Thursday, November 3, 2016

[DMANET] 2017-2018 IBM Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences

The Mathematical Sciences department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research
Center invites applications for its 2017-2018 Herman Goldstine Memorial
Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in the mathematical and computer
sciences. The fellowship provides scientists of outstanding ability an
opportunity to advance their scholarship as resident department members at
the Research Center. The Research Center is located in Westchester County,
less than an hour north of New York City.

The department provides an atmosphere in which basic research is combined
with work on technical problems arising in industry. Our permanent
members, academic visitors, and post-doctoral fellows pursue research in
pure and applied mathematics and in theoretical and exploratory computer
science. Areas of research include: algorithms (approximation, randomized,
and on-line); complex systems; data mining (machine learning, pattern
recognition, computational statistics); dynamical systems;
high-performance computing (scientific computing, parallel computing,
big-data); inverse problems; numerical analysis; optimization (discrete,
continuous, global and stochastic); operations research; probability
theory (stochastic models, risk management, queues & queuing networks,
simulation); and statistics (time-series, multivariate analysis,
spatiotemporal analysis, design of experiments & reliability).
Close interaction with permanent department members is expected and
encouraged, but fellows are free to pursue their own research interests.
Up to two fellowships will be awarded. Candidates must have received a
Ph.D. degree after September 2012 or should expect to receive one before
the fellowship commences in the second half of 2017 (usually in
September). The fellowship has a period of one year, and may be extended
another year by mutual agreement. The stipend is expected to be between
$105,000 and $130,000, depending on the length of experience. An
additional allowance for moving expenses will be provided.

The application form will be available at beginning November 15, 2016 and
applications must be received by January 17, 2017. Final decisions will be
conveyed by the end of March 2017.

Application process
Upon submitting the form, applicants will receive a confirmation message
via email along with instructions on supporting materials that the
candidate will need to furnish. These include the following:
- Full CV.
- Abstract of your Ph.D. dissertation.
- A 2-3 page research statement describing your current research and the
research plan that you would like to pursue if offered the fellowship.
- 3 or more letters of recommendation, including one from the thesis
advisor. (Emails requesting letters of recommendation will be directly
sent to the references listed by the applicant in their application form)
- Finally, you may attach up to three of your most important papers.

A cover letter is not required. We strongly prefer all documents in PDF
format, but Word or PostScript documents will be accepted if you
absolutely cannot generate them in PDF.
Questions can be addressed to with "2017 Goldstine
Query" in the subject line.

IBM is committed to work-place diversity, and is proud to be an
equal-opportunity employer.

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