Caltech EE is hiring

I’m happy to announce that Caltech will be looking for faculty applicants in Electrical Engineering this year.   Go here to see the official ad and to apply.  For various reasons the announcement is going up late, so I hope that this will help to spread the word quickly…

The search will be looking for strong applicants from anywhere in EE systems, since Caltech likes to hire based on impressive and high-impact work, rather than a preconceived notion of what area is interesting at the moment.  But, I think it’s fair to say we have a particular need on the networking / wireless side of things and the machine learning side of things.  Also, there is a growing interest in power systems and energy issues.  So, if you’re from any of those areas and you’re on the fence about applying, please do! But, the search is certainly not limited to those areas.  Quoting from the ad: “research areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, signal processing, communications and information theory, control systems, networks, optimization, machine learning, large data systems, power systems, robotics and autonomous systems and cyber-physical systems.”

Also, if you have a degree from a department other than EE, don’t let that stop you from applying — Caltech has a very fuzzy interpretation of the boundaries between disciplines. While I’m not officially in EE, there are strong ties between EE systems and CS, as well as between EE systems and Applied & Computational Math (ACM) and Control and Dynamical Systems (CDS).  Actually, the first two students that I graduated were EE students co-advised with EE faculty, and about half of the students in our RSRG group today are EE students.  So, this is the next best thing to CS having a search, which unfortunately, we don’t this year (grumble, grumble).


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