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Theoretical CS Opportunities at Harvard

November 5, 2015

[I don’t have much to add to Luca, Scott, and Lipton/Regan on the exciting announcement by Babai of a quasipolynomial time graph isomorphism algorithm. I can’t wait to hear the details! –Boaz]

Aided by some very generous gifts, Computer Science is on a growth streak at Harvard, and in particular there are some new opportunities in Theoretical Computer Science. We have positions in all levels, including graduate, postdocs, faculty and visitors/sabbaticals, see http://toc.seas.harvard.edu/positions

As in every year, we encourage students interested in theoretical computer science to apply for graduate studies at Harvard. Starting this year, we also have new postdoc positions. Both students and postdocs have an opportunity to both work with the strong (and growing) theory group at Harvard, as well as take advantage of the unique intellectual environment of the university as a whole and the larger Boston/Cambridge area.

We have several postdoc opportunities at Harvard Computer Science and affiliated institutions. In addition to those we are happy to announce the inaugural Michael O. Rabin postdoctoral fellowship in Theoretical Computer Science. Rabin fellows will receive a generous salary as well as an annual allocation for research and travel expenses, and are free to pursue their own research agenda with no strings attached.

Candidates can apply to all postdoc positions via a unified application process at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6477
For full consideration, the complete application, including reference letters, should be submitted by December 1, 2015. Email theory-postdoc-apply (at) seas.harvard.edu for any questions.

Boaz Barak, Yiling Chen, Harry Lewis, Michael Mitzenmacher, Jelani Nelson, David Parkes, Yaron Singer, Madhu Sudan, Salil Vadhan and Leslie Valiant.

p.s. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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