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Postdoctoral Research Associate - TRIPODS Institute for Theoretical Foundations of Data Science

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Summary

The UMass Amherst TRIPODS Institute for Theoretical Foundations of Data Science invites applications for postdoctoral fellowship positions in data science with a start date of June 1, 2021 or later. Specifically, we seek candidates who work in areas broadly related to the UMass Amherst TRIPODS themes, namely: statistical performance and data acquisition in interactive data collection; algorithms and computational models for processing large amounts of data; model robustness, approximate inference and uncertainty quantification. The Principal Investigators are Arya Mazumdar, Andrew McGregor, and Barna Saha in Computer Science and Patrick Flaherty and Markos Katsoulakis in Mathematics & Statistics. For more information on the mission, researchers, and the research directions of the Institute please visit our website, tripods.cs.umass.edu



  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field.
  • Capacity for excellent research, as demonstrated by publications and other professional activities, appropriate to the number of years in the field.
  • Ability to work with a minimal amount of supervision.


Application Instructions:

To apply, candidates are required to submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.

More details about the position and application process can be found at: https://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/507546/postdoctoral-research-associate-tripods-institute-for-theoretical-foundations-of-data-science


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