The Scuola Normale Superiore is issuing a call for applications for a Full Professorship in Computer Science, with an emphasis on the fundamental aspects of Machine Learning including mathematical foundations, computational aspects, and applications. The appointment will be made within the framework of the ``Department of Excellence” initiative in the Faculty of Science, which puts a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration among the existing groups in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.
The ideal candidate is expected to have an outstanding research and teaching record, with a high profile at the international level, and to be able to fruitfully interact with the existing research groups at the Scuola Normale.
The Scuola Normale Superiore has a long tradition of excellence in the exact sciences. Its students are selected through an extremely rigorous, strictly merit-based admission process and are among the best anywhere in the world. Complementing its traditional strength in pure mathematics, the Scuola Normale Superiore has recently opened up new research directions in fields like Quantitative Finance, Probability Theory, and Numerical Analysis. There is also significant activity in the development of computational methods for the Physical and Life Sciences. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to interact closely with researchers at the nearby University of Pisa (which has a strong tradition in Computer Science and was the first university in Italy to pioneer Computer Science as an academic discipline) and at the Scuola di Studi Superiori Sant’Anna, as well as with various research groups working in the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche.
The application deadline is June 19, 2020. For additional information and instructions on how to apply, see the following link, both in Italian and English: