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Two Postdoctoral Positions in Foundational Data Science

The Greater Data Science Cooperative Institute (GDSC), jointly established by Cornell University (CU) and the University of Rochester (UR) as part of the NSF funded HDR TRIPODS program, seeks exceptional candidates for two postdoctoral research positions at the University of Rochester. Appointments are renewable up to a total period of two years. Positions may be filled immediately.

GDSC is based on two founding tenets: that enduring advances in data science require combining techniques and viewpoints from across electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics, and theoretical computer science; and, that data-science research be grounded in an application domain. Cross-disciplinary research directions include: (i) Topological Data Analysis; (ii) Data Representation; (iii) Network & Graph Learning; (iv) Decisions, Control & Dynamic Learning; and (v) Diverse & Complex Modalities. GDSC hopes to reach applicants from medicine and healthcare, which are major strengths of CU and UR, and are areas in which advances in data science can have a direct, positive impact on society. Applicants should have completed their PhD in a discipline listed above (or related) by the time of their appointment. Some background or interest in biomedicine and/or healthcare is an advantage.

Rochester appointed postdoctoral researchers will be mentored by at least two GDSC members, including one from the Rochester GDSC leadership team: Mujdat Cetin, Daniel Gildea, Alex Iosevich, Daniel Stefankovic, and Tong Tong Wu. The postdocs may work on collaborative research with Cornell faculty as well. The Cornell GDSC leadership team includes David S. Matteson, Aaron Wagner, Qing Zhao, David Bindel, and Gennady Samorodnitsky. GDSC includes an additional 17 founding senior personnel from across CU and UR (see: for more information).

Questions about the positions can be sent to Mujdat Cetin ( All applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae – including a list of publications, a research statement, and two reference letters submitted electronically. Up to two relevant research publications may also be submitted. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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