Post-Doctoral Computer Science
- University of Memphis
- Location: Memphis, TN
- Job Number: 7068567
- Posting Date: Aug 5, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Summary
Green Mountain Technology has partnered with the University of Memphis to fund a post-doctoral position in the field of computer science. The aim of this position is to provide the individual with the ability to deepen the applicants scientific and technical abilities, provide opportunities to enhance their research experience, and help Green Mountain Technology understand and advance their system in order to process an ever growing amount of data in a time critical manner. The individual will be involved with the goals and strategies of the company, and how their research and findings can help the company moving forward into a rapidly changing future.
The need to process and create rapid actionable information for our customers will drive much of the research opportunities. We manage shipping information for the worlds largest companies, and they, along with the shipping carriers provide Green Mountain with a vast amount of data daily, which when properly understood can help our customers exceed the expectations of efficient delivery of goods to their customers. Currently this data is limited to information we get from the carriers our customer ship with, along with information that our customers provide us about the actual items being shipped. But we know that this information is just the beginning of the information we would like to collect to provide valuable information to our customers. Weather data, real time flight information, social media, information from the manufacturer of the good sold, can all be used to paint a picture not only of optimal delivery information, but this information could extend beyond what we provide our customers (delivering predictive analytics to carriers and manufacturers to control movement and inventory, for example).
The individual we seek will have a solid background in data analytics and research in large data sets. They should be comfortable with how to deliver massively parallel systems to process data streams. They can work well with the teams at GMT. This position will offer freedom to help explore the boundaries of what is possible, follow their intellectual curiosity and find answers in data and systems that take time and research to find and mature.
We also want the candidate to ensure that their needs are met in understanding how to be a better researcher, publishing of their findings, and ability to work with GMT on patentable materials.
pursuit of an excellent independent research agenda in the area of machine learning for supply chain delivery optimization
Research in developing real time analytics systems for route optimizations across multi carriers
blue-sky, curiosity-driven research when data leads to new opportunities.
High motivation for research and willingness to learn
Self-motivated, focused and goal-oriented
Ability to work independently, perseverance and commitment
Team player, collaborative and value the inputs of others
Minimum Position Qualifications
PhD in Computer Science or similar field
This is a two year non-tenure track position funded through Green Mountain technology.