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Postdoc Positions

The Computer Science Department and the Center for Network Science and Technology (NeST) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) invite exceptional candidates to fill a postdoctoral position in network science and connected vehicle systems. The research will be conducted within the research group directed by Prof. Jianxi Gao with opportunities for collaboration with other excellent faculty at computer science, CEE, physics, and across RPI. The group currently focuses on a number of fundamental projects at the boundary of network dynamics and network structure, control theory, and operations research, including network resilience, network robustness, network control, social networks, infrastructure networks, ecological networks, biological networks, as well as fundamental questions in complex systems. Our priority is to attract technically strong researchers who are also interested in asking bold, new questions related to resilient transportation systems. We welcome applicants with strong background in fields including computer science, transport engineering, statistical physics, applied mathematics, electrical and computer engineering, system engineering, social network analysis, complex systems, or other closely related fields.

Qualifications: The successful postdoc candidate must hold a Ph.D. or expected PhD in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Information Science, or closely related fields.

How to apply: Qualified applicants must submit an application via email to Jianxi Gao (Jianxi.gao [at] with subject heading “(your name) – Postdoc Application”, containing: 1) cover letter, describing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) curriculum vitae (including publications list); 3) a brief research statement; 4) two or three recommendation letters emailed separately by the writers.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. The start date is flexible.

The Department of Computer Science has 24 tenure and tenure-track faculty and excellent undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD programs involving in total over 1,000 students. The department maintains strong interdisciplinary research efforts, bolstered by the Network Science and Technology Center, the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications, the Center for Computational Innovations, the Data Science Research Center, the Tetherless World Constellation, and the Center for a Digital Society.

The Network Science and Technology (NEST) Center has 12 faculty members from five departments of Rensselaer. It focuses on the fundamental research and engineering of natural and technological networks, ranging from social and cognitive networks to computer networks. The fundamental understanding of network structures and dynamical processes arising in them is combined with the novel designs of applications in the fields ranging from sociology, to biology, medicine, physics, computer science, and engineering.