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Research Assistant in the Division of Science (Computer Science) - Dr. Yasir Zaki

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
27 Jun 2024


The Zaki Laboratory in the Computer Science Program of the Division of Sciences at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint a research assistant. Applicants with backgrounds in computer networks or related fields are encouraged to apply. A successful applicant would be working on various projects related to speeding up the web, web measurements, the use of AI and ML in the web, mobile and cellular measurements, etc. More details about the kinds of related projects can be found at

Applicants must have received a B.SC. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related area within the last three years. The position requires significant research experience in web development, Javascript, machine learning, browsers plugins, and hacking/extending existing web solutions, and deploying solutions on the ground. Excellent academic credentials and publication record and a strong background in machine learning are mandatory requirements. Excellent communication skills in English, ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, and scientific creativity are essential. The candidate is expected to have strong programming skills in C/C , Python, Android, and proficiency in working in a Linux environment. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. 

To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, Transcript, and 3 contact references, all in PDF format. If you have any questions, please e-mail

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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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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