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Ronit Reit <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 2 Dec 2014 12:07:50 +0200
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Multiple Postdoctoral Programs at the Israeli center of research
excellence in Algorithms
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We are seeking excellent candidates for three postdoctoral programs:


1. I-CORE in Algorithms postdoctoral program


2. I-CORE in Algorithms and the Simons Institute for the Theory of
Computing in Berkeley - a joint postdoctoral program


3. Leonardo Fibonacci fellowships - a joint postdoctoral program of
I-CORE Algo, CNR and ENEA

Details:
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1. I-CORE in Algorithms postdoctoral program
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We are seeking excellent candidates for postdoctoral positions at the
I-CORE ALGO (Israeli center of research excellence in algorithms)
institutes. The positions are supported by the Israeli Science
Foundation (ISF).
The Israeli Center of Research Excellence in Algorithms is part of the
I-CORE program, initiated by the Government of Israel  and adopted by
Israel's Council of Higher Education, in order to reinforce Israel's
intellectual capacities and promote synergy among Israel's leading
research centers. The institutes participating in the center are:

* The Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University
* The Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and
Engineering, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
* Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Weizmann Institute of Science.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): all variety of
algorithms (optimization, online, streaming, approximation,
randomized, geometric and more), cryptography, security and privacy,
algorithmic game theory, quantum computing, networking and distributed
computing, databases, machine learning and computer vision.

To apply please send the following to [log in to unmask]
(deadline: 15/12/14)

* A CV of the applicant including the list of publications.
* A short research statement.
* The preferable I-CORE ALGO fellow to work with (if already known)
and institution in I-CORE ALGO. (There is a possibility of more than
one fellow and/or institution.)

In addition, all applicants should ensure that their recommenders
email their letters (as pdf files) to the email address above, with
the subject line "<candidate_name>: recommendation". (It is the
applicant's
responsibility to ensure that the letters are sent; the Institute will
not solicit letters directly.)

The deadline is 15th December 2014, 24:00 (at GMT+1)

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2. I-CORE in Algorithms and the Simons Institute for the Theory of
Computing in Berkeley - a joint postdoctoral program
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I-CORE Algo – Israeli Center of Research Excellence in algorithms, and
the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing are seeking excellent
candidates for a joint postdoctoral program starting in the academic
year 2015-2016.


The Israeli Center of Research Excellence in Algorithms is part of the
I-CORE program, initiated by the Government of Israel and adopted by
Israel's Council of Higher Education, in order to reinforce Israel's
intellectual capacities and promote synergy among Israel's leading
research centers. The members of the center are some of Israel's most
exceptional computer scientists, from The Blavatnik School of Computer
Science in Tel Aviv University, The Rachel and Selim Benin School of
Computer Science and Engineering in The Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, and the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science in
Weizmann Institute of Science.


The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing is an exciting new
venue for collaborative research in theoretical computer science and
related fields. The Institute is housed in a dedicated building on the
UC Berkeley campus, and acts as a vibrant and welcoming environment
for visiting researchers. In each academic semester the activities of
the Institute are largely focused on specific research programs, each
of which attracts thirty to forty participants ranging from senior
scientists to graduate students. The Simons Institute for the Theory
of Computing was created in 2012 through a ten-year grant from the
Simons Foundation (more information can be found at:
http://simons.berkeley.edu/fellows2015).

The joint postdoctoral position would start in Fall 2015. The joint
post-doctoral fellow will first spend a semester (Fall 2015) at the
Simons Institute, and then will continue at the I-Core in Algorithms
for the remainder of the academic year. The topics of the research
programs for Fall 2015 in the Simons Institute are Algorithmic
Challenges in Genomics" and "Counting Complexity and Phase
Transitions".)  The topics of research in I-CORE in Algorithms include
(but are not limited to): all variety of algorithms (optimization,
online, streaming, approximation, randomized, geometric and more),
cryptography, security and privacy, algorithmic game theory, quantum
computing, networking and distributed computing, databases, machine
learning and computer vision. The research interests of potential
candidates should match the research interests of both institutions.

