasingly expecting more convenient access, faster speed, higher quality, more customization and more choices. Businesses are responding with innovative services, formats, and greater personalization. As a result of these adaptations, consumer transactions are becoming more information-intensive than at any time in the past. The objective of this post-doctoral position is to investigate adaptive algorithms that can deliver efficient and high-quality results in large-scale applications. The online framework will be used for the design and analysis of these algorithms.

Job Requirements

Candidates must have a PhD degree in Theoretical Computer Science, Operations Research, or Pure and Applied Mathematics. Candidates familiar with algorithm design, combinatorial optimization, convex and stochastic optimization are highly preferred. Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate exceptional ability in their field of interest. They will have an outstanding research record commensurate with their level of experience.

The candidate would work under the supervision of Professor Van-Anh Truong. He or she will also benefit from interactions with faculty from the IEOR Department, the Business School, and the Data Science Institute. This is a one year position starting in Sep 1, 2017 or earlier, with possibility of renewal for two more years depending on the progress achieved.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Candidates should send the following materials to Professor Van-Anh Truong at curriculum-vitae, a copy of their official degree transcript, and a representative research paper.

The applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent separately to the same address.

The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

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