Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science (Mathematics), Dr. Pierre Youssef

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Mar 2024

1 Mar 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Computer science
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)

United Arab Emirates
Application Deadline

30 Mar 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description


The Division of Science at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Associate, starting February 1, 2024, to work under the supervision of Professor Pierre Youssef, on the subjects including (in no particular order):

  • Functional and concentration inequalities.
  • Mixing times of Markov chains.
  • Random matrix theory and spectrum of random graphs.
  • Mathematical aspects of machine learning (deep neural networks, reinforcement learning, feature selection, bias and fairness modeling, etc.)

While excellent candidates with other research interest may be considered, priority will be given to candidates with experience in one or several of the above topics.

The probability group at New York University Abu Dhabi is rapidly growing with a weekly seminar in place. The research interests of the other faculty as well as the organized activities can be found on the Abu Dhabi Stochastics Group  webpage.

The Post-Doctoral Associate will be appointed for a duration of two years. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Mathematics, Statistics or Theoretical Computer Science, as well as an outstanding academic record. 

This position will be based at New York University in Abu Dhabi, and the candidate must be ready to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

To be considered, applicants must submit the following documents in a PDF format via Interfolio:

  • Cover letter.
  • Transcript of PhD degree.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • List of publications with a short summary (few sentences) of the contribution of each article.
  • A short research statement (max 4 pages) including the applicant’s research interests, accomplishments and future research projects.
  • Two letters of recommendation to be sent confidentially (applicants will be prompted to enter the referee’s e-mails). 

NYUAD is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. 

If you have any questions, please email Professor Pierre Youssef at [email protected]


NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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NYU is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion.

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United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Where to apply


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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