Salaries and benefits are competitive and assistance with visas and
housing will be provided.
We particularly encourage applications from outstanding women and
minority candidates. In addition, the I-CORE in Algorithms would
provide some support to travel to and from Israel.
In some circumstances, the fellowship maybe be awarded for more than
one year, up to a maximum of two years.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Each applicant should submit the following documents (as pdf files) in
a single email to [log in to unmask]

- cover letter, including current institution and employment status,
(expected) date of PhD, and a statement indicating the Simons
Institute program (or programs) in which you wish to participate, and
why. For the I-CORE Algo please indicate which institute you would
like to perform the research at (can be more than one);
- curriculum vitae, including full list of publications;
- research statement;
- names and email addresses of at least three recommenders.

In addition, all applicants should ensure that their recommenders
email their letters (as pdf files) to the email address above, with
the subject line "<candidate_name>: recommendation". (It is the
applicant's responsibility to ensure that the letters are sent; I-CORE
will not solicit letters directly.)

The deadline for receipt of all application materials, including
letters, is December 15, 2014.

***

3. Leonardo Fibonacci fellowships - a joint postdoctoral program of
I-CORE Algo, CNR and ENEA
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I-CORE Algo – the Israeli Center of Research Excellence in algorithms,
CNR – the National Research Council of Italy and ENEA – the Italian
National agency for new technologies, Energy and sustainable economic
development are seeking excellent candidates for postdoctoral
fellowships.

The joint program is supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, and one of its objectives is strengthening the bi-national
cooperation in science and technology between Italy and Israel, under
the auspices of the Italian-Israeli Agreement on Industrial,
Scientific and Technological Cooperation. CNR and ENEA participate in
the program to help open new paths towards excellence for young
researchers, some of whom will eventually join the Italian research
system.

The Leonardo Fibonacci fellowships are named after the Italian
mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci, arguably the greatest European
mathematician of the middle ages.

I-CORE Algo is part of the I-CORE program, initiated by the Government
of Israel and adopted by Israel's Council of Higher Education in order
to reinforce Israel's intellectual capacities and promote synergy
among Israel's leading research centers. The members of the center are
some of Israel's most exceptional computer scientists, from The
Blavatnik School of Computer Science in Tel Aviv University, The
Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering in
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Faculty of Mathematics and
Computer Science in Weizmann Institute of Science.


SELECTION PROCESS
Researches of any nationality can apply to the program, given that
they obtained their PhD (Dottorato di Ricerca) from an institution in
Italy no longer than 2 years before the date of the application, or
will obtain it within 3 months after the application. EU nationals can
apply independently of where they have obtained their degree, within
the same temporal frame. Equal opportunity is a principle underlying
the whole selection process.

Key criteria for the selection will be

1. the scientific potential of the candidates, as assessed by their
academic record and thesis, by publications, if any, by previous
research experience and by any previous awards and honors.

2. the expected benefits of the fellowship for the trainees, as
indicated also by a short research statement (or tentative project)
submitted with the application.

Reference letters are requested from at least three recommenders and
will contribute to assess both criteria.

The Fellowships will be awarded initially for a period of up to twelve
months, and they may be prolonged, after consideration, within the
same program or other programs of the I-CORE center.
The Leonardo Fibonacci fellows will perform their postdoctoral
research in one of the I-CORE in Algorithms institutions. Salaries and
benefits are competitive and assistance with visas and housing will be
provided.

The selection Committee (3 members, from the CNR, the I-CORE in
Algorithms and the Embassy of Italy in Israel) will choose between
applicants, on the basis of the above criteria.

The selected candidates will submit a brief activity report to the
Committee every three months.


RESEARCH SCOPE

The topics of research in I-CORE in Algorithms include (but are not
limited to): all variety of algorithms (optimization, online,
streaming, approximation, randomized, geometric and more),
cryptography, security and privacy, algorithmic game theory, quantum
computing, networking and distributed computing, databases, machine
learning and computer vision.

The selected candidates will be able to choose which of the center
members will be their advisor.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE
To apply, please send the attached form (as .pdf) by e-mail to both

           [log in to unmask] and lucilla.alagna @esteri.it

In addition, applicants should ensure that their recommenders email
their letters (as pdf files) to the email addresses above, with the
subject line "<candidate_name>: recommendation". (It is the
applicant's responsibility to ensure that the letters are sent;
letters will not be solicited directly.)

The deadline is 15th December 2014, 24:00 (at GMT+1)



-- 
Ronit Reitshtein
School of Computer Science
Tel-Aviv University

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