Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Call for Postdocs

Penn's new Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences ( has multiple postdoc positions for the 2014-15 academic year and beyond. The application procedure (described below) requires candidates to be nominated internally by Center faculty affiliates, so interested candidates should first contact potential Penn faculty hosts in their areas of interest to facilitate a potential nomination.

Michael Kearns and Rakesh Vohra Directors, Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences


Penn's newly-launched Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences seeks nominations for 2014 Warren Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Warren Fellow candidates should have research interests in the subjects supported by the center, which include but are not limited to network science (including the study of social, technological, economic, organizational and biological networks, as well as underlying foundational areas such as graph theory, game theory, mechanism design) and data science (including machine learning, statistics, data privacy and security). The ideal candidate will have a strongly interdisciplinary research agenda with a demonstrated track record, and would be nominated by faculty affiliates of the Warren Center in two or more Penn departments who will act as hosts, advisors and collaborators of the candidate.

Warren Postdoctoral Fellows will receive generous and competitive stipends and research support, and will participate in a vibrant and growing community of Warren Center faculty affiliates, postdocs and students. We expect to fund multiple Warren Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year. Fellowships are for a one-year period, extendable to two by mutual agreement. In cases where the nominator or their department have partial funding for a nominee, the Warren Center may consider providing additional support to cover the balance of the costs.

Nominations from Penn faculty members affiliated with the Warren Center will be accepted immediately. The nominator's home department is expected to provide office space, administrative support and handle the logistics of employment of a successful candidate, including visa/immigration support where relevant. The nominator should send the following materials to

* A nomination letter indicating why the candidate is particularly suited to advance the goals of the Warren Center. * A supporting letter from the chair of the nominee's department outlining departmental support that will be provided. * Support letters from one or more other Warren Center faculty affiliates. * The candidate's CV, the candidate's external letters of reference, and a sample of the candidate's work (either as an electronic document or URL).

Please ensure all attachments are in .pdf format.

A committee to reviewing and select applications will be announced shortly. Selections will be made on a periodic and rolling basis, with the expectation that the first class of Fellows will begin in the Fall of 2014.

Michael Kearns and Rakesh Vohra Directors, 
Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences