Postdoctoral Fellow

On behalf of Dr. Qiang Sun from Toronto, there is a postdoc position available at University of Toronto. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr Qiang Sun at

The details of the opening is as follows.

Company Name: University of Toronto, Department of Statistical Sciences

Company Information: Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto is looking for a postdoctoral with strong skills in mathematical statistics, optimization theory or statistical applications to tackle statistical machine learning problems and foundations of big data science.


Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Duties and Responsibilities: Successful candidates are expected to work with Professor Qiang Sun on research topics including but not limited to high dimensional statistics, statistical machine learning, manifold learning, robust learning, nonasymptotic inference, next-generation optimization algorithms including statistical stochastic optimization and distributed/decentralized optimization, with various applications to data science. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work with other faculty members in statistical sciences and other departments at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate will be expected to publish and present research results in appropriate professional publications and venues. Strong oral and written communication skills are a must, as well as an enthusiasm for exciting research. This is a one year appointment with a possibility of renewal up to two years based on satisfactory performance.

Position Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Statistics, (Applied) Mathematics, Computer Science, or other relevant discipline is required.

Benefits: Competitive salary and competitive benefits package. See for details on benefits package.

Application Information: Interested applicants should send their CV, research statement, 2 representative manuscripts and arrange at least 2 references sent to:

Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled.