Postdocs Affiliated with DIMACS

Current Postdocs

Siqi Liu, Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of California Berkeley, 2023 

  • DIMACS Postdoc (2023-2024)

Zihan Tan, Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Chicago, 2022

  • DIMACS Postdoc (2022-2024)

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Apply to become a DIMACS postdoc

DIMACS, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, invites applications for postdoctoral associate positions beginning in Fall 2023. Applicants should be recent Ph.D.'s with interest in DIMACS areas, such as computer science, discrete mathematics, statistics, physics, operations research, data science, AI, machine learning, ethics of algorithms, and their applications, and more.

We are currently seeking applications for two positions:

(1) DIMACS/IAS Postdoc. This is a two-year postdoctoral associateship with the first year (2023-2024) spent at DIMACS and the second year (2024-2025) spent at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton. There is a requirement to teach one course during the first year. Applicants should be recent PhDs with interest in theoretical computer science and/or discrete mathematics. Research areas include but are not limited to: computational complexity, algorithms, optimization, cryptography, combinatorics, graph theory, and discrete probability.

Applicants must apply by December 1, 2022 to both DIMACS and IAS for this position. [DIMACS application and information] [IAS application information]

(2) Simons Postdoctoral Leader at DIMACS. This position is part of the Simons Postdoctoral Leadership Initiative at DIMACS. Eligible candidates should conduct research in theoretical computer science (TCS), the foundations of data science (DS), or the foundations of artificial intelligence (AI). The postdoc will be based at Rutgers University, mentored by an Initiative faculty member, and able to participate in the breadth of activities at DIMACS, while working on a research program of his or her own design. The Initiative faculty, Eric Allender, Jie Gao, David Pennock, Tim Roughgarden (Columbia), and Matt Weinberg (Princeton), will oversee the selection process, mentor Initiative postdocs, and help formulate plans for visits and events. The postdoc will have unique opportunities, including (a) access to funds and Center resources for designing activities to complement their research, (b) the opportunity to visit one of four domestic and four international partners, and (c) a voice in planning hot-topics workshops. Applicants should be recent PhD graduates in computer science, economics, information science, operations research, or a related field, preferably with a focus in TCS or AI. Application and information is available using the above link for the DIMACS position. Applications are due by December 1, 2022 for full consideration.