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[CCICADA-announce] CCICADA Post-doctoral Research position

ishacole ishacole at
Mon Nov 5 14:01:54 EST 2012

Please see the following opening for the CCICADA Post-doctoral Research 
position. The flyer is attached to this email as well.


*Isha Deen-Cole

DIMACS Visitor Coordinator

Ishacole at


The *Command Control and Interoperability Center for  Advanced Data 
Analysis *(CCICADA) at Rutgers University seeks qualified applicants for 
a post-doctoral research position that will emphasize evaluation of 
devices to thwart nuclear terrorism. CCICADA is a U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security National University Center of Excellence in research 
and education based at the DIMACS Center at Rutgers. CCICADA does 
independent research in advanced data analysis, optimization, machine 
learning and risk management related to terrorism and to natural hazards.

Examples of CCICADA projects include risk assessment of regional 
flooding; optimal allocation of Coast Guard boat resources; studies of 
alerts and warnings using social media; security planning and assessment 
for sports venues and other security measures.  CCICADA has completed 
more than 250 research studies since its founding, 
(  and we encourage our postdocs to be 
involved in a variety of our projects.
The appointment entails work with internationally recognized faculty in 
data science and with post-docs and graduate students at the Rutgers New 
Brunswick/Piscataway campus and will allow the
successful applicant to take advantage of being in residence at DIMACS 
with its many workshops and visitors and seminars. The successful 
applicant will: develop and apply models assessing the effectiveness of 
testing protocols for devices that detect nuclear terrorist threats, 
participate in extramurally funded projects; develop research in the 
experimental assessment of algorithms for detection;
write proposals; publish research; and travel as required. Starting date 
is expected to be some time in  January 2013.

Eligibility: Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in computer science, 
statistics, industrial engineering, operations research, or a closely 
related field, and background in nuclear physics or nuclear engineering 
will be helpful but not required. (If all required work has been 
completed and the thesis approved, the Ph.D. may be awaiting award by 
June 2013). Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic 
achievement and promise, regardless of nationality. The position is for 
one year, with renewal contingent on funding and performance. Rutgers 
values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. 
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

Please submit the following:

*1. A cover letter stating your qualifications for the position
2. CV
3. Sample of published or unpublished work
4. Three letters of recommendation  *

Applications should be submitted electronically to:

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