University of California, San Diego, Halicioglu Data Science Institute

Position ID:University of California, San Diego-Halicioglu Data Science Institute-PDUCSDHDSI [#23989, JPF03412]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar (TILOS) at UCSD
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:La Jolla, California 92093, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Artificial Intelligence / Optimization, Chip Design, Robotics, Communication Networks
Appl Deadline:2023/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/12/12, finished 2024/01/06, listed until 2023/06/30)
Position Description:    

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The Institute for Learning-enabled Optimization at Scale, TILOS, an NSF-funded Artificial Intelligence Institute at University of California, San Diego has multiple openings for Postdoctoral Scholars.

Successful candidates will conduct research on the foundations of AI and optimization, and for use-cases of chip design, robotics, or communication networks. The postdoctoral scholars will be based at UC San Diego, be mentored by one or more researchers and PIs, and may spend up to one quarter per year at partner institutions: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin, and Yale University. Applicants are encouraged to consult the current research initiatives on the TILOS website:

Positions are normally for two years and may include concurrent teaching in an academic department. Appointments and salary are commensurate with research experience and accomplishments following current UC San Diego guidelines.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD completed or nearing completion (CPhil) by time of application, in one the following fields: computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics or a field related to optimization, chip design, robotics, or communication networks.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD conferred by time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Exceptional, self-motivated candidates with outstanding research records are encouraged to apply.

Candidates with experience or strong potential in teaching and/or contributing to an academic climate of equity, diversity, and inclusion, are preferred.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Publications: minimum of 2 samples

  • Teaching Statement - Teaching philosophy and/or experience.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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