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MSc position in optimization at Howard University, Washington, DC

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The Stout Infrastructure, Geotechnics, and Materials (SIGMa) Lab at Howard University, Washington, DC, invites applicants for a Master's position in optimization for Fall 2018. Highly-motivated, industrious individuals with a strong background in programming, geotechnics and structural analysis, adequate English proficiency, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team are encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications 

Applicants must have a degree in civil. mechanical or materials engineering. Ideal candidates should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: modeling and simulation of structures and materials, programming, machine learning.

Compensation package and contact information

The assistantship provides a tuition remission worth ~ $32000 for the first year. Renewal beyond the first year will be contingent upon the student's satisfactory progress. Interested individuals are encouraged to send their current CV and the contact information of three references to Dr. Hessam Yazdani at by June 15, 2018. Please put “Prospective graduate student in SIGMa for Fall 2018” in the subject line.

About the SIGMa Lab

The interdisciplinary research at SIGMa is focused on fostering sustainability and resilience in civil infrastructure by developing high-performance and multifunctional construction materials, performance monitoring of structures using remote sensing and smart materials, addressing the geotechnical aspects of infrastructure, and incorporating uncertainty analysis and optimization into the analysis and design of interacting geotechnical and structural systems.

About Howard University

Founded in 1867 and located at the heart of Washington, DC, Howard University is a federally chartered, private, doctoral university, classified as a high research activity institution. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, its undergraduate, graduate, professional and joint degree programs span more than 120 areas of study within 13 schools and colleges. Howard University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on handicap status or discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, or political affiliation.


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