HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Computer Science and Computational Science and Engineering

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Title Postdoctoral Fellowships in Computer Science and Computational Science and Engineering School Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Department/Area Computer Science/Computational Science Position Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for three prestigious postdoctoral fellow programs in Computer Science and Computational Science.

Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS)

The Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) is seeking applications for its Postdoctoral Fellows Program for the 2016-2017 academic year. Postdoctoral Fellows receive an annual salary to engage in a program of original research, and are provided with additional funds for travel and research support.

We seek researchers who wish to interact with both computer scientists and colleagues from other disciplines, and have a demonstrated interest in connecting their research agenda with societal issues. We are particularly interested in candidates with interests in Digital Economy; Healthcare Technology; Privacy, Security, and Secure Systems; Social Computing for Societal Problems; Network Science; Text Analysis; and Citizen Science.

The ideal researcher will have a technical background in an area related to computer science and a desire to creatively use those skills to address problems of societal importance. CRCS is a highly collaborative environment, and we expect Fellows and Scholars to engage with researchers both inside and outside of computer science. CRCS research has led to important artifacts such as the Helios Voting System and the tools being constructed in the Privacy Tools Project.

Visit http://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/research to learn more about the exciting research at CRCS!

CRCS offers Fellows and Visiting Scholars numerous opportunities to engage with Harvard faculty, students and scholars in computer science and other disciplines including: the bi-weekly CRCS lunch seminar series, the CRCS annual symposium, various informal CRCS lunches, and other research group meetings. Additionally, CRCS has close ties with Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and CRCS Fellows are included in many Berkman Klein Fellows’ gatherings.

Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS)

The Harvard Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in Computational Science for the 2017-2018 academic year. Postdoctoral researchers receive an annual salary to carry out original research in computational science, supervise student projects, and contribute to the educational activities of the institute, such as curriculum development and participation on student thesis evaluation committees.

There are numerous opportunities for IACS postdoctoral researchers to engage with Harvard faculty, students, and scholars in computer science and other disciplines, including the bi-weekly IACS lunch seminar series, the IACS annual symposium, student computational challenge and workshops, and applied computation courses, including the project-based capstone course.

IACS is the home for students and faculty who are tackling major challenges in science and the world through the use of computational methods. IACS trains graduate students to solve real-world problems and conduct innovative research by using mathematical models, algorithms, systems innovations and statistical tools. Embedded within a large liberal arts research University, IACS serves as the focal point for interdisciplinary collaborations in computational science at Harvard and the Boston area community.

Michael O. Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Computer Science

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University seeks applicants for the Michael O. Rabin* Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Computer Science. The normal duration of the Rabin Fellowship is two years. Rabin Fellows will receive a generous salary as well as an annual allocation for research and travel expenses.

We are looking for young scientists in theoretical computer science, broadly construed. Rabin Fellows will be provided with the opportunity to pursue their research agenda in an intellectually vibrant environment with ample mentorship. While interaction with Harvard faculty, students, and visitors is encouraged, Rabin Fellows are free to pursue their own interests.

*The fellowship is named after Michael O. Rabin, pioneer in Computer Science research and winner of numerous awards including the A. M. Turing award in 1976. Michael Rabin has been on the faculty at Harvard since 1981, and currently is the Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Research Professor of Computer Science in the Harvard Paulson School. The fellowship is aimed at researchers in all areas of theoretical computer science, including fellows that, like Rabin, might create new areas that do not yet exist.

Applicants to the Rabin Fellowship will also be considered for other possible postdoctoral fellowship positions in theoretical computer science at Harvard, depending on availability of funds and an applicant’s fit with the research activities in the group. Please note that these other fellowships may have different terms and/or salary than the Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree in Computer Science, Computational Science, or a related area by the expected start date.

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

Required application documents include a cover letter, cv, a statement of research interests, and up to three representative papers. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. We encourage candidates to apply by December 1, 2016, but will continue to review applications until the positions are filled.

Note: Applicants for the IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship must submit a one-page statement of teaching interests, and if they have prior teaching experience, they should submit copies of teaching evaluations as part of their application.

Contact Information

Madlena Usupova

Contact Email musupova@seas.harvard.edu Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed 5 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Would you like to be considered for the CRCS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. Would you like to be considered for the IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Would you like to be considered for the Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowship Program?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Would you like to be considered for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Theory of Computation research group?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Would you like to be considered for a postdoctoral fellowship in the CMSA Program on Combinatorics and Complexity? For more information, visit the website: http://cmsa.fas.harvard.edu/combinatorics/

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Please list the fellowship(s) you are interested in in order of preference, and explain why you are particularly interested in the fellowship(s) you have identified.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Publication
  5. Publication 2
  6. Publication 3

Optional Documents

  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Course Evaluation
  3. Sample Syllabus
  4. URL
  5. Publication 4
  6. Publication 5