Postdoctoral position: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research position in the Oden Institute for Computational and Engineering Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, in the research groups of Gunnar Martinsson and Rachel Ward.
The new position will form an important component of an NSF funded Focused Research Group targeted at developing randomized algorithms for solving linear systems of equations, and related questions within linear algebra and optimization. In addition to the group at UT-Austin, the project also involves coordinated efforts at Yale and Caltech.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, or a closely related field. Required qualifications include a strong background in linear algebra and numerical analysis, demonstrated communication skills, and a solid publication record. Plus factors would include prior experience in: numerical linear algebra, probability theory, randomized algorithms, rank-structured matrix computations.
The position is available immediately. However, the start date is flexible and the position will remain open until filled.
The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal based upon availability of funding and performance. The appointment can be renewed up to 4 times, but an overall duration of 2 or 3 years would normally be expected.
Doctoral students: I for the most part take on only students who are already enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Texas. The best fit is likely to be with students in the CSEM program in the Oden Institute, or in the applied mathematics track in the mathematics department. I am certainly happy to work with students from other programs as well, provided this would be permissible by the home department.
If you are interested in working with me, but are not yet at the University of Texas, then I would be very happy to hear from you. However, it is unlikely that I would commit to anything as I think it is typically best for students to pick a program rather than a specific adviser. This is not a strict rule, and exceptions can be made, in particular for students who are further along in their studies (having, say, already completed a master's degree elsewhere).
Summer internships: No funded openings at this time.