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Postdoctoral Researcher in the Transportation Infrastructure Management Lab

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
27 Dec 2023

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Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology, Civil Engineering
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Full Time


NYUAD is searching for a Postdoctoral Associate to join the Transportation Infrastructure Management Lab (TIML), led by Prof. Samer Madanat.  In particular, TIML seeks to welcome an enthusiastic and self-motivated scholar interested in the design and development of computationally efficient, data-driven methods for optimal planning and maintenance of highway infrastructure. The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Operations Research, Computer Science or related field and is expected to have a strong background and prior expertise in Deep Learning as well as Transportation Infrastructure in order to pursue multidisciplinary research at the intersection of these two realms.


  • Understanding of transportation infrastructure systems maintenance and planning problems
  • Advanced knowledge of methods of optimization under uncertainty, including Markov Decision Problems.  Familiarity with MDP extensions (POMDP, Adaptive MDP, Approximate MDP) is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated research track record (with first author peer-reviewed publications ) in the areas of Machine Learning and Transportation Infrastructure.
  • Solid experience and understanding of Deep Learning techniques.
  • Expertise in advanced data analysis and interpretation techniques, including data pre-processing and preparation for machine learning models as well as experience in dealing with large datasets .
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work in a collaborative team environment, as well as independence and initiative.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following through Interfolio:

1. A cover letter 2. An up to date CV, including past experience as a Postdoctoral Researcher 3. A list of publications in refereed journals and refereed conference proceedings 4. The names and contact information of 3 references 5. Up to three previous publications in pdf format

Review of applications will take place on a rolling basis, and a small number of finalists will be interviewed online using Zoom.

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing allowance, transportation allowance, and educational subsidies for children.

About NYUAD:

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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