Postdoctoral research positions in Bayesian optimization
- HEC Montreal
- Location: Montreal, Canada
- Job Number: 7081372
- Posting Date: Jul 20, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPostdoctoral research positions in Bayesian optimization
The research will design Bayesian optimization algorithms with a focus on sample-efficient methods for high-dimensional stochastic optimization problems that arise in the areas of urban mobility and supply chain. The research projects involve collaboration with private and public sector mobility and supply chain stakeholders.
The work will be performed in Prof. Carolina Osorio’s team, as part of the Scale AI Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Urban Mobility and Logistics, in the Department of Decision Sciences at HEC Montreal. Details on the scope of our past work, including recent publications and some working papers, can be found on our website ( carolinaosorio.net ). Potential affiliations for the postdoctoral candidates include the research centers of CIRRELT and GERAD, as well as numerous career opportunities within the Scale AI and the IVADO ecosystem, their websites are listed at the end of the description.
About the team.
We combine academic backgrounds and interests in mathematics, computer science, operations research and transportation. The team is led by Osorio, who is a faculty at HEC Montreal and a Visiting Faculty at Google AI. We are passionate about designing models and algorithms that can tackle transportation and logistics problems at scale. Our work has been recognized by a variety of academic and broader impact awards, as detailed on our website.
A Ph.D. with a strong background in mathematics, operations research, computer science, statistics, or other related disciplines is required. A successful candidate should have strong proficiency in programming and strong interest in transportation applications. Applicants are invited to submit: (i) a full CV, (ii) a copy of all their university-level transcripts, (iii) a short statement (at most 3 pages) describing why they want to work on this topic, what subtopics they would like to focus on (e.g., describe the first few papers they’d like to work on) and why they think they are qualified to do so; (iv) the names and contact details of three references (including graduate supervisors). If desired, applicants can include a copy of one of their scientific publications. All documents should be compiled into a single pdf file and sent to Osorio’s HEC email with the subject “BO Postdoctoral Application”.