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Postdoctoral Associate Position at Virginia Tech

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral associate position in computer simulation and machine learning. The candidate will work on an NSF-sponsored interdisciplinary project that aims to develop novel approaches to drone navigation in natural environments inspired by the biosonar of bats. The duties of the postdoctoral associate include developing large-scale simulation and novel robotic algorithms to enable biosonar-inspired sensing and navigation. Specific research tasks include method and algorithm development, environmental and echo data simulation, and data analysis. More information on the project is available at: . The Postdoctoral Associate will be primarily supervised by Dr. Hongxiao Zhu (Department of Statistics), but will work closely with other key investigators, including Drs. Rolf Mueller (Mechanical Engineering), Pratap Tokekar (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Xiaowei Wu (Statistics), and students.
Prospective applicants should have: (1) A Ph.D. degree in computer science, computer engineering, statistics or a related discipline with focus on one or more of the following areas: high-performance computing, large-scale simulation, machine learning, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, robotic algorithms. (2) Extensive experience in coding with MATLAB or Python/R and low-level programming languages in C/C++ or equivalent. (3) Skills in parallel computing and GPU-based computing.
A good mathematical/statistical background and expertise in machine learning methods are highly preferred.
How to apply: Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Hongxiao Zhu (, chair of the search committee. Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2018 and this position will remain open until filled. Applications must be submitted online at to posting number SR0180175. A quick link to the application portal is at . Required documents include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement and contact information of at least three references. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check.

Last modified: 2018-10-13 23:41:50