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2016-2017 Goldstine Fellowship

2016-2017 IBM Herman Goldstine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Sciences


Herman Goldstine
Herman Goldstine

The Mathematical Sciences department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center invites applications for its 2016-2017 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in the mathematical and computer sciences. The fellowship provides scientists of outstanding ability an opportunity to advance their scholarship as resident department members at the Research Center. The Research Center is located in Westchester County, less than an hour north of New York City.

The department provides an atmosphere in which basic research is combined with work on technical problems arising in industry. Our permanent members, academic visitors, and post-doctoral fellows pursue research in pure and applied mathematics and in theoretical and exploratory computer science. Areas of research include: algorithms (approximation, randomized, and on-line); complex systems; data mining (machine learning, pattern recognition, computational statistics); dynamical systems; high-performance computing (scientific computing, parallel computing, big-data); inverse problems; numerical analysis; optimization (discrete, continuous, global and stochastic); operations research; probability theory (stochastic models, risk management, queues & queuing networks, simulation); and statistics (time-series, multivariate analysis, spatiotemporal analysis, design of experiments & reliability).

Close interaction with permanent department members is expected and encouraged, but fellows are free to pursue their own research interests.

Up to two fellowships will be awarded. Candidates must have received a Ph.D. degree after September 2011 or should expect to receive one before the fellowship commences in the second half of 2016 (usually in September). The fellowship has a period of one year, and may be extended another year by mutual agreement. The stipend is expected to be between $105,000 and $130,000, depending on the length of experience. An additional allowance for moving expenses will be provided.

Click here to apply. Applications will be accepted only if submitted on this website by Jan 12th, 2016. Final decisions will be conveyed by the end of March 2016.

Application process

Upon submitting the form, applicants will receive a confirmation message via email along with instructions on supporting materials that the candidate will need to furnish. These include the following:

A cover letter is not required. We strongly prefer all documents in PDF format, but Word or PostScript documents will be accepted if you absolutely cannot generate them in PDF.

Questions can be addressed to with "2016 Goldstine Query" in the subject line.

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List of current and former Fellows

A partial list of awardees of the Fellowship before it was named "Goldstine":

Research labs involved