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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges.
About the Department
Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment.
Chicago Booth is proud to claim:
-an unmatched faculty.
-degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents.
-a global body of nearly 54,000 accomplished alumni.
- strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities.
As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment.
For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/.
The Principal Researcher (PR) provides a supportive research environment to a highly qualified recent PhD. The PR collaborates with Haihao (Sean) Lu to enable Professor Lu’s research under his direction. Areas of interests include continuous optimization, online algorithms, machine learning and high-performance computing. Potential topics include but not limited to: (1) scalable first-order methods for large-scale optimization and solver development; (2) online allocation problems and applications in online advertising; (3) optimization methods in large language models. The PR will be a major collaborator on scholarly work, and may be required to present that research at academic conferences.
- Conducts collaborative research with faculty to be presented at academic forums and published in peer-reviewed academic journals.
- Collects data and conducts statistical analysis.
- Conducts literature reviews and performs research.
- Uses subject matter and best practices knowledge to perform lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Works independently to assist with project design.
- Guides data collection, evaluation and analysis. Designs and manages databases. Writes reports, articles and manuscripts.
- Performs other related work as needed.
Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
- ABD status by start date.
- PhD in a field relevant to the research being conducted.
- PhD after one year of employment.
- A minimum of four years of relevant research experience. Experience gained in school counts towards this requirement.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
- Proficiency in C++/python/Julia.
- Outstanding verbal and written skills.
- Organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Work independently with little supervision.
- Self-motivated disposition.
- This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office.
- Resume/CV (required)
- Cover Letter (required)
When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.
Scheduled Weekly Hours
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