Joint Postdoctoral Research Position in data mining, machine learning is available within the Next Generation Data Mining & Social Computing Lab led by Prof. Philip Yu at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Data Mining & Bioinformatics Group at Xavier University of Louisiana. The candidate will also be co-supervised by Dr. Wei Fan at IBM T.J. Watson Research. Research interests include, but are not limited to, data stream mining, transfer learning, social media analysis and biomedical informatics.

Located in the Crescent City of New Orleans, a dynamic Mid-South city rich in culture, history, diversity, music and cuisine, Xavier University of Louisiana is a selective, private, liberal arts historically black catholic university. Xavier University of Louisiana is an Equal employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

Research Position

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on an exciting methodological research projects sponsored by US Department of Defense (DOD). Although, the major performance site for this project is Xavier University of Louisiana; the inter-institutional and cross-industrial research environment will provide vast opportunities to collaborate with top-notch data mining practitioners while solving real-world, large-scale, and challenging data mining problems.

Candidate Requirements

The position is available immediately and spans to 2015. Salary commensurate with experience. The preferred applicant should have or will receive a PhD degree in Computer Science with a concentration in data mining or machine learning. Candidate with a master degree in Computational Sciences will also be considered. Research experiences in statistical data mining are highly desirable.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates please email curriculum vita and a list of three references to Dr. Kun Zhang at or

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

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