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Research Associate on "Algorithms, Games, Mechanisms, and the Price of Anarchy" (2 posts)

Posted: 23rd February 2018

Department of Computer Science, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford.
Research Associate on “Algorithms, Games, Mechanisms, and the Price of Anarchy” (2 posts)
Fixed-term until 31 March 2019
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Department of Computer Science for 2 full-time Research Associates to work with Professor Elias Koutsoupias on algorithmic game theory.

The “Algorithms, Games, Mechanisms and the Price of Anarchy (ALGAME)” project covers many areas within the field of algorithmic game theory and consists mainly of three intertwined research strands: algorithmic mechanism design, price of anarchy, and online algorithms. You will be involved in expanding the current research on mechanism design, game-theoretic issues of blockchains, price of anarchy, and quantifying the effects of mechanisms (e.g. tolls) on the society of players.

As a Research Associate on this project you will be expected to manage your own research and administrative activities which will include small scale project management, as well as collaborate in the preparation of research papers for publication in conferences and journals. 

You should have a doctoral degree in Computer Science (or be close to completion) and a record of research in algorithmic game theory or a related area. Experience of working in collaborative or inter-disciplinary environments is highly desirable.

The posts are fixed-term until 31 March 2019.

The posts, which are full-time appointments (part-time/job share considered), are funded by the European Research Council, are available until 31 March 2019, and have a salary on the University grade 07S scale (currently £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.), will include membership of USS as well as an annual leave entitlement of 38 days per year (inclusive of all public holidays and university closed periods).

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The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 28 March 2018.