Job no: 500446 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month, Time-Limited Department: 062900 - Computer Science and Engineering Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Aug 6 2020 Position close Date: Jan 1 2021
Postdoctoral Associate in the Predictive Analytics Laboratory (PAL) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering under the direction of Dr. Shahram Rahimi.
Part of the Bagley College of Engineering, the department has approximately 660 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate students. The department offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science and Software Engineering, jointly administers an undergraduate program in Computer Engineering with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is in the process to offer a Cybersecurity undergraduate program soon. At the graduate level, we offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and M.S. degree in Cybersecurity and Operations, and the faculty directs graduate students in Computational Engineering. Certificates in Information Assurance, Cyber Operations and Computational Biology are also available. In the last fiscal year, research expenditures totaled to about $10 million dollars and the university as a whole is ranked 60th among U.S. institutions in computer science expenditures. Research core areas for the department are artificial intelligence, computational science, visualization and graphics, bioinformatics, parallel and distributed computing, software engineering, human-robot interaction, augmented and virtual reality, security and cryptography and computer science education. Faculty in the department are active in many university research centers including the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, the Center for Cyber Innovation, the Center for Computational Science, and the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology. The computer security area has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) by the National Security Agency (NSA). Finally, Mississippi State University's supercomputer is the 4th fastest in U.S. academia.
Anticipated Appointment Date:
January 1, 2021
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Research, analyze, and collaborate on Computational Intelligence projects, direct graduate students, and publish work in related conferences and journals. Participate in planning, designing, and conducting highly technical and complex research projects under the supervision of a supervisor. Analyze research data and provide interpretations, contribute to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technical reports, papers and/or records.
PhD in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or closely related degree.
ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):
Strong background in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
All applicants must apply online http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. Any social number included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.
This position is contingent upon the availability of funding.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 500446
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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