Academic position in Computational Statistics

The Faculty of Sciences of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, announces the opening of a full-time academic position in Computational Statistics starting October 1st, 2010. The position will have a joint affiliation with the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Sciences.

Candidates are expected to lead a high-quality research and teaching programme in computational statistics or related topics, demonstrated by significant research and teaching experience, as well as a strong publication record in international journals. All applicants need to hold a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or related disciplines. Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration as well as significant research stays in foreign universities or research laboratories are important assets.

The candidate will take part in teaching activities in the Bachelor and Master programmes in Mathematics and Statistics, as well as in the Bachelor and Master programmes in Computer Science. He/she should progressively increase his/her teaching activities to reach a level comparable to that of his/her colleagues (typically 4 or 5 hours a week for two semesters, plus some supervision of exercise sessions).

The candidates expertise should comprise at least one of the following topics: analysis and modelling of complex/high-dimensional data, computational and stochastic modelling, data mining, functional data, (multivariate) time series, numerical methods for data analysis, statistical machine learning.

Deadline: March 1st, 2010

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For any additional information please contact Prof. Gianluca Bontempi (gbonte (at), Head of the Department of Computer Science, or Prof. Christine De Mol (Christine.De.Mol (at) Head of the Department of Mathematics.