Sunday, March 10, 2013

Postdoc position in Approximation Algorithms

West Virginia University
Postdoctoral Associate Positions in Approximation Algorithms

The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering invites
applications for one postdoctoral positions in the field of Approximation Algorithms.
Duties include design and development of approximation
algorithms for problems in risk management and computer security. The particular
problems of interest involve variants of covering and packing.

Knowledge of inapproximability techniques and willingness to code are
pluses.There are no official teaching assignments, however depending upon interest
such opportunities may be made available.

Required qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in theoretical computer
science (with an emphasis on approximation algorithm design) or applied
mathematics or a closely related discipline.
Some experience in risk management and computer security is preferred but
not essential.

The position is for one year (August 15 2013 through August 14, 2014),
although it could be extended to an additional year depending upon

West Virginia University ( is a comprehensive land-grant
research institution enrolling over 28,000 students in 113 degree
programs, including engineering and health sciences.

Interested candidates must send a letter of application, a CV and contact
information for at least three references to, by
April 30, 2013.

Review of completed applications will commence immediately and the position
will remain open until filled.

West Virginia University is and affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and plurastic faculty
and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.
Applications are strongly encouraged from women, minorities, individuals
with disabilities and covered veterans.