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Postdoctoral Fellow in Foundations & Applications of Mathematical Optimization & Data Science (Lehigh MODS)

We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position with Lehigh University's new Program in the Foundations and Applications of Mathematical Optimization and Data Science (Lehigh MODS).  Applications are welcome immediately.  Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Lehigh MODS program has been established with the perspective that mathematical optimization is an essential tool throughout the revolutionary field of data science.  The aim of the program is to capitalize on Lehigh's world-class reputation in mathematical optimization research toward advances in these and related fields.  The incoming postdoctoral fellow will be joining an interdisciplinary team of researchers working on a range of topics from optimization theory and algorithms to the application of modern data science and machine learning tools in areas from energy and healthcare systems to quantum chemistry.

The Lehigh MODS team is composed of faculty members in Lehigh's departments of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE), Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Economics (Econ), and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE): Frank E. Curtis (ISE), Aida Khajavirad (ISE), Alberto J. Lamadrid (Econ), Theodore K. Ralphs (ISE), Srinivas Rangarajan (ChBE), Daniel P. Robinson (ISE), Karmel S. Shehadeh (ISE), Lawrence V. Snyder (ISE), Parv Venkitasubramaniam (ECE), Luis Nunes Vicente (ISE), and Sihong Xie (CSE).  All Lehigh MODS team members are also members of Lehigh's Institute for Data, Intelligent Systems, and Computation (I-DISC), which provides administrative support for the program.

A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by Summer 2022.  In addition to joining collaborative interdisciplinary projects, the incoming postdoctoral fellow will be expected to contribute modestly to the program, such as aiding in the organization of seminars and workshops.

The fellowship position would start at a mutually agreed-upon date.  The term of the position is negotiable and could be 1 or 2 years.

A formal application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (at most 4 pages), and list of at least 3 references.  Applications should be sent by email to  Informal inquires in advance of a formal application are welcome.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Posted 12.20.21