The DOLCIT Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Decision, Optimization, and Learning at the California Institute of Technology (DOLCIT) research group announces postdoctoral openings starting Fall 2021. Areas of interest are: decision theory, machine learning, optimization, statistics, and data-driven methods broadly construed.

DOLCIT brings together people from machine learning, optimization, applied math, statistics, control, robotics, and human-computer interaction to form an intellectual core pertaining fundamental and applied research in "Decision, Optimization, and Learning at the California Institute of Technology." DOLCIT envisions a world where intelligent systems seamlessly integrate learning and planning, as well as automatically balance computational and statistical tradeoffs in the underlying optimization problems. For more information, please visit:

In addition, we have a strong interdisciplinary program at Caltech, AI4Science, that aims to develop and apply Artificial Intelligence to different scientific areas. Candidates with an interest in participating can specify it in their application.

Click here to apply. A CV, a Research Statement, and three reference letters (up to a maximum of five) are required. The Research Statement should contain a section that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., mentoring activities, committee service, research, or teaching activities). A cover letter and a Teaching Statement are optional. Applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2021.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-4555 for assistance or contact