I’m happy to announce that the Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS) department will be continuing to grow this year. The ad for our faculty search is now up, so spread the word!
As you’ll see, the ad is intentionally broad. We are looking for strong applicants across computer science and applied math. We look for impressive, high-impact work rather than enforcing preconceived notions of what is hot at the moment, and we are definitely welcoming of areas on the periphery of computing and applied math too — candidates at the interface of EE, mechanical engineering, economics, biology, physics, etc. are definitely encouraged to apply! One of the strengths of our department (and Caltech in general) is the permeability of the boundaries between fields.