Freie Universität Berlin - Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik - Institut für Mathematik
The DFG-funded project "Analysis of maximum a posteriori estimators: Common convergence theories for Bayesian and variational inverse problems" aims to advance the state of the art in rigorous mathematical understanding of MAP estimators in infinite-dimensional statistical inverse problems. As part of this project, a postdoctoral researcher is sought for a position to last two years.
Research assistant (postdoc) (m/f/d)
The postdoctoral researcher will conduct mathematical research into the definition and analysis of MAP estimators in infinite-dimensional spaces, in the spirit of the "small balls" approach pioneered by Dashti, Law, Stuart, and Voss. The aim is to develop a mathematical structure that links the convergence theory for MAP estimators to the fully Bayesian approach.
Doctorate in mathematics or statistics
Readiness for mathematical research at the interface of measure theory and variational calculus. It is desirable that the candidate's PhD topic be closely related to Bayesian non-parametric statistics, inverse problems, or the calculus of variations. Programming skills are not essential but advantageous, and will open up additional research directions within the project.
How to apply:
Applications for this position are to Electronic applications are to be in the form of one PDF file.
All Application (including a cover letter, a full scientific CV, a research statement, and the contact details of two professional referees) quoting the reference code should be directed preferably electronically in one PDF-file to Prof. Dr. Tim Sullivan: firstname.lastname@example.org or postal to
Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
Institut für Mathematik
Herrn Prof. Dr. Tim Sullivan
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)
Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.