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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position We welcome applications for two post-doctoral positions within the Risk and Reliability Engineering research group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

The successful candidate will work on the development of uncertainty quantification methods for multi-scale, multi-disciplinary engineering systems. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science. The research effort will draw on data analytics, machine learning algorithms, Bayesian networks, model validation and calibration concepts, optimization, systems health monitoring and control, and reliability and risk assessment methods. Applications of interest involve mechanical, aerospace, manufacturing, and cyber-physical systems. Candidates must have a strong background in mathematics, uncertainty analysis, and machine learning methods. Significant experience with simulation software development and/or use, and programming skills is required.

The positions are initially for 12 months, with possibility of renewal. 

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The expected start date is January 1, 2017, but actual start date is negotiable. Interested candidates should apply by email to Prof. Sankaran Mahadevan  (  including the following documents: (1) A complete and current curriculum vitae; (2) Two or three relevant publications; and, (3) A list of 3 references (including name, affiliation, address, e-mail, and phone number).


Contact:            Professor Sankaran Mahadevan

                              Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


                              Phone: 615-322-3040

Mahadevan, Sankaran
: 615-322-3040
2016-12-16 21:22:06

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