Assistant Professor in Reinforcement Learning

Skolkovo, Russia
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Skoltech Center for Computational and Data-intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a tentative starting date of January 9, 2019 (later starting dates may be also considered).

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, computer science or a related area. We are looking for a candidate with strong background in Reinforcement Learning and its applications. Candidates with substantial experience in Computer vision, Deep Learning, mathematical foundations of Machine Learning, Big Data Management, and Human-Computer Interface are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output at the international level that demonstrates potential for independent sustainable research, innovation and teaching activities leading to peer‑reviewed publications in top-level international journals/conferences and excellence in teaching and innovation.

It is expected that the appointed candidates will take an active part in Skoltech and CDISE strategic activities in development of digital platforms for industrial, biomedical and urban applications of Reinforcement Learning.

Faculty duties include teaching at graduate level, advising student and innovation projects, and conducting application-oriented research. All activities at Skoltech are carried out in English, therefore, candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

CDISE members conduct cross-cutting interdisciplinary research driven by modern applications in the fields of computational science & engineering, data sciences and machine learning. CDISE has more than a dozen research groups which are among best groups in Russia and are competitive at the international level in their prospective areas. Currently, CDISE has 16 Faculty members, 45 researchers, and > 60 Ph.D. students. It powers the largest educational program at Skoltech – the IT program with two tracks: “Data Science” and “Computational Science and Engineering”.

We offer:

  • a challenging job in an international, dynamic and professional environment
  • synergy between science, technology and innovation
  • internationally competitive compensation package
  • a significant research start-up package
  • excellent research and computational infrastructure.

For more information on Skoltech, please visit or For more information on CDISE, please go to the CDISE website:

To apply, please go to our application website: and follow the instructions.  Please note the code of the current vacancy that you will need when filling out the application form: [54_AP_RL]. We encourage informal enquiries to the center leader Prof. Maxim Fedorov ( or to the faculty with the closest research area.

The application submission deadline is December 31, 2018. The selection of candidates for the position starts immediately until the position is filled.

Skoltech is committed to diversity and equality, and all applicants are invited to apply without regard for gender, race or national origin.