Postdoctoral positions available at the National University of Singapore

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the National University of Singapore is offering positions for postdoctoral fellows who will work in information theory, machine learning and their intersection.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is offering positions for postdoctoral fellows who will work closely with Dr. Vincent Tan at the intersection of information theory, statistical signal processing, and machine learning. Some sample topics include: 
  • Fundamental performance limits (and algorithms) for dictionary learning (e.g., matrix factorization), ranking, and deep learning architectures;  
  • Learning in the presence of privacy constraints;
  • Learning in the large alphabet regime;
  • Learning of graphical models and other statistical models.
Working in traditional topics in Shannon's information theory of interest to the PI will also be highly encouraged. Some sample topics include:
  • Multi-user information theory;
  • Strong converse and second-order asymptotics;
  • Error exponent analysis and the method of types;
  • Information-theoretic security;
  • Quantum information.
Each position is expected to last from one to three years. The earliest start date is in March 2018. The candidate is expected to have a PhD in electrical engineering, computer science or applied mathematics and a strong publication record in information theory, signal processing, or machine learning. The candidate will work closely with Dr. Vincent Tan and will use the postdoctoral stint to develop a strong research profile that will enable him/her to find a good faculty position after the postdoctoral stint. 
For more information about Vincent Tan's research interests, please visit his homepage at;
Salary will be extremely competitive and will be commensurate with the candidate abilities, potential, and track record. 
Applicants should submit a detailed CV to Vincent Tan at vtan@nus.edu.sg. If shortlisted, applicants should also arrange for at least two to three letters of reference to be sent to the same address.