A one-year post-doctoral research position in applied data mining and software engineering under the co-supervision of Profs. Martin Robillard and Greg Dudek is available in the School of Computer Science at McGill University. The position is nominally scheduled to start in January 1, 2014, but other dates are possible.
The position is targeted for research on recommendation systems, and in particular on the problem of automated inference of user profiles. The research will be conducted in collaboration with a large non-profit consumer advocacy organization.
The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to develop independent research initiatives within the scope of the position, design and implement novel user modeling techniques and recommendation algorithms, and conduct experiments. The work may involve the supervision of undergraduate research trainees. There is no teaching duty associated with this position.
Applicants should have (or soon expect) a Ph.D. in computer science, high-quality publications in applied data mining, user modeling, recommender systems, software engineering, or closely-related fields, and expertise suitable for the position.
Compensation will be comparable to that of competitive postdoctoral fellowships offered in Canada. McGill University is an English-language institution located in the beautiful and vibrant center of Montreal, close to all amenities and affordable housing.
The position is renewable conditional on the availability of funds
Applicants should email a curriculum vitae, a list of at least three referees with full coordinates, and a short cover page explaining their research interests and goals, to: Martin Robillard. The publication list should include at most six of the candidate's best and more recent papers. Short papers should be excluded from the list. Applications received by 25 October will get priority.