TILOS Postdoctoral Scholars

TILOS has multiple openings for postdoctoral scholars. Successful candidates will conduct research on the foundations of AI and optimization, and for use-cases of chip design, robotics, or communication networks. The postdoctoral scholars will be based at UC San Diego, be mentored by one or more researchers and PIs, and may spend up to one quarter per year at partner institutions: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin, and Yale University.

Positions are normally for two years and may include concurrent teaching in an academic department. Appointments and salary are commensurate with research experience and accomplishments following current UC San Diego guidelines.

See here for additional information and to apply. Applications received by Monday, January 15, 2024 at 11:59pm PST will receive full consideration by the committee.

External Visitor Program

The TILOS External Visitor Program supports visits to TILOS institutions by faculty at non-TILOS institutions and industry partners for up to one month to conduct collaborative research. Support for visits longer than one month is subject to additional approval by TILOS Leadership. Covered expenses include transportation to and from the host TILOS institution (up to $750 for domestic or $1,200 for international travel), and up to $1000 per week for accommodation and related expenses.

Program Expectations

External visitors are highly encouraged to engage with TILOS trainees (students and postdoctoral researchers) at the host institution and/or give a seminar about their work during the visit. It is also expected that TILOS (NSF CCF-2112665) will be acknowledged for any research (or other) outcomes resulting from the visit.

Application Requirements

  • Faculty host(s) at TILOS institution
  • Proposed dates for the visit as agreed upon with TILOS faculty host
  • 1-2 page description of how the proposed collaborative work is relevant to the TILOS research mission

Submit your application here.

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