Department of Informatics - Computation and Economics Research Group

Post-Doctoral Position in Machine Learning
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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.

Your responsibilities

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.

Your profile


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

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.

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