Saturday, April 09, 2016

Job: 2-year Postdoc, Institute of Theoretical Physics (IPhT), CEA Saclay, France

Lenka sent me the following this week: 

Please find below a postdoc opening that I have in IPhT and forward it to interesting students/postdocs you know. Thank you in advance.
Best regards

Here is the announcement:

Opening for a 2-years postdoctoral position in the group of Lenka Zdeborova in Institute of Theoretical Physics (IPhT), CEA Saclay, starting anytime in 2016.

Project title: Statistical Mechanics of Unsupervised Representation Learning (SaMURai).

The project is in collaboration with Silvio Franz (LPTMS, University Paris-Sud, Orsay) and Florent Krzakala (ENS, Paris). It concerns applications of analytic and algorithmic tools from statistical mechanics (replica method, cavity method, message passing algorithms) to current problems in unsupervised learning.

Candidates should have a strong background either in the related statistical physics methodology (replica, cavity method, message passing algorithms) or practical experience in representation learning, dictionary learning, artificial neural networks or similar.

IPhT is a competitive theoretical physics institute hosting some of the best researchers in theoretical physics in France. In CEA Saclay, and closeby institutions there are numerous world-leading teams working on applied aspects of data science and collaboration with some of them is also envisaged.

For details, questions, and applications containing CV and a statement of interest and motivation please contact Lenka Zdeborova ( before April 30, 2016
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