Department of Computer Science is looking for a Post Doc in Geometric Clustering – Aarhus University – Aarhus

A post doc position in algorithms and/or theoretical aspects of machine learning is available. The post doc is under the supervision of Tenure Track Assistant Professor Chris Schwiegelshohn, Aarhus University, Denmark. The focus of the research project may be on topics such as clustering, dimensionality reduction, compression and sketching, and/or computational geometry, depending on the candidate’s background.The candidate is expected to work on theoretical research questions within the above focus areas. The research is carried out in collaboration with Chris as well as students and post docs in the group. The candidate is expected to have a strong theoretical background to carry out proofs independently or with minor guidance. It is not expected that the candidate will do implementations, however, if the candidate wishes to do so, and it is natural in the project, then implementation work is most welcome. In addition to research, there may be minor teaching activities, such as presenting at seminars in the research group or guiding students in joint projects.Candidates must have expertise in theoretical computer science and/or machine learning. Publications at top venues in TCS, such as STOC, FOCS, SODA, ICALP, top computational geometry venues such as SoCG or top ML venues such as ICML and NeurIPS are appreciated.The daily work will be carried out in the Algorithms, Data Structures and Foundations of Machine Learning group at Aarhus University, Denmark. The group is headed by Kasper Green Larsen and also includes faculty members Professor Gerth S. Brodal, Associate Professor Peyman Afshani as well as students and post docs. The group also closely collaborates with the Game Theory and Complexity group consisting of faculty members Prof. Iannis Caragiannis, Assoc. Prof. Srikanth Srinivasan and Assoc. Prof. Kristoffer Arnsfelt Hansen. The project is funded by a Sapere Aude grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark.The position is available from November 15, 2023 (a later start date may be negotiated). The position is for 2 years. The application deadline for the position is November 3, 2022. Applicants should apply online via our recruitment system by sending a letter of interest and a CV, as well as indicate at least two names of references for recommendations.Questions regarding the position should be directed to Chris Schwiegelshohn ().The place of work will be Dept. of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Aabogade 34, DK8200 Aarhus, Denmark. Application procedureShortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants. Letter of referenceIf you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration. Formalities and salary rangeNatural Sciences refers to the .The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the . Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more . Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark .Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it .The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

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