The Courant Institute and the Center for Data Science at NYU have three postdoctoral positions in scientific machine learning as part of a new multi-institution international project, M2LInES https://m2lines.github.io. The scientific goal of this project is to improve climate predictions by reducing climate model errors at the air-sea/ice interface using machine learning (ML). Despite the enormous promises of ML in scientific applications, we still need to overcome significant challenges for climate modeling, pertaining to sample efficiency, generalization, uncertainty quantification, tight integration of physical laws into trainable models and interpretability.
The 3 NYU postdocs will work with Profs Joan Bruna, Carlos Fernandez-Granda and Laure Zanna at the interface of machine learning, signal processing, dynamical systems and physical modeling. The projects conducted will relate to the development of: 1) efficient scale-aware and generalizable deep learning algorithms; 2) bayesian machine learning algorithms and uncertainty quantification; 3) interpretable machine learning models for climate processes. The ML postdocs are a pivotal part of the project and are expected to actively collaborate with the entire M2LInES project team to improve ML models for climate processes.
These positions, available immediately, are full time appointments, initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to five years, subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.
Completion of a PhD in physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, statistics, or a related field at the time of the appointment;
A strong background in machine learning;
Strong interest in the application of machine learning to physics and climate problems.
Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
For full consideration, applicants should submit the following:
a Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications,
a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) detailing their research experience, how their interests would fit the project, career plans, and available start date,
3 letters of recommendation (late letters will be accepted but should be received before interviews).
(Last Updated March 24th): Some positions are still available and the application form will remain open until all positions are filled. For additional information please contact the NYU PIs (Zanna, Bruna, Fernandez-Granda) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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