Principles of Intelligent Behavior in Biological and Social Systems (PIBBSS) Fellowship

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Summer fellowship for researchers, primarily for PhD students and postdocs with experience studying complex and intelligent behavior in biological and social systems. Fellows will work on selected projects at the intersection between the fellow’s field of expertise and AI alignment and/or governance in close collaboration with a mentor.

Date: June – August, 2023

Place: Europe (most likely one in near Oxford and one in near Prague)

Stipend: 3,000 USD/month

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2023

Application materials:

  • CV/résumé
  • Personal statement : A 600-800 word statement discussing a) your research background and interests, and b) why you are motivated to participate in the fellowship.
  • Past work (optional) : We are interested in examples representative of your research interests, expertise, and/or scientific writing style.

More information.

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC)

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Annual Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) 2023:

  • Deadline to submit applications: March 1, 2023 (midnight, Anywhere on Earth)
  • Expected notification of acceptance: May 16, 2023
  • Program start and end date: July 30-August 11, 2023
  • Place: Chicago, IL
  • More information

Submit your application for an opportunity to learn the tools and techniques needed to carry out computational science on the world’s most powerful supercomputers. ATPESC participants will have access to DOE’s leadership-class systems at the ALCF, OLCF, and NERSC.

Program curriculum:

Renowned scientists and leading HPC experts will serve as lecturers and guide the hands-on training sessions. The core curriculum will cover:
Computer architectures
Numerical algorithms and mathematical software
Software productivity and sustainability
Data analysis, visualization, I/O, and methodologies for big data applications
Performance measurement and debugging tools
Machine learning and data science

Eligibility and application:

Doctoral students, postdocs, and computational scientists interested in attending ATPESC can review eligibility and application details on the website.

There are no fees to participate in ATPESC. Domestic airfare, meals, and lodging are also provided.

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s X Computational Physics Workshop and Internship Programs 2023

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Applications for LANL’s X-Computational Physics (XCP) division’s summer 2023 workshop / internship programs are open now. Participants will receive a fellowship stipend, the amount to be determined based on your current academic rank. There are two programs, the computational physics workshop and the parallel computing workshop. Both programs are 10 weeks in duration and require US citizenship. Admissions are rolling, with a closing date of 1/16/2023 for the Computational physics workshop and 1/20/2023 for the parallel computing workshop.

The workshops are geared toward undergraduates and early graduate students, and either would be a great introduction to LANL, and aspects of XCP’s mission (there is significant lecture time built into the schedule of both). Please note that these are effectively XCP Divisions summer internship program if students don’t already have a direct hire mechanism worked out.

Computational Physics Summer Workshop 2023

Date: June 12 – August 18, 2023

Application deadline: January 16, 2023

More information.

 

Parallel Computing Summer Research Internship 2023

Date: June 12 – August 18, 2023

Application deadline: January 20, 2023

More information.

4th Rising Stars in Computational and Data Sciences workshop

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The Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at UT Austin, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are partnering to host the 4th Rising Stars in Computational and Data Sciences, an intensive workshop for women graduate students and postdocs who are interested in pursuing academic and research careers.

Date: April 12-13, 2023

Place: Austin, TX University of Texas Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

The Oden Institute is seeking nominations for outstanding candidates in their final year of PhD or within three years of having graduated. We will select approximately 30 women to come for two days of research presentations, poster sessions, and interactive discussions about academic and research careers, with financial support for travel provided.

The nomination consists of sending (1) a letter of nomination and (2) a copy of the nominee’s 2-page resume to Karissa Vail at karissa.vail@austin.utexas.edu. More information can be found at https://risingstars.oden.utexas.edu/

Please consider nominating one of your outstanding current/recent PhD students or postdocs.

Nominations are due:  January 23, 2023.

Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

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The Institute of Mechanical Engineering at EPFL invites applications for two faculty positions at the level of tenure track Assistant Professors in the fields of Sustainable Manufacturing and Biomechanics.

For the position in Sustainable Manufacturing, we seek applicants who will broadly address the engineering challenges related to developing intelligent manufacturing systems, while attending to the multiple facets of sustainability. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: (i) intelligent advanced manufacturing systems; (ii) data-driven manufacturing; and (iii) additive manufacturing. Given that high value-added manufacturing is an essential pillar of the Swiss economy, applicants are expected to demonstrate a potential for direct interactions

with industrial partners.

For the position in Biomechanics, we seek applicants with a mechanics background who will address research challenges related to the development of theoretical and computational models to investigate, and potentially control or design, biological materials and systems. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: (i) cell and tissue mechanics; (ii) architected biomaterials; (iii) prosthetic and assistive mechanical devices; and (iv) pre-operative modeling for surgical interventions.

As a faculty member of the School of Engineering, the successful candidate is expected to initiate an independent and creative research program, and commit to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching. EPFL offers internationally competitive salaries, generous research support, significant start-up resources, and outstanding research infrastructure.

How to apply

Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications and patents, research plan and teaching interests. Applicants should provide the names and addresses of at least 3 referees who are ready to supply a reference letter upon request.

Applications must be uploaded in PDF format to the recruitment web site.

Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on December 1st, 2022.

