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Reader in Theoretical Computer Science

Employer
KINGS COLLEGE LONDON
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Job Type
Research Related, Research Associate
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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This is an exciting time to join us as we continue to grow our department and realise our vision of a diverse, inclusive and innovative department of Informatics at one of the most prestigious universities in the UK. We seek applicants who will support us in our ambitions in inclusivity and diversity.

As we continue to grow and strengthen our department, we are seeking to appoint a Reader in Theoretical Computer Science. The aim of this position is to strengthen the departmental research in theoretical computer science. The role requires a research emphasis on fundamental algorithmic research, encompassing a range of topics. Examples of these include, but are not limited to, the following topics: Machine Learning and Data Mining Algorithms, Algorithmic Game Theory and Mechanism Design, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Combinatorial Optimisation, Graph Algorithms, Network Algorithms, Approximation Algorithms, Online Algorithms and Streaming Algorithms, Computational Geometry, Randomized Algorithms, Data Structures, Computational Complexity, Algorithmic Fairness, Random Structures, Mathematical Programming. Excellent candidates engaged in research and teaching which complements that of the existing members of the Department will be considered favourably.

To realise our mission, we look at computer science challenges with a broad perspective and regularly sit in the program committees of and publish in top-tier and well-known venues of computer science. Top-quality research establishes members of the Department as leaders in their fields, but it is its transformative aspect that provides the opportunity to serve the society while supporting King’s as an outstanding institution in science and technology. As such, the Department has strong links with industry, which engages with us in collaborative research projects.

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King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit: www.kingshealthpartners.org.

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at www.kcl.ac.uk/kingsanswers.

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