Department of Informatics - Computation and Economics Research Group
Post-Doctoral Position in Machine Learning 100 %
The group currently consists of one professor and 4 PhD students. All group members have a strong background in mathematics/computer science and work on market design research questions. Market design is a research field that combines techniques from computer science, game theory, operations research, and other fields. Its goal is to design new, well-functioning marketplaces or repair ones that are broken. In our research group, we study foundational market design questions from an algorithmic/computational and game-theoretic perspective.
Current group members work on a variety of projects including machine learning-powered combinatorial auctions, cloud computing markets, equilibrium finding algorithms, and adoption marketplaces. We publish our research in the top international conferences and journals in the areas of AI and Economics and Computation. In some projects, we also collaborate with industrial partners such as Google Research and Microsoft Research.
The successful candidate will join the ERC project on "Machine Learning-based Market Design (MIAMI)" led by Prof. Dr. Sven Seuken. On a high level, the research question to be investigated in this project is how we can combine techniques from machine learning with market design to develop better market mechanisms.
a PhD degree in computer science or a related field (e.g., mathematics or operations research)
an excellent publication record in your field
a passion for research at the intersection of computer science and game theory
excellent communication skills in English (German speaking skills are not necessary)
We accept applications from all candidates with a PhD who have a strong background in Machine Learning. The ideal candidate has already published papers in the top ML/AI conferences such as ICML, NeurIPS, KDD, AAAI and IJCAI. Prior research experience in Algorithmic Game Theory is desirable but not required. The exact starting date is flexible/negotiable. The duration of the position is between 1 and 4 years, depending on the candidate's career plans.
What we offer
a team of young and highly motivated colleagues who are passionate about topics at the intersection of computer science and game theory (in particular: market design)
a competitive salary of approximately 90,000 Euro per year and generous social benefits
generous support for professional travel and research needs
no teaching requirements: but if desired, opportunities to gain teaching and mentoring experience and strong support for your career development
an attractive work environment both within the research group and beyond: the University of Zurich is one of Switzerland's leading universities in the middle of a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that regularly ranks as one of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world.
Place of work
University of Zurich Department of Informatics Binzmuehlestrasse 14 8050 Zurich
Start of employment
The positions will be open until filled. To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by June 18, 2020. Further information about the research group is available online at: Computation and Economics Research Group.
If you fit this profile, like challenging tasks, and are passionate about research, then we would love to hear from you. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications are *not* accepted through this website (i.e., do *not* click on the "apply now" button). Instead, to submit your application, please go to the following website: Application for Post-Doctoral Position.