The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class research university and a member of the âTrojan Family,â which is comprised the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
USCâs Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is seeking one or more Postdoctoral Research Associates to join its team.
Multiple post-doctoral researchers are sought with a focus in one or more areas: Communication Theory, (Statistical) Signal Processing, Controls, Information Theory, and Machine Learning.Â In particular, the following expertises are of interest: structured inference (sparse approximation, low rank matrix completion, tensor signal processing, graph signal processing); multi-terminal information theory, or information theory at the boundaries of control or signal processing; distributed control, consensus methods and partially observable Markov Decision Process modeling and algorithms ; modern optimization methods; or biological communications, signal
processing or information theory.
With the appropriate background, the postdoctoral research associate may have the opportunity to work on projects related to a US Army Research Office Multiple University Research Initiative on the modeling and control of microbial communities.Â Another possible project is a US Office of Naval Research Science of Autonomy program on communication, inference and control for actuated sensor networks.
The successful applicant will be expected to perform innovative translational research, mentor PhD students, give oral presentations, write journal papers, and participate in grant writing and project management. There will be significant opportunities for research leadership and interaction with funding agencies.Â Candidates with experience in prototyping or developing demonstration systems for theoretical results are of interest.
Proficiency with C/C++ programming and Matlab programming. Relevant research area experience as noted in description above. Experience performing innovative research, giving oral presentations, and writing peer-reviewed journal papers.Â
PhD in Electrical Engineering, (theoretical) Computer Science,
Industrial Systems Engineering/Operations Research (optimization)
or a related field.
Preferred Field of Expertise
Communication Theory, (Statistical) Signal Processing, Controls, Information Theory, and Machine Learning.Â
Publications in peer-reviewed journals in the same or related fields.
Required Documents (Please upload to you application)
- Cover Letter
- Research Statement
- Three letters of reference
Minimum Education:Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous three yearsMinimum Experience: No experience needed post PhDMinimum Field of Expertise:Directly related education in one or more of the research foci.Facility with theory, programming, simulations, and modern analysis techniques.
Internal Number: REQ20084755
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