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     Research Interests
          Algorithmic and Computational Problems in Artificial Intelligence and Network Science

I am always looking for highly motivated students interested in these topics to join my group as a graduate student or a post-doc fellow. Undergraduate students interested in a directed study course, an honors thesis program, or a summer research assistant position, are also encouraged to contact me to discuss the possibility.

A Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available immediately with Dr Yong Gao's group( at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada. The successful candidate will join a curiosity-driven research project on the computational and algorithmic aspects of various problems arising in Artificial Intelligence and Network Science. We are mainly interested in graph-theoretic characterizations, probabilistic models, and algorithmic solutions for the identified problems, but applications of our approaches to problems in others areas such as brain science, computational biology, social media, and marketing research are also desirable. The initial appointment is for eight months and, depending on the progress of the project and availability of funds, can be extended for up to 18 months.

Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. in computer science (or relevant areas of mathematics) with a strong background and experience in one or more of the following areas: (1) algorithm design; (2) graph theory; or (3) network science/data mining/machine learning. Experience with software development and algorithm implementation is also an asset.

For further information and to apply for this position please visit — (Job Opening ID# 23862)
     Research Funding
         NSERC Discovery Grant - Individual (2015 - 2019)
        Project Title: Computtational Problems in Artificial Intelligence and Nework Science
         NSERC Discovery Grant - Individual (2010 - 2014)
         NSERC Discovery Grant - Individual (2006 - 2009)
         Startup Grant UBC Okanagan (2005 - 2008)
     Awards and Professional Activities
         Outstanding PhD Thesis Award
        Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta, 2006
         NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2005
         Distinguished Paper Award
        The 10th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP-2004), 2004