Multiple Postdoctoral Programs at the Israeli center of research excellence in Algorithms

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We are seeking excellent candidates for three postdoctoral programs:

1. I-CORE in Algorithms postdoctoral program

2. I-CORE in Algorithms and the Simons Institute for the Theory of
Computing in Berkeley – a joint postdoctoral program

I-CORE in Algorithms postdoctoral program
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We are seeking excellent candidates for postdoctoral positions at the
I-CORE ALGO (Israeli center of research excellence in algorithms)
institutes. The positions are supported by the Israeli Science
Foundation (ISF).
The Israeli Center of Research Excellence in Algorithms is part of the
I-CORE program, initiated by the Government of Israel and adopted by
Israel’s Council of Higher Education, in order to reinforce Israel’s
intellectual capacities and promote synergy among Israel’s leading
research centers. The institutes participating in the center are:

* The Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University
* The Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and
Engineering, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
* Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Weizmann Institute of Science.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): all variety of
algorithms (optimization, online, streaming, approximation,
randomized, geometric and more), cryptography, security and privacy,
algorithmic game theory, quantum computing, networking and distributed
computing, databases, machine learning and computer vision.

To apply please send the following to icorealgo@cs.tau.ac.il
(deadline: 15/12/15)

* A CV of the applicant including the list of publications.
* A short research statement.
* The preferable I-CORE ALGO fellow to work with (if already known)
and institution in I-CORE ALGO. (There is a possibility of more than
one fellow and/or institution.)

In addition, all applicants should ensure that their recommenders
email their letters (as pdf files) to the email address above, with
the subject line “: recommendation”. (It is the
applicant’s
responsibility to ensure that the letters are sent; the Institute will
not solicit letters directly.)

The deadline is 15th December 2015, 24:00 (at GMT+1)

I-CORE in Algorithms and the Simons Institute for the Theory of
Computing in Berkeley – a joint postdoctoral program
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I-CORE Algo – Israeli Center of Research Excellence in algorithms, and
the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing are seeking excellent
candidates for a joint postdoctoral program starting in the academic
year 2016-2017.

The Israeli Center of Research Excellence in Algorithms is part of the
I-CORE program, initiated by the Government of Israel and adopted by
Israel’s Council of Higher Education, in order to reinforce Israel’s
intellectual capacities and promote synergy among Israel’s leading
research centers. The members of the center are some of Israel’s most
exceptional computer scientists, from The Blavatnik School of Computer
Science in Tel Aviv University, The Rachel and Selim Benin School of
Computer Science and Engineering in The Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, and the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science in
Weizmann Institute of Science.

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing is an exciting new
venue for collaborative research in theoretical computer science and
related fields. The Institute is housed in a dedicated building on the
UC Berkeley campus, and acts as a vibrant and welcoming environment
for visiting researchers. In each academic semester the activities of
the Institute are largely focused on specific research programs, each
of which attracts thirty to forty participants ranging from senior
scientists to graduate students. The Simons Institute for the Theory
of Computing was created in 2012 through a ten-year grant from the
Simons Foundation (more information can be found at:
http://simons.berkeley.edu/fellows2015).

The joint postdoctoral position would start in Fall 2016. The joint
post-doctoral fellow will first spend a semester (Fall 2016) at the
Simons Institute, and then will continue at the I-Core in Algorithms
for the remainder of the academic year. The topics of the research
programs for Fall 2016 in the Simons Institute are “Logical Structures
in Computation” and “Algorithms and Uncertainty”. The topics of the
research programs for Spring 2017 in the Simons Institute are
“Foundations of Machine Learning” and “Pseudorandomness”. The topics
of research in I-CORE in Algorithms include (but are not limited to):
all variety of algorithms (optimization, online, streaming,
approximation, randomized, geometric and more), cryptography, security
and privacy, algorithmic game theory, quantum computing, networking
and distributed computing, databases, machine learning and computer
vision. The research interests of potential candidates should match
the research interests of both institutions.

Salaries and benefits are competitive and assistance with visas and
housing will be provided.
We particularly encourage applications from outstanding women and
minority candidates. In addition, the I-CORE in Algorithms would
provide some support to travel to and from Israel.
In some circumstances, the fellowship maybe be awarded for more than
one year, up to a maximum of two years.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Each applicant should submit the following documents (as pdf files) in
a single email to icorealgo@cs.tau.ac.il.

– cover letter, including current institution and employment status,
(expected) date of PhD, and a statement indicating the Simons
Institute program (or programs) in which you wish to participate, and
why. For the I-CORE Algo please indicate which institute you would
like to perform the research at (can be more than one);
– curriculum vitae, including full list of publications;
– research statement;
– names and email addresses of at least three recommenders.

In addition, all applicants should ensure that their recommenders
email their letters (as pdf files) to the email address above, with
the subject line “: recommendation”. (It is the
applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the letters are sent; I-CORE
will not solicit letters directly.)

The deadline for receipt of all application materials, including
letters, is December 15, 2015.