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The HKUST Big Data Institute is looking for a high calibre candidate at the rank of Research Assistant/Associate Professor or Post-doctoral Fellow to lead the new Center for Machine Learning at the Institute.
The ideal candidate will be part of a research team to lead this new Center for Machine Learning in the Big Data Institute. Currently, the Institute consists of two research centers - WeChat-HKUST Joint AI Center, and Center for Big-Data Bio Intelligence - in addition to running large projects related to smart city and big data. Furthermore, the Institute also plays a key role in the running of the newly established MSc program on Big Data Technology. The Institute receives funding from a variety of industrial partners including Tencent, Digital China and Thales, etc.
Applicants should have an earned PhD degree and demonstrated potential in research and project management. Strong candidates in the big data analytic, crowdsourcing and Fintech areas will be considered. (Duration: 2 years, renewable)
The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and has a range of family-friendly policies in place.
Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.
Applicants are requested to send a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including the names and contact information of at least 3 referees), and a research statement (all in PDF format) through e-mail to . Priority will be given to applications received by 31 March 2017. Applicants will be promptly acknowledged through e-mail upon receiving the electronic application material.