IBM Research announces 2012 Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship     


IBM Research announces 2012 Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship - overview

IBM Research is proud to announce the 2012 Josef Raviv Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computer Science and Computer Engineering in memory of Dr. Josef Raviv, the founder and director of the IBM Research - Haifa laboratory. Dr. Raviv had a distinguished research career in Information Theory and was a pioneer in the Israeli high-tech industry.

IBM will offer one postdoctoral fellowship to a recent Ph.D. who shows exceptional promise for a research career in computer science or computer engineering. The fellowship will be for one year, with an opportunity for IBM to renew for an additional year conditional on funding availability. The stipend will be highly competitive, and will include reasonable moving and travel expenses. A candidate must have received a Ph.D. degree between January 2008 and August 2012.

Depending on proposed collaborations, the Fellow will spend most of his/her time at a laboratory of his/her choice from one of IBM’s Research laboratories that include: Almaden (San Jose, California, USA), Austin (Texas, USA), Australia (Melbourne), Brazