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University of San Francisco Research Assistant position in the Department of Computer Science supervised by Professor Hooyeon (Haden) Lee in San Francisco, California

Job Summary: Research Topic Imagine that you are offered multiple paid-positions (e.g., TA/RA positions) -- but you can't possibly take them all. Based on how much you get paid and how much work you do, you may have preferences over these opportunities. On the other hand, some TA/RA positions may have "overlapped duties" such that taking them both may give you much less than twice the work of each position (e.g., doing research in Algorithms with me while being a TA for Algorithms class would be a good example). Motivated by this example, we will study several problems that exhibit similar properties -- there are limited resources (e.g., time/money for people or CPU/memory for machines) and a set of opportunities (paid positions or computing tasks) where some opportunities have "overlap" in terms of the work involved (hence, taking them together would improve your net gain). The objective of this research project is to understand computational complexity of finding optimal solutions under various settings that arise from real-world applications (in some cases, it is NP-complete to do so). If you're interested in this RA position, please email Haden Lee at hlee84 [at] with the following information: Your academic standing as of now (e.g., 1st year MSCS, 1st year Bridge, undergrad junior, etc. How you meet the qualifications listed below (e.g., which courses you've taken & whether you have previous experiences in the topics listed) Full Job Description: Qualifications This position is open to any undergraduate or graduate student with good academic standing. Strong applicants will satisfy one or more of the following: * Has taken a course in algorithms (such as CS 245 / CS 545 / CS 673). * Has taken a math or CS course that requires writing mathematical proofs (e.g., CS673). * Has experiences in Java, C++, Python, or Go programming. * Is familiar with the concept of Intractability (NP-completeness and poly-time reductions). Applicants should also be interested in continuing the research project beyond a single semester, either in a paid position or as a directed study opportunity. Applicants must be detail-oriented and self-motivated independent works with excellent written and oral communication skills. Duties As a research assistant, you will be expected to: * Read academic papers in the literature. * Understand complex algorithms/proofs in other research papers, and apply such techniques to our research problems. * Help writeup and present research findings, including drafting a conference publication and/or participating in poster presentations at CS Night, CARD, or academic conferences. * Attend weekly meetings with the supervisor. Upon successful completion of the above, you will be invited to be a co-author on a research publication (potential conference venues include AAAI, IJCAI, and AAMAS all of which are top-tier international conferences in AI and Multi-agent Systems). This position can be extended into the summer session. You are expected to work up to 8-10 hours per week during the spring semester & up to 15-20 hours per week during the summer session. Equal Opportunity Statement The University is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic- related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law. * Posted 30+ Days Ago * Part time * R0004140 Job Title: Research Assistant position in the Department of Computer Science supervised by Professor Hooyeon (Haden) Lee Full-Time/Part-Time: Part time Pay Rate: Hourly