Two postdoc positions on Algorithmic and Mechanism Design Research in Online Markets at Sapienza University of Rome

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Two postdoc positions within the ERC Advanced Grant project “Algorithmic and Mechanism Design Research in Online Markets” (AMDROMA) are available at Sapienza University of Rome.

The project AMDROMA considers research questions in algorithms and mechanism design that are central for today’s Internet economy. The focus of the work will be on the development of new methods in research areas such as algorithmic mechanism design, online and approximation algorithms, modelling uncertainty in algorithms and mechanisms, and large-scale algorithmic data analysis. The project also intends to apply the new methods to solve specific problems in Internet advertisement, sharing economy, and online labour marketplaces.

Each postdoctoral researchers will be associated to one or more of the three areas of investigation of AMDROMA: i) market and auction design, ii) models of uncertainty and algorithmic learning, iii) large-scale matching and clustering methods. The research will primarily focus on theoretical investigation, data driven modeling, and experimental validation.

Postdocs of AMDROMA are expected to contribute in defining research problems of interest of the project, finding and analyzing novel solutions, writing research papers, and collaborating with PhD students and other postdoctoral researchers. Applicants should hold a PhD or be close to complete a PhD in computer science, computer engineering, or related fields.

There are two levels for the position: Junior and Senior Postdoctoral Researcher. Fresh PhDs will be considered for the first level and everybody else for both levels.

The position can start as soon as possible. The positions can be extended up to three years. Salary is competitive at the European level.

Applications including a CV and a statement of research should be sent to

Stefano Leonardi

preferably before September 30th, 2018.