First listed on: 08 October 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Algorithmic Decision Theory

  • Are you a motivated, early career scientist with expertise in Algorithmic Decision Theory?
  • Do you have, or will shortly obtain, a PhD in computational social choice or other related discipline?
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The Position:  

We are seeking talented researchers with core expertise in algorithmic decision theory, computational social choice, computational complexity and more broadly artificial intelligence.

You will be working in ADT, a group with expertise in core methods that spans a wide area of artificial intelligence and computational economics. You will also collaborate with experts in related fields such as computational complexity. You will be solving real-world problems and be contributing to foundational work on ADT. You will be pushing the boundaries of the state of the art on challenging ADT projects.

 Your duties will include:

  • Under the direction of senior research scientists, carry out innovative, impactful research of strategic importance to CSIRO that will, where possible, lead to novel and important scientific outcomes.
  • Researching, designing and developing new theory, mechanisms, and algorithms in the area of algorithmic decision theory.
  • Undertake regular reviews of relevant literature and patents.
  • Produce high quality scientific and/or engineering papers suitable for publication in quality journals, for client reports and granting of patents.
  • Prepare appropriate conference papers and present those at conferences as agreed with your supervisor.

Location:  Kensington, NSW
Salary:      AU $82K to AU $93K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:     Specified Term of 3 years
Ref no:      58821

To be considered you will have:

  • A doctorate (or will shortly satisfy the requirements of a PhD) in a relevant discipline area, such as computational social choice. Please note: To be eligible for this role you must have no more than 3 years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
  • Experience in one or more of the following topics: algorithmic decision theory, computational social choice, mechanism design.
  • Experience in computational complexity and analysis of algorithms.
  • A record of high quality publication in top ranked conferences and journals in related fields
  • Experiences in parameterized complexity, approximation algorithms and/or experimental analysis of algorithms are desirable

To see all the criteria required for success in this role, click on the ‘Position Details’ link below. Apply today! Position Details

 We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where
you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Find out more 

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How to apply: Please load one document containing your CV and a brief cover letter which outlines your experience as relevant to the role and your motivations for applying (Maximum 2MB).


Applications close: Tuesday 6 November, 2018

For selection documentation
and details on how to apply visit or call 1300 984 220

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