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Faculty Position in High Performance Computing

The Department of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of high performance computing (HPC), including but not limited to:

  • Extreme-scale parallel algorithms and architectures (many-core, GPUs and hybrid systems),
  • Extreme-scale parallel data analytics,
  • Parallel file and operating systems,
  • Parallelizing compilers,
  • Scientific computing, and
  • Security for high performance computing.

Applicants for this position must demonstrate an outstanding record of research accomplishments and a strong commitment to teaching. An ideal applicant will have a primary focus building extreme-scale parallel software systems. The successful candidate will have duties that include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the department, developing and maintaining robust programs of research and scholarship, and service to the department, the School of Science and to Rensselaer. We seek highly collaborative applicants with strong technical vision and a focus on emerging 21st century technologies and challenges. At minimum, candidates must have a Ph.D. or foreign degree equivalent in computer science or closely related field, along with the ability to demonstrate, through their records of accomplishments, promise of future distinction in scholarship and education.

As part of the School of Science at Rensselaer, which is undergoing a broad expansion (http://science.rpi.edu), the Department of Computer Science has 23 tenure and tenure-track faculty and excellent undergraduate, Masters and PhD programs involving over 1,000 total students. The department maintains a strong interdisciplinary research program with funding from ARL, AFRL, DHS, DOE, DTRA, NIH and the NSF yielding an annual research expenditure in excess of $9 million dollars (USD). These programs are bolstered by several research centers, including: the Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab (CISL), the Data Science Research Center (DSRC), the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA), the Network Science and Engineering Center (NEST), Scienti c Computing Research Center (SCOREC), the Tetherless World Constellation (TWC), and the Center for a Digital Society (CDS).

As part of their start-up package, new faculty in high performance computing will be given priority access to the "AMOS" supercomputer, x86 cluster and storage resources at the Center for Computational Innovations (CCI). AMOS is a IBM Blue Gene/Q with 81,920 processors, 80 TB of RAM and generates over 1 PF/s peak performance. This system is the most powerful supercomputer among private U.S. universities. The center routinely executes jobs that scale to the full size of AMOS which has enabled several simulations to be run at full-scale on the largest DOE Blue Gene/Q supercomputers (e.g., Mira and Sequoia). Additionally, the CCI has two Intel/x86 clusters. AMOS and the x86 clusters all share a common 2 petabyte parallel lesystem which runs over an In niBand FDR (56 Gbit/sec) network. Over the past 3 years, the CCI has supported over of $60 million dollars (USD) in external funded research projects including 6 NSF CAREER award winners. These projects have produced over 260 journal, conference and workshop publications.

Qualified applicants must submit statements of research and teaching interests and a curriculum vitae including a list of publications to https://application.cs.rpi.edu. Applicants must also arrange for the submission of three letters of reference. Questions about these positions may be directed to Prof. Chuck Stewart (stewart@cs.rpi.edu), Department Head, or to Prof. Bülent Yener (yener@cs.rpi.edu) Chair of the Faculty Search Committee. Questions about the process may be sent to assistanttohead@cs.rpi.edu. Review of candidates is ongoing and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by December 1, 2015 are assured full consideration.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer's work and campus communities.

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