Postdoc Positions for Smart Cyber Physical Systems at Vanderbilt University

Postdoc positions are available in decision theory and big data for smart cities in the ScopeLab at Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University. Applicants must have a background in decision theory, AI, distributed systems, or related areas. They must also be interested in practical applications of research for cities. 

The postdoctoral scholar will work with the team of students and collaborators working on the power keeper, smart transit, and statistical response projects. All these projects have decision theory, model estimation, and big data management challenges. Information about these projects can be obtained from our group website:

The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension dependent on performance. To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and list of three references by email to Prof. Abhishek Dubey <abhishek.dubey(at)>. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About ScopeLab

ScopeLab is a research group directed by Prof. Abhishek Dubey at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University working on the design and operation of Cyber-physical Systems (CPS) with Artificial Intelligence (AI) based components (AI-CPS). The lab focuses on principled design, operation, and optimization methods that not only consider the system operations but also consider resilience, performance, and assurance.

About the Institute for Software Integrated Systems

Institute for Software Integrated Systems is a premier research institute in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering with 14 faculty, 6 research scientists, 30 staff engineers, and 35 graduate students with sponsored funding that currently exceeds $18 million a year. ISIS is closely affiliated with the EECS Department, which currently has 49 full-time faculty, 523 undergraduate students, and 200 graduate students

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is a private, internationally renowned research university located in vibrant Nashville, Tennessee. Its 10 distinct schools share a single cohesive campus that nurtures interdisciplinary activities. The School of Engineering currently comprises 90 tenured and tenure-track faculty operate with an annual budget of over $100 million including $70 million of externally funded research and teaches 1,450 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The School of Engineering over the past decade has been on a strong upward trajectory in its national and international stature and prominence and is in a period of growth in terms of faculty and facilities. In the 2015 rankings of graduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report, the School ranked 3rd among programs with fewer than 100 faculty.

About Nashville

With a metro population of approximately 1.8 million people, Nashville has been named one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family by Fortune magazine, was designated the South’s Red Hot Town by TIME magazine, was ranked as the number one most popular U.S. city for corporate relocations by Expansion Management magazine, was ranked the number one U.S. city for economic growth potential by Business Facilities Magazine, was identified by Forbes magazine as one of the cities most likely to have the country’s highest job growth over the coming five years, and has been designated as one of the 100 Resilient Cities by the Rockefeller Foundation. Nashville also offers vibrant and eclectic music and food culture, and the middle Tennessee region features a wide array of recreational attractions in both urban and outdoor settings.

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