Opportunities

  • Employment, teaching, and research opportunities @ IACS

Executive Director

We are looking for a dynamic person to lead IACS during an exciting time of growth in this young institute's history. In particular, we are looking for somebody who has great personal skill and experience in working with industry and National Lab partners to expand our multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and fun environment for research and teaching in computational science. 

Full job description and application

If you are unable to open the above link, go to employment.seas.harvard.edu and search for Auto Rec ID 31014BR

IACS Lecturers in Computational Science

The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for open positions of Lecturer in Computational Science in the Institute for Applied Computational Science with an expected start date of July 1, 2014.  The positions are annual (twelve-month) academic appointments, renewable for up to three years, depending on continuing curricular need and performance.

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field by the expected start date.  In addition, we seek candidates with a record of teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Duties include teaching two courses per year, supervising student projects, and conducting independent research in an area of the lecturer’s choosing.  Teaching needs for the coming year include coursework in the following areas:

  • Fundamentals of scientific computing with emphasis on parallel programming and scientific software systems
  • Mathematical foundations and numerical algorithms for computational science
  • Data science, including data management, data analysis, visualization, and prediction based on statistical methods

Required documents include a cover letter, a cv, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information for at least three references.  Applicants will apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5150.  We encourage candidates to apply by January 1, 2014, but will continue to review applications until the positions are filled.  

Harvard is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer.  Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

Pilot Project: Collaborative Summer Research for Undergraduates

In 2013, IACS sponsored a small group of undergraduates interested in engaging in summer research applying mathematics and computation to a real-world challenge. Students worked as a team on a project under the direction of a mentor. Students from Harvard and other institutions applied through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at SEAS: https://engage.seas.harvard.edu/reu. Please check back late in 2013 for information about 2014.

  • Projects, activities

Digital Problem-Solving Initiative

The Digital Problem-Solving Initiative is an innovative and collaborative project piloted in Fall 2013 that brings together interested students, faculty, fellows, and staff and enables participants to work in teams on practicable and concrete digital use cases – problems and opportunities – across the university. The pilot offers students and other participants a novel opportunity to enhance and cultivate competency with digital tools and online activity as teams engage with research, creative production, and policies governing the digital world. See information at the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society website. The deadline for Harvard students to apply to participate during the 2013-14 academic year was September 9, 2013.

WorldMap Collaborative Sessions

The WorldMap Collaborative is a weekly workspace for Harvard faculty, students and staff who would like to address their individual research projects that involve Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and WorldMap more generally. See information at the Center for Geographic Analysis website.

  • Funding

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (CDS&E)

NSF's Office of Cyberinfrastructure has opened several competitions under the new CDS&E program. For information see the OCI webpage.

  • Fellowships, competitions, summer study

IGERT Program in Geometry and Dynamics @ Brandeis

Brandeis University has been awarded an NSF grant to support interdisciplinary graduate training in the theory of stochastic processes, quantum and statistical field theory, geometry and topology, and the theory of complex dynamical systems. Information on the new graduate program is available at www.brandeis.edu/igert/, and application information is at www.brandeis.edu/gsas/#gsas.

Workshops and Semester-long Programs @ Brown's ICERM

Doctoral and postdoctoral scholars are invited to participate in exploratory programs at the new Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University. Apply for funding and admission to a workshop at icerm.brown.edu

Assistantships and Fellowships in Mathematical Biology at the University of Utah

The Mathematical Biology program at the University of Utah provides for broad mathematical training with the opportunity to do cross-disciplinary research in a wide range of areas of modern biology. For more information, see www.math.utah.edu/research/mathbio.

Rowland Junior Fellows Program

Rowland Junior Fellows are selected to perform independent experimental research at the Rowland Institute at Harvard for five years, with full institutional support and access to the Institute's outstanding technical and scientific resources. The number of Rowland Junior Fellows will equal about ten, with on average two new appointments each year. Candidates in all the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology,...) as well as in engineering will be considered, with special attention given to interdisciplinary work and to the development of new experimental methods. Applications for September 2014 appointments will be due in November 2013.

  • Other opportunities

Fall internship in computer vision at Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab, Cambridge

Internship of 3-6 months, starting fall 2013, on a project involving head tracking from an RGB+D (3D) sensor. Desired areas of expertise: 3D object tracking, 3D pose estimation, object detection. Strong C/C++ and OpenGL programming skills are desired. See Position ID: IM702 at the MERL internship website.