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Open Positions

Machine Learning Lab Department of CSA, Indian Institute of Science, invites applications for one postdoctoral fellow and several Research Assistants on modeling of healthcare data. This project is supported by a generous grant from Xerox Corporation. Candidates will have opportunities to collaborate with Research Scientists at Xerox Research Centre, Bengaluru, India and participate in real-world scientific projects.

Project Overview

The availability of digitized clinical data from hospitals presents an unprecedented opportunity to gain deeper understanding of diseases, develop new treatments and improve healthcare. Identifying high risk individuals early can enable preventive care and considerably reduce the clinical and economic burden of healthcare. The aim of this project is to develop statistical models and algorithms to identify high-risk patients in hospitals. Healthcare data is heterogeneous and noisy and includes measurements of vital parameters (like blood pressure), laboratory investigations, radiology investigations (typically images with text reports) and clinical notes containing subjective and objective evaluations of patients' condition. Information about medications, past conditions, comorbidities, addictions and socio-economic factors like income, education level etc. also provide vital clues about patients. Design of clinically useful solutions require the development of statistical models that address the challenges presented by such data. Some examples include:

  • Models of temporal multivariate measurements that are not uniformly sampled both within and across patients.
  • Models that capture complex dependencies in heterogeneous data sources.
  • Models that are robust to the uncertainty and noise and provide known guarantees.

Post-Doctoral Position

Eligibility: PhD in Computer Science, Statistics (or related areas) with a strong background in Machine Learning
Duration: 1 year
Stipend: As per DST, Govt of India norms
Start Date: Appointments starts from 1st May for one year and are renewable for another year, subject to funding and performance.
How to apply: Please send your CV and arrange for two reference letters to datascience.mlcsa@gmail.com before 31st March, 2016.
The position will be filled on first come first serve basis.

Research Assistant(RA) Positions

Eligibility: MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering (or related areas) with a strong background in Machine Learning
Duration: 3 to 12 months
Stipend: As per DST, Govt of India norms
How to apply: Please send your CV to datascience.mlcsa@gmail.com before 31st March, 2016.
The position will be filled on first come first serve basis.