Enquires may be addressed to:
Prof. Herbert Shea
Search Committee Chair
e-mail: igm-search@epfl.ch

For additional information on EPFL, please consult the websites: www.epfl.ch, sti.epfl.ch,
www.igm.epfl.ch.

EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It strongly encourages women to apply.

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Tutorial Workshop – Isaac Newton Institute

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Workshop theme

This week-long workshop will provide an introduction to the core theoretical and applied engineering topics of the DDE programe. Three sessions will be devoted to foundational techniques and methodologies including (i) reinforcement learning and control, (ii) uncertainty quantification and data assimilation, and (iii) model reduction. Another three sessions will be devoted to introductions to current and future challenges for data-driven engineering arising from (i) aeronautics, (ii) chemical and (iii) structural engineering. The tutorials will lay the foundation for the follow-up activities of the DDE programe and the deep-dive study periods in particular. The tutorial workshop is suited in particular for PhD students, postdocs and earlier career scientists from mathematics, statistics, computer science, and computational engineering.

Speakers

  • Sean Meyn (Algorithm design for reinforcement learning and optimization)
  • Sebastian Reich (Uncertainty quantification and data assimilation)
  • Karthik Duraisamy (Model order reduction for complex systems)
  • Luca Magri (Physics aware machine learning in engineering),
  • Antonio del Rio Chanona (Process control and supply chain optimization)
  • Elizabeth Cross (Data-driven structural assessment)

Date

January 16 – 20, 2023

Location

Cambridge, UK or Online (more information in the application section)

More information

Application Deadline: 30 Sep 2022

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

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Prof. Jesse Capecelatro in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is currently seeking a GSRA for a DOE-sponsored project related to methane ares.

Job Description

The project will involve performing CFD simulations of methane ames in the presence of turbulent cross-winds and using machine learning to guide improved burner designs. The student must be admitted in College of Engineering or Applied Math and have experience using OpenFOAM (or related CFD) and course work in turbulence and combustion.

 

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position or want to learn more, please email your curriculum vitae to Jesse Capecelatro at jcaps@umich.edu with subject line REM-EDY.

POSTDOC POSITION IN MECHANICAL / NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

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Dr. Harish Ganesh (Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering), Prof. Jesse Capecelatro (Department of Mechanical Engineering), and Prof. Steven Ceccio (Department of Mechanical Engineering) are currently seeking a post-doctoral scholar for a one-year position.

Job Description:

This position involves developing numerical methods to leverage time-resolved 3-D experimental measurements using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV). Specifically, the project aims at developing a particle based numerical framework to augment experimentally obtained PTV data in the near- and far-wake behind a bluff body. The candidate should have a PhD in Engineering or a related field (e.g., Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science) with experience in Scientific Computing (proficiency in MPI and Python) and an interest in high Reynold’s number turbulent flows.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please email your curriculum vitae and at least two references to Jesse Capecelatro at jcaps@umich.edu.

NVIDIA Academic Hardware Grant Program

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The NVIDIA Academic Hardware Grant Program endeavors to advance education and research by:

  1. Enabling groundbreaking, innovative, and unique academic research projects with world-class computing resources.
  2. Providing educators with a hands-on platform to teach AI, deep learning, and data science to students in any discipline.

Eligibility

Must be a member of the NVIDIA Developer Program to qualify

  • For Researchers:
    • Applicant must be a faculty or PhD student researcher at a university or research institute
    • Application must demonstrate clear understanding of how to use NVIDIA technology to accelerate research and significantly impact the success of the project
  • For Teachers and Instructors:
    • Applicant must be a teacher or administrator at a college, university, primary/secondary school, or non-profit STEM organization
    • Course must make use of NVIDIA SDKs and give students a hands-on opportunity to hone skills

This is a competitive program. Not all projects that meet the eligibility requirements will be awarded.

Application Window – Key Dates:

  • Opens: June 20, 2022 9:00 AM PT
  • Closes: July 1, 2022 6:00 PM PT
  • Award Decisions Sent By: August 26th, 2022

You can find the application form and more information about the grant on NVIDIA`s website.

Postdoc Position at Johns Hopkins University

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Profs. Michael Shields and Lori Graham-Brady are seeking a postdoctoral scholar for a joint collaborative program on uncertainty quantification of mechanical property predictions based on data-driven and/or machine learning models. In the short term, the focus of this project will be on developing UQ tools for Deep Neural Network models that connect image data to material properties. In the longer term this is expected to expand to a spectrum of ML and other data-driven models. Finally, we hope to explore UQ for interconnected models, e.g., in a hierarchical multi-scale construct.

Successful candidates for the position will have a demonstrated track record of scholarly research, and experience in uncertainty quantification, machine learning, and/or computational mechanics. Due to the broad range of expertise requested, we are open to candidates who have more significant expertise in one of these areas and who are interested in developing further knowledge in the other domains. Initial appointment is for one year with the expectation of renewal for a second year pending satisfactory performance. We are committed to recruiting a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff, and to cultivating an inclusive environment that supports, fosters and celebrates all the ways in which the broad differences among us make us better.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their CV and a brief cover letter to Profs. Graham-Brady and Shields. Please email materials to both lori@jhu.edu and michael.shields@jhu.edu.