One of my major goals as an academic is to fill up a dinner table at PODC with my former students. This year, Max and Amitabh help me move closer to this goal by winning the academic lottery – both have gotten tenure-track positions at great research-focused CS departments.
Maxwell Young has accepted a position in the CS dept. at Drexel University – an up-and-coming CS dept in Philadelphia. Max has done great work on designing robust algorithms for sensor networks, most recently developing the new analytic technique of resource competitive analysis.
Amitabh Trehan has accepted a position in the CS dept at Queens University in Belfast, UK. Amitabh tells me that Belfast was the launching point for the Titanic, so I have big expectations for the arc of his career there. (I kid Amitabh 🙂 Amitabh designed algorithms for self-healing networks as a PhD student at UNM. Recently, as a post-doc at Technion, he has done great work in leader-election and game theory.
Congratulations to both Max and Amitabh! I’m proud to have worked with both of you, and look forward to many successful collaborations to come.
The following job opening at UNM is a unique opportunity for someone with an interest in Cybersecurity. Computer Science is certainly an area of interest in this search. Our new dean of engineering is the former department chair of Computer Science at Washington University, so he “gets” CS. Deadline is Feb. 6th!
Faculty Positions in Engineering and Computer Science
The School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico invites applications for multiple full-time probationary tenure-track faculty appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2012. Appointment at the associate professor level will be considered for individuals with appropriate qualifications. The appointments will reside in the appropriate SOE Department, one of: Civil Engineering, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
We seek applicants from across the engineering and computer science spectrum with expertise in CyberSecurity, Sensing Technologies and Advanced Materials. The successful applicant should have exceptional research credentials and the ability to contribute to the School’s interdisciplinary approach to a wide variety of national challenges relating to the safety and security of physical, social, and digital infrastructures.
Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in engineering, computer science or a related field by the start date of the appointment. A demonstrated record of research and scholarly achievements; interest and ability to engage in interdisciplinary research and education; a strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and an expressed interest in mentoring students with diverse backgrounds, are preferred. We seek individuals with clear potential for developing an internationally acclaimed research program and passion for interdisciplinary collaborations.
The School of Engineering (SOE) has over 100 faculty and plans a significant expansion during the next five years across all its academic departments: Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Among the internationally recognized centers associated with the school are the Center for High Technology Materials, the Center for Microengineered Materials, the Center for Advanced Research Computing, the Mind Research Network, the Center for Biomedical Engineering, and the Center for Emerging Energy Technologies. The SOE academic budget is nearly $13M and annual research and contract funding is $31M. The School has close relations with industry and with three federal laboratories in New Mexico – Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Air Force Research Laboratory Phillips Research Site. The SOE, with enrollments of about 1,100 undergraduates and 600 graduate students, is committed to diversity with several externally funded programs encouraging women and minority students in science and engineering. The SOE is ranked nationally for both its undergraduate and graduate programs, and all undergraduate programs are either ABET or ASCE accredited. For more information about the School of Engineering see http://www.soe.unm.edu
The University of New Mexico (UNM) is the premier research university in the state of New Mexico. UNM is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution and a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, with nearly 35,000 students on the main and branch campuses. The University is located in Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico. The Albuquerque metropolitan area is ethnically diverse with over 900,000 residents, and has been listed among the smartest U.S. cities and best places to relocate in America. The city has a rich culture and a location offering unparalleled opportunities for outdoor adventure. The University is located within one hour of Santa Fe and within minutes of the Sandia and Manzano mountain ranges, which offer great opportunities for hiking, biking, rock climbing and skiing.
For best consideration, complete applications must be received by February 6, 2012. The positions will remain open until filled. A complete application consists of 1) a letter of interest; 2) a comprehensive CV; 3) a research statement; 4) a teaching statement; and 5) the names and contact information (address, phone number and email address) of four professional references.
Applications must be submitted online through UNMJobs.unm.edu, by referencing posting #0813676. Academic couples are encouraged to apply.
Inquiries should be sent to: SOE-Faculty-Search@cs.unm.edu
The University of New Mexico has a progressive spousal hiring policy and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. We especially encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.
We’re hiring for one tenure track Assistant Professor position at the University of New Mexico. From the ad: “We seek applicants across computer science, including but not limited to large scale data systems, networks, software design and engineering, graphics and visualization, and AI and adaptive systems.” More details are available here.