Informatics Institute Faculty

United States, North America
Jan 27, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

The University of Florida is creating a campus-wide Informatics Institute to explore fundamental new opportunities in research resulting from the exponential growth of data and computation across all human activity.  Informatics faculty are being recruited to the Institute in four interrelated areas:

Biomedical and Life Sciences. Large scale data and computation to address fundamental questions in biology, medicine, ecosystems, and the environment, with application to the improvement of plant, animal, and human health.

Engineered Systems and the Physical Sciences. Application of intense computation to understanding and designing complex engineered systems, and for uncovering the fundamental nature of the physical world.

Social Science, Humanities, and Education. Leveraging the explosion of data for understanding people, culture, political development, education, and human behavior.

Informatics Techniques and Technologies. Research into hardware, software, networks, algorithms, and mathematical approaches needed to develop the next generation of techniques and technologies for big data.

The Informatics Institute is seeking experienced tenure track faculty members in Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Education, Nursing, and the Florida Museum of Natural History. Desired areas of expertise include medical informatics, computational epidemiology, statistical data mining, discrete optimization, consumer health informatics, medical vocabularies and ontologies, climate change, genetics, genomics, probabilistic modeling, machine learning, cloud computing, data visualization, sensor data analysis, as well as data analytics in e-learning, the social sciences and the humanities.

The University of Florida is one of the most comprehensive high-quality public universities in the country.  UF is a land grant, sea grant, and space grant university and on-campus home to the most comprehensive academic health center in the southeast.  The Informatics Institute will leverage extraordinary data resources, one of the nation’s most powerful supercomputers, and a strong collaborative culture across all disciplines.

For additional information, please contact J. Cole Smith, Professor and Interim Chair, Industrial and Systems Engineering (e-mail:   The University of Florida is dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

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