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WPI: Professors (Open Rank), Data Science


Join the strong team of existing data science faculty working on interdisciplinary research related to big data on real-world grand challenge problems with societal impact.



Worcester Polytechnic, CS Dept At: Worcester Polytechnic, CS Dept
Location: Worcester, MA
Web: www.wpi.edu/academics/cs/


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The new faculty would join the strong team of existing data science faculty working on interdisciplinary research related to big data on real-world grand challenge problems with societal impact. Areas of interest in Data Science include statistical machine learning, large-scale data management and computing, data and text mining, compressed sensing, big data analytics, signal processing, and many others.

Looking for faculty colleagues who engage deeply in both teaching and research within a curriculum that embraces student projects and independent learning? Consider joining the faculty at WPI.

After a cluster hire of several faculty in Data Science and closely related disciplines in 2014 to enrich our inaugural graduate Data Science program, the Data Science program anticipates hiring additional tenure-track faculty for the Fall of 2015 to further strengthen this important interdisciplinary area.

Outstanding candidates in any area related to Data Science will receive full consideration. Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Statistics, or a closely related field, and the potential for excellence in research and teaching.

Areas of interest in Data Science include statistical machine learning, large-scale data management and computing, data and text mining, compressed sensing,big data analytics, signal processing, and many others. The program is interested in candidates that help foster ties with industry.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real world problems around the globe, an approach repeatedly cited for excellence by The Fiske Guide to Colleges and The Princeton Review.

Located in the heart of New England, WPI is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities. The UMass Medical Center, a large number of technology companies and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area making it ideal for two-career families.

Questions about the hiring process should be sent to datascience@cs.wpi.edu.

Candidates should include detailed research and teaching statements, vitae and contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

To enrich education through diversity, WPI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.


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