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Postdoctoral Scholar - Mandt - October 2018

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 12th, 2018
Last review date: October 26th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: November 30th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Department of Computer Science
Postdoctoral Scholar Position

The statistical machine learning group led by Professor Stephan Mandt works at the forefront of research in probabilistic modeling, Bayesian deep learning, and approximate inference with applications in the natural sciences and digital media. Recent results include numerous publications in the proceedings of ICML, NIPS, AISTATS, UAI, CVPR, CoNLL, as well as in JMLR and MLJ.

We anticipate that one full-time Post-doctoral Scholar position will become available soon and are looking for capable candidates to join our team. The appointment will be for one year and may be renewable if funding permits. The position requires a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Theoretical Physics, or a related quantitative field. Expertise in statistical machine learning is required, demonstrated by at least three top-tier publications in some of the aforementioned core machine learning conferences. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience in variational inference, Bayesian representation learning, knowledge representation, and/or interdisciplinary research in physics and machine learning.

Salary to be between $65,000 - $90,000 annually, depending on experience and qualifications. Candidates without experience and top publications in the area of probabilistic machine learning are not encouraged to apply.

The anticipated appointment start date will be October 1, 2018 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.

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Irvine, CA

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