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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theory of Computing, Cambridge MA (U.S.A.)

Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Theoretical Computer Science

The Theory of Computation (TOC) group at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence 
Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT is seeking candidates

for a post-doctoral position in the general area of the theory of computation. Applicants in /all 
areas/ of theory are encouraged to apply, including (but not exclusive to) algorithms, complexity 
theory, combinatorial optimization, cryptography, distributed computing, game theory and computation,
geometry, parallel computing, and quantum computing. This fellowship is made possible by a generous 
gift from the Simons Foundation.

The fellowship is a two year position, starting the summer or fall of 2012. The fellowship stipend 
is gauged to attract the highest caliber of applicants. Generous funds for scientific travel will 
be available for use at the fellow's discretion. Fellows will be assigned a faculty member close 
to their research interes ts from the TOC group. Fellows will be encouraged (although not required)
to teach a graduate seminar in their area of research.

*Eligibility*: Candidates must receive their PhD during the academic year immediately preceding 
that in which the fellowship would begin. There are no other restrictions based on nationality or 
any other basis

*Application Process*: Candidate applications should include a description of professional 
interests and goals in research. Each application should include a curriculum vitae and the names 
and addresses of three or more individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Letter 
writers should submit their letters directly to

MIT to the address below. Please submit complete applications by January 6, 2012.

*Address to submit application*: all application materials and 
recommendation letters should be sent electronically to  The candidates name should be included in 
the subject line of the email.  Alternatively, the materials can be also 
sen t to the following address: Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship, c/o Joanne 
Hanley MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory The 
Stata Center, Building 32-G672A 32 Vassar Street Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.