University of Warsaw, Deep learning in quantum topology group

Position ID:University of Warsaw-Deep learning in quantum topology group-POSTDOC [#26648]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Warsaw, Mazowieckie 02-097, Poland [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Deep Learning
String Theory and Mathematical Physics
Mathematics / Topology
Appl Deadline:2023/12/17 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/11/16)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral position in the project "Quantum topology and deep learning" (NCN Sonata grant)

- Topic:
    - Application of machine learning to the intersection of low-dimensional topology and quantum field theory
    - Keywords: knots, 3-manifolds, quivers, string theory, deep learning
    - Research questions:  Can algorithm learn to generate a quiver for a given knot? What distinguishes symmetric quivers that correspond to knots from the rest? What is the relationship between quivers and various kinds of knot invariants?

- Requirements:
    - Experience in machine learning
    - Interest (and preferably experience) in research applications of machine learning
    - PhD in computer science or in related area (for example mathematics or physics)

- Tasks:
    - Searching the best machine learning algorithms for the tasks from the project
    - Acquiring and exploring the data (related to knots, quivers, and 3-manifolds, mostly generated artifically)
    - Designing, implementing and training deep learning models
    - Documenting and maintaining datasets and the code

- Starting date:
    - Oct 1, 2024

- How long:
    - 2 years (till Sep 30, 2026)

- Benefits:
    - Possibility of ordering the computer of your choice covered by the grant (for up to ~2000 USD)
    - Possibility of collaboration with researchers from California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Rutgers University, University of Amsterdam, Uppsala University, LMU Munich, IAS Dublin, Academia Sinica, University of Tokyo, and other institutions
    - Possibility of participation in workshops, conferences, schools and other research activities covered by the grant
    - No teaching obligations

- Host:
    - Piotr Kucharski

- Remarks:
    - Full announcement is available at
    - Applicants with background in physics are encouraged to apply via European joint postdoc applications related to theories on the unification of fundamental interactions (choosing Warsaw as a preferred place) at
    - Applications submitted via AcademicJobsOnline are fully valid, but candidates might be asked to send additional documents required by the university

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Further Info:
email address
Stefana Banacha 2, 02-097 Warszawa