Note, this is the first of three positions we will be advertising (see below), in an aim to build an internationally leading research group in this area. An official advert with details on how to apply, will appear on Nov 12th at the URL given below.
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL -- DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
CHAIR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE -- ECONOMICS AND COMPUTATION
The Department of Computer Science was ranked in the top 10 UK Computer Science departments in RAE2008, and building on this success, seeks to significantly expand current research around existing strengths at the intersection of economics/game theory and computer science. To this end, we invite applications for a full Professorship to be attached to the newly established Economics & Computation Research Group.
Led by Professor Paul Goldberg, the Group carries out research in the computational foundations of economics/game theory and economic theory in computer science. In addition to Prof Goldberg, the group currently has three other faculty members: Dr Martin Gairing, Dr Piotr Krysta, and Dr Rahul Savani.
Current areas of research activity in the group include:
* algorithmic game theory;
* mechanism design and auction theory;
* complexity of solution concepts, algorithms for solution concepts;
* optimisation problems in economics;
* computational social choice.
We welcome applications from candidates in these areas, as well as more application-oriented areas, such as recommender systems, and related areas, such as computational finance and computational economics.
Two further faculty positions have been approved for this group, and will be advertised after the professorial appointment. It is expected that the successful candidate will be actively involved with these appointments.
The successful candidate will have an excellent track record of research leadership at the intersection of computer science and economics/game theory, and will join a dynamic, world-class Department.
Informal enquiries may be directed to the head of group:
Professor Paul W. Goldberg
phone: +44 151 795 4259
** Job Ref: A-570583
** CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 8 January 2010 **
Further details and an application pack will be available from the following URL after 12 November:
** AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER