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Postdoctoral Scholar - Mandt/Smyth-March 2020

Recruitment Period

Open March 2nd, 2020 through Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by December 31st, 2020, you will have until January 31st, 2021 to complete your application.


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position working with Stephan Mandt and Padhraic Smyth at the University of California, Irvine. Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

*deep learning and probabilistic modeling
*variational inference
*deep sequential models, neural point processes
*neural compression

We are looking for researchers with a Ph.D. in machine learning, statistics, mathematics, physics, or in a related field. The successful candidate has a strong track record including publications in top-tier journals/conference proceedings such as NIPS, ICML, ICLR, UAI, AISTATS or JMLR, as well as strong mathematical and programming skills. Salary to be between $65,000 - $75,000 annually, depending on experience and qualifications.

The Computer Science department at UC Irvine has a very active set of research groups in machine learning and related areas, with a long tradition in the field, and with close ties to departments such as Statistics, Mathematics, and Cognitive Science. UC Irvine is a top-10 public US university located in southern California, approximately one hour south of Los Angeles, one hour north of San Diego, and 5 minutes from Newport Beach.

The anticipated appointment start date will be July 15, 2020 or later. The starting date for the position is negotiable. Interested Applicants should respond by forwarding a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references to:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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