Postdoctoral Scholar – Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems

The Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) at the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing are seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Scholar to perform independent research in the broad areas of machine learning and intelligent systems, mentored by Prof. Navid Azizan ( We are looking for candidates with proven excellence in research who have the vision and interest to contribute to interdisciplinary research on foundations of deep learning, optimization, dynamical systems, and control, with applications to robotics, autonomous systems, smart grids, and societal networks. The position is available immediately with a start date of September 1, 2024, or earlier.

Candidates who have an external source of funding or are applying for one should reach out via email to (X=@).

Candidates who are currently interviewing for faculty positions but would like to spend a year at MIT before starting their faculty careers are especially encouraged to apply.

Job Requirements: Doctoral degree (expected or obtained) in engineering, computer science, operations research, mathematics, or a related field; strong analytical and written communication skills; and ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment.

Candidates must submit the following documents in PDF format to AcademicJobsOnline at CV/resume, a research statement, 3 representative publications, and the names and addresses of 2 or more individuals who will provide letters of recommendation.

This will be a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year based upon satisfactory performance.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

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