Columbia University Post-doctoral in Online Optimization for Management Science Applications
The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
(IEOR) at Columbia University in New York City invites applications
for a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist position to research online
algorithms for solving information-rich models of important and
emerging applications in e-commerce, healthcare, and general services.
The landscape of businesses is quickly evolving with the growth of
information technology. Consumers are increasingly expecting more
convenient access, faster speed, higher quality, more customization
and more choices. Businesses are responding with innovative services,
formats, and greater personalization. As a result of these
adaptations, consumer transactions are becoming more information-
intensive than at any time in the past. The objective of this post-
doctoral position is to investigate adaptive algorithms that can deliver
efficient and high-quality results in large-scale applications. The
online framework will be used for the design and analysis of these
Candidates must have a PhD degree in Theoretical Computer Science, Operations
Research, or Pure and Applied Mathematics. Candidates familiar with algorithm
design, combinatorial optimization, convex and stochastic optimization
are highly preferred. Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate
exceptional ability in their field of interest. They will have an
outstanding research record commensurate with their level of
The candidate would work under the supervision of Professor
Van-Anh Truong. He or she will also benefit from interactions with
faculty from the IEOR Department, the Business School, and the Data Science Institute. This
is a one year position starting in Sep 1, 2017, with possibility of
renewal for two more years depending on the progress achieved.
Candidates should send the following materials to Professor
Van-Anh Truong at email@example.com: curriculum-vitae, a copy
of their official degree transcript, and a representative research
paper. The applicants should also arrange to have three letters of
recommendation sent separately to the same address. The position will remain open
until filled and applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.
Applicants can consult www.ieor.columbia.edu for more information
about the department.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer – Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.