Postdoctoral Associate
Rutgers University
 New Brunswick, NJ

DIMACS, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, based at Rutgers University, invites applications for postdoctoral positions associated with the Center.

DIMACS will have four positions available:

a) DIMACS - Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Postdoc. This is a two-year postdoctoral associateship with the first year (2020-2021) spent at DIMACS, and the second year (2021-2022) spent at IAS in Princeton. There is a requirement to teach one course during the first year. Applicants should be recent PhDs with interest in theoretical computer science and/or discrete mathematics. Research areas include but are not limited to: computational complexity, algorithms, optimization, cryptography, combinatorics, graph theory, and discrete probability. For this postdoc, applicants must apply both to DIMACS and IAS.

b) Economics and Computation Research area of Artificial Intelligence Postdoc, in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal. Topics include but are not limited to: algorithmic game theory, auctions, crowdsourcing, information elicitation, machine learning in economics, mechanism/market design, and prediction markets. Applicants should be recent PhD graduates in computer science, economics, information science, operations research, or a related field, preferably with a focus in artificial intelligence or theory.

c) DATA-INSPIRE Postdoc. This position is in a new transdisciplinary (TRIPODS) Institute based at DIMACS on Data Science for INtelligent Systems and People Interaction that integrates Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics with a focus on data science principles and the emerging convergence of humans with machines. Applicants should be recent PhDs in computer science, math, or statistics, with a demonstrated interest in working across these disciplines.

d) Simons A&G Postdoc. This is a one- or two-year position, part of the Simons Collaboration on Algorithms and Geometry, which aims to address fundamental questions at the interface of mathematics and theoretical computer science. Applicants should be recent PhDs with interest in theoretical computer science and/or discrete mathematics. Research areas include but are not limited to: computational complexity, algorithms, optimization, cryptography, combinatorics, graph theory, and discrete probability.

All positions provide salary, health benefits, and an allowance for domestic travel.

Applicants should provide a cover letter specifying which postdoctoral position(s) they are applying for, a curriculum vitae, a research statement highlighting their past and planned future research, optionally a teaching statement, and the names & email addresses of three references.

DIMACS is a consortium of several universities (Rutgers, Columbia, Georgia Tech, NJIT, Princeton, RPI, and Stevens) and corporate research labs (AT&T, Avaya, IBM, Microsoft, NEC, Nokia, and Perspecta). Research and education areas at DIMACS include algorithms, combinatorics, complexity, privacy and security, discrete and computational geometry, optimization, graph theory, data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, with applications in sustainability, epidemiology, genetics, networks, transportation, security, and economics. Many DIMACS activities relate to specific topics of current interest represented by the DIMACS Special Focus programs. Postdoctoral Associates at DIMACS are encouraged to collaborate with DIMACS members and visitors and to participate in all of the research and educational activities of DIMACS.

We believe that research and society benefit from a diverse workplace, and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and students with non-traditional backgrounds.