Cornell University, Statistics and Data Science

925 15856
Position ID:Cornell-Statistics and Data Science-PD1 [#15856, WDR-00022150]
Position Title: Cornell University Multiple Postdoctoral Positions in Foundational Data Science (NSF HDR TRIPODS)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Data Science
Statistics / Statistics
Appl Deadline:2020/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2020/01/15, finished 2020/10/21)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Greater Data Science Cooperative Institute (GDSC), jointly established by Cornell University (CU) and the University of Rochester (UR) as part of the NSF funded HDR TRIPODS program, seeks exceptional candidates for postdoctoral research positions at Cornell (note: UR has a simultaneous and coordinated, but separate search). Appointments are renewable up to a total period of three years. The target start date is August 1, 2020, but positions may be filled immediately.

GDSC is based on two founding tenets: that enduring advances in data science require combining techniques and viewpoints across electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics, and theoretical computer science; and, that data-science research must be grounded in an application domain. Cross-disciplinary research directions include: (i) Topological Data Analysis; (ii) Data Representation; (iii) Network & Graph Learning; (iv) Decisions, Control & Dynamic Learning; and, (v) Diverse & Complex Modalities. GDSC specifically aims to consider applications in medicine and healthcare, a major strength of CU and UR, and one for which advances in data science can have a direct, positive impact on society. Applicants should have completed their PhD in a discipline listed above (or related) by the time of their appointment. Some background or interest in biomedicine and/or healthcare would be an advantage.

Cornell appointed postdocs will be mentored by at least two GDSC members, including one from the Cornell GDSC leadership team: David S. Matteson, Aaron Wagner, Qing Zhao, David Bindel and Gennady Samorodnitsky. The Rochester GDSC leadership team includes Mujdat Cetin, Daniel Gildea, Tong Tong Wu, Alex Iosevich and Daniel Stefankovic; and GDSC includes 17 additional founding senior personnel across CU and UR (see: for more information).

Any questions about the Cornell positions can be sent to David S. Matteson (; and please contact Mujdat Cetin ( for questions about the UR positions. All applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, research and teaching statements, and arrange to have two reference letters submitted electronically. Up to two relevant research publications may also be submitted. Application materials must be submitted at:

Evaluation of applicants will begin February 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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Further Info:
Department of Statistics and Data Science
Cornell University
1198 Comstock Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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