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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
25 Apr 2024


The Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) at NYU Abu Dhabi invites qualified applicants with a doctorate degree in the areas of electrical or computer engineering or computer science, or related fields to apply. A strong publication record is encouraged and previous experience in areas such as Neural network vulnerabilities and defenses, Anomaly detection, Adversarial machine learning, Computer vision, and Autonomous Robots is desired.

The successful applicant will work on various projects on robotics and computer vision, controls, and machine learning and their security. The work will include algorithm design, prototype implementation (e.g., in MATLAB/Python), deployment to robotics applications; onboard computational hardware using the Robot Operating System), and experimental testing (on unmanned vehicle swarms). A solid competency with the standard implementation tools used in machine learning and embedded systems (e.g., C, C , Linux, PyTorch, TensorFlow, MATLAB, Python, Robot Operating System) is required.


The position is open to PhDs with backgrounds in AI, and/or computer vision and robotics/controls. The candidate is expected to work in a highly collaborative multi-disciplinary environment with other post-doctoral associates, PhD and undergraduate students, as well as faculty members (both in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York). It is expected that applicants have a strong publication record in the aforementioned areas. The applicants are also expected to have strong analytical, communication, and writing skills.

Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the positions are filled. For consideration, applicants need to submit

  • a cover letter including the names of at least two referees having essential knowledge of the candidate’s academic work,
  • a curriculum vitae with a full publication list,
  • a statement of research interests and
  • a 1-2 p statement of purpose,

all in PDF format.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Farshad Khorrami at

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.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.  

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