Assistant Professor of Data Science

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Assistant Professor of Data Science

Department: COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Data Science program invites applications for a tenure track position with a research focus in Data Science to begin in Fall 2019 to strengthen this strategic interdisciplinary area.

The new faculty will join the strong team of existing data science faculty working on interdisciplinary research related to big data on real-world grand challenge problems with societal impact.

Areas of strength in Data Science at WPI include statistical learning, machine learning, deep learning, large-scale data management, compressed sensing, big data analytics, signal processing, visualization, artificial intelligence, and Data Science applications from digital health, cyber security, social media, material sciences, neuro-sciences, connected communities, urban computing, to bioinformatics.

WPI is interested in applicants with research and teaching expertise in all areas of Data Science, but in particular in applicants with strong background complementary to the existing expertise.

Areas of strength in Data Science at WPI include statistical learning, machine learning, deep learning, large-scale data management, compressed sensing, big data analytics, signal processing, visualization, artificial intelligence, and Data Science applications from digital health, cyber security, social media, material sciences, neuro-sciences, connected communities, urban computing, to bioinformatics. Outstanding candidates in any area of Data Science will receive full consideration.

The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment in either the Mathematical Sciences or the Computer Science Department.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Statistics, Electrical Engineering or a closely related field, and the potential for excellence in teaching and research.

Candidates should include detailed research and teaching statements, vitae, and contact information for at least three references.

The deadline for applications is December 10, 2018. Applications will be considered after that date until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted per instructions at: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Assistant-Professor-of-Data-Science_R0000025

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological Universities known for its innovative project-based education. WPI's reputation as an innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation's first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low - faculty members, students, and other partners work together on real-world projects and purposeful research. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016).

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making. A pre-employment criminal records check is required.





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Posted: 9/5/2018
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