Post-Doctoral Research Position

2009-2010 Academic Year

I am looking to hire a post-doc for the 2009-2010 academic year. I want to investigate algorithmic issues for optimization problems related to power management.  Here are a cluster of recent papers of mine related to power management.

But I am looking to broaden the range of power management problems that I work on. If you are at all interested, I encourage you to attend the NSF Workshop on the Science of Power Management that I am organizing in DC on April 9-10. The workshop participants will consist of leaders in the practice and science of power management, and the purpose of the workshop is to provoke discussion among experts, identify key research directions, and report key findings to NSF. I have funds to support travel to the workshop. Here are some talk slides and a  survey, by one of the workshop speakers Larry Smarr, related to power issues in information technology. The research will involve searching for algorithmically interesting problems in this area, and solving these problems.  It is certainly not necessary for you have any research experience related to power management. What is necessary is that you the type of person that likes to expand their interests into new, exciting, areas of research.

I will accept applications until the position is filled. Although I am inclined to wait until the academic market has wound down in the spring before finalizing an arrangement. To apply please send a copy of your vita, copies of a couple of your papers, and the names and email addresses of three references. If you have a particular direction of research you would like to pursue, please also let me know about that.

The salary is approximately +50% over the standard graduate student salary in the US.  The cost of living in Pittsburgh is relatively cheap.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Kirk Pruhs  (
February 18, 2009