Machine Learning (Theory)

12/22/2005

Yes , I am applying

Tags: General jl@ 6:43 pm

Every year about now hundreds of applicants apply for a research/teaching job with the timing governed by the university recruitment schedule. This time, it’s my turn—the hat’s in the ring, I am a contender, etc… What I have heard is that this year is good in both directions—both an increased supply and an increased demand for machine learning expertise.

I consider this post a bit of an abuse as it is neither about general research nor machine learning. Please forgive me this once.

My hope is that I will learn about new places interested in funding basic research—it’s easy to imagine that I have overlooked possibilities.

I am not dogmatic about where I end up in any particular way. Several earlier posts detail what I think of as a good research environment, so I will avoid a repeat. A few more details seem important:

  1. Application. There is often a tension between basic research and immediate application. This tension is not as strong as might be expected in my case. As evidence, many of my coauthors of the last few years are trying to solve particular learning problems and I strongly care about whether and where a learning theory is useful in practice.
  2. Duration. I would like my next move to be of indefinite duration.

Feel free to email me (jl@hunch.net) if there is a possibility you think I should consider.

One Comments to “Yes , I am applying”
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