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DM: Job: Postdoc in Trinity College, Dublin.
From: Donal Lyons
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999 06:58:01 -0400 (EDT)
LECTURER/RESEARCHER SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND DATA STUDIES The following has appeared at http://www.jobs.ac.uk/jobfiles/IA159.html. See also http://www.tcd.ie/Statistics/vacancies/LectResAug99.html (In addition the Department hopes to announce shortly a two year post doc position in the area of computing for HSSS) DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS University of Dublin, Trinity College Applications are invited for the above post in the Department of Statistics at Trinity College, Dublin. The appointment will be tenable for a period of one year, commencing on 1st October, 1999. The principal responsibilities of the successful candidate will include both teaching duties and research at a post-doctoral level in one of the following areas: Data Mining: Current projects include: (i) working with Dublin bus to exploit the data routinely logged by the use of automatic ticket inspection and (ii) working on the Central Applications Office data base, which contains details on second-level students applying for places in Irish third level education. Expertise in working with very large data sets and with modern clustering techniques is desirable. Spatial Aggregation and Correlation Analysis: The Modifiable Areal Unit Problem is one name given to the apparent paradox observed when conducting analysis on multivariate data associated with individuals and/or small areas. The data may be aggregated spatially in a number of ways and this can seriously impact the empirical cross-correlation structure. It is proposed to use a model, built on spatially smooth latent variables, to explain the cross correlation at any structure. A number of technologies, including MCMC, are being considered for the estimating the underlying latent variables and their spatial correlation structure. Expertise in working with spatial data is important. Deletion Diagnostics and EM: Recent research in linear models with correlated data has successfully exploited the fact that case (or subset) deletion is often exactly equivalent to replacing the deleted data with the conditional expected value of the associated random variables, give the remaining data. This is clearly very similar to the EM algorithm's method of handling missing data. Expertise in the associated theoretical statistics is desirable. Appointment will be made within the salary range £16,486-£23,264 per annum at a point to accord with qualifications and experience to date. Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from: Establishment Officer Staff Office Trinity College DUBLIN 2 Tel: 608-1678 FAX 677-2169 e.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org On-line application forms may be found at Website: http://www.tcd.ie/Staff_Office The closing date for receipt of completed applications will be 1st September 1999. TRINITY COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER If you apply for this position, please mention jobs.ac.uk URL of this document: http://jobs.ac.uk/jobfiles/IA159.html