Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dynamic Resource Allocation Problems
@ University of Toronto (Scarborough campus)
Position Summary: We invite applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship position to advance research in the field of mathematical programming techniques for approximate dynamic programs. The candidate will primarily develop research in the theoretical and computational analysis of dynamic resource allocation problems, but will also focus on application areas in healthcare and social good. They will collaborate with Andre A. Cire in the Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough (cross-appointed with the Operations Management and Statistics group at the Rotman School of Management) and Adam Diamant in the Operations Management and Information Systems group at the Schulich School of Business.
The successful applicant is expected to lead state-of-the-art research in sequential-decision making and leverage techniques such as discrete optimization, mathematical programming, and reinforcement learning. They will also receive regular mentorship and training, and will be expected to disseminate their research findings by submitting academic manuscripts to operations and computer science venues.
1. Ph.D. (earned or to be granted) in Industrial Engineering, Management Science, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Operations Management, Information Systems, Computer Science or related fields.
2. Strong expertise in at least one of the following fields: dynamic programming, mathematical programming, constraint programming, Markov decision processes, reinforcement learning, probability theory, decomposition techniques (e.g., column generation/Benders), and discrete optimization.
3. Strong communication skills (both written and spoken) and self-motivation.
4. Advanced programming skills with particular knowledge in one of Python/R/Java/C and optimization libraries such as CPLEX and GUROBI.
Employment Details: This position is for one year with the possibility of an extension for an additional year based on mutual interest. The starting date is September 1, 2023.
Application Instructions: Please send an email with the subject "Prospective Postdoctoral Fellow" to andre...@rotman.utoronto.ca. Please include your CV, transcripts, a cover letter indicating why you would be appropriate for the position, the contact information of two or more references, and at least two samples of your research papers. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2023, or until the position is filled.
Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.