Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science, Computer Science, Dr. Yasir Zaki

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
01 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


We are seeking Postdoctoral associates (Postdocs) who are passionate about Systems, Networks, Machine-learning, and Web to join Dr. Yasir Zaki's lab ( Some of the research questions that excite us as a group include topics in: (i) web measurements and optimizations; (ii) networked systems; (iii) machine learning; (iv) data science; (v) GPT-3 and CLIP (OpenAI); (vi) Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

The ideal candidate is self-motivated and hard-working with a PhD in Computer Science, or any other related field. The position requires experience with at least one of the following: systems, machine learning, web optimizations. Relevant skills include strong knowledge of machine learning and OpenAI, integration of solutions into existing systems, web scraping, statistical analysis, and data management and collection. Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, and scientific creativity are essential. Strong proof of publications is required in top-tier venues such as: Sigcomm, NSDI, Mobicomm, OSDI, Mobisys, Usenix atc, IMC, WWW (WebConf), AAAI, IJCAI, CHI, CSCW, UIST.

The position provides salary higher than internationally competitive rates for postdoctoral positions, in addition to substantial benefits (generous housing, transportation and travel allowances, educational subsidies for children), together with full health insurance and retirement contributions. The UAE does not levy income tax. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. The position is for 1-2 year(s) with possibility for renewal. To be considered, all applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement highlighting past and current research experience, and at least two reference letters, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please email:


NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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