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Postdoc openings with McCallum at UMass Amherst

Country : USA - United States

Website : http://www.cs.umass.edu

Description

Applications are invited for multiple postdoctoral fellowship positions working with Andrew McCallum at University of Massachusetts Amherst. The research project is flexible, but areas of interest include various combinations of
deep learning, structured prediction, and other areas of machine learning;
natural language processing;
knowledge representation and logical reasoning, with deep learning;
knowledge bases;
application areas are flexible; current work includes reasoning about the scientific literature, career paths, peer review.
The postdocs will be part of a large research group with many collaborative opportunities, both within the group as well as across the UMass Amherst's Center for Data Science and College of Information and Computer Sciences (which includes other faculty working in deep learning, NLP, machine learning, computer vision, databases, and information retrieval). UMass Amherst ranks 7th in AI among US universities by publications in top-tier venues. The UMass Amherst Center for Data Science received at $15m gift from MassMutual to further expand faculty hiring. We also received a $5m gift for computing hardware, part of which was last year used to purchase over 400 GPU machines in support of deep learning; this year we will be purchasing an additional 400. Surrounded by five nearby colleges, Amherst is located in bucolic western New England within day-trip range of both Boston and New York.
Successful applicants will have extensive research experience, an excellent publication record in one or more of the research areas above, creativity, and strong communication, experimentation, and implementation skills.
Examples of McCallum's previous postdocs and PhD students with academic placements:
Sebastian Riedel, University College London
Charles Sutton, University of Edinburgh
David Mimno, Cornell
Sameer Singh, UC Irvine
Jinho Choi, Emory
Benjamin Roth, Munich University
Chris Pal, École Polytechnique de Montréal
If you are interested, or have questions, please send email to Andrew McCallum mccallum-AT-cs.umass.edu and Pam Mandler mandler-AT-cs.umass.edu.
The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Last modified: 2017-12-06 11:07:46