[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Postdoc Position in Visualization of Large Scale Geophysical Data Under Uncertainties at KAUST

Thomas Höllt thomas.hollt at kaust.edu.sa
Thu Feb 25 16:40:21 CET 2016

Applications are sought for an open postdoctoral position in visualization
of large-scale random data at King Abdullah University of Science and
Technology (KAUST). KAUST is a graduate research university located at the
Red Sea coast 80 km north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (http://kaust.edu.sa).

The successful candidate will be involved in a collaborative project
between established groups at KAUST with expertise in large-scale
visualization led by Professor Markus Hadwiger, ocean modeling and data
assimilation led by Professor Ibrahim Hoteit, and uncertainty
quantification led by Professor Omar Knio. The aim of this project concerns
the development and demonstration of advanced visualization techniques that
would enable to systematically tackle some of key challenges and open
issues in uncertainty visualization. The project focuses on various
geophysical fluid applications, and specifically aims to develop
capabilities for preprocessing statistical and information theoretic
quantities, and embedding uncertainty quantification capabilities into
interactive visualization tools.

Qualified applicants should possess a Ph.D. in computer science, applied
mathematics, or a related field, with research experience in visualization
or other areas of visual computing. Applicants should be able to work on
challenging research projects involving extensive software development with
a minimal amount of supervision. Applicants should have experience in
writing high-performance, low-level code in C/C++ and developing GPU code
using OpenGL and CUDA or OpenCL. Extensive experience with GPU shader and
kernel development and debugging is a must. Additional experience with
programming languages such as Python and JavaScript, libraries such as Qt,
OpenCV, and D3, as well as development environments such as Visual Studio
is beneficial.

The compensation package includes a competitive tax-free salary
($65K-$75K); free fully furnished housing; full health care; 4 weeks annual
vacation, free international schools, and family annual travel allowance.

To apply, please send curriculum vitae and a letter of interest with the
names and contact information of at least two references to

ibrahim.hoteit at kaust.edu.sa

KAUST believes that a commitment to the principles of fairness and respect
for all helps create a climate that is favorable to the free and open
exchange of ideas, and the University seeks to reach out as widely as
possible in order to attract and retain the best faculty, staff and
students. For these reasons, decisions concerning the admission and
evaluation of students, the granting of scholarships and research funding,
as well as employment of personnel in all University departments and
offices, are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications and
contributions to the University’s educational objectives and its
institutional goals.

For more information on the KAUST vision visit
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