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Google Research Awards to Nucleus Researchers



Gonzalo Navarro with his MSc student Patricio Huepe, and Jose Correa with his MSc Student Raimundo Saona received prestigious Google Research Awards 2017 for Latin America. From the 281 proposals, 27 were awarded, 3 of those in Chile.

The research proposals are in compressed random access memories and sequential posted price algorithms. More information can be found at the google Latin America blog.

Postdoctoral Positions

Up to three joint postdoctoral fellowships will be available at the Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken (MPII) and Universidad de Chile in Santiago (UChile) starting in March 2018, or by mutual agreement at any date thereafter. The position is funded by the MPII-UChile collaborative grant “Fast algorithms for Massive Data Set”, therefore we are looking for applicants with interests in the design and analysis of algorithms.

The position is for 12 months renewable by mutual agreement. The selected candidate will spend 6 months at the Universidad de Chile working with Jose Correa, Jose Soto, Jose Verschae and/or Andreas Wiese and 6 months at the MPI for Informatics working with researchers from the Algorithms and Complexity Department, e.g., Kurt Mehlhorn and Antonios Antoniadis. Travel support is available.

Applicants must hold a recent PhD or be close to finishing their thesis. Applications including curriculum vitae, list of publications, research plan (1 page), and names of references with their e-mail addresses, should be sent electronically to Andreas Wiese To ensure full consideration the application should be sent before the deadline of June 30th, 2017. Late applications might be considered on a case by case basis.

The Max-Planck-Institute for Informatics is located on the campus of the Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken, Germany. Currently, around 30 researchers of several nationalities work in the Algorithms and Complexity Department. The working language is English. The group collaborates with several of the major research institutions in Europe and the U.S. and has high international visibility.

Universidad de Chile is the main research institution in Chile. Its school of Physical and Mathematical Sciences gathers 200+ full time professors together with a large number of postdocs and other researchers. The school provides one of the very best research environments in Latin America for exact sciences and technology.

Investigación ICR en el blog del Premio Nobel de Economía

La columna “Resultados y desafíos del nuevo sistema de admisión escolar” escrita por José Correa, Académico de Ingeniería Industrial , Angélica Bosch, Coordinadora Nacional SAE; Rafael Epstein, Prorrector Universidad de Chile; y Juan Escobar, Académico Ingeniería Industrial y Director Instituto para la Investigación de Imperfecciones de Mercado y Políticas Públicas (MIPP), aparece desde el miércoles 24 de mayo en el blog del Premio Nobel de Economía, Alvin Roth. ¡Felicitaciones a los autores!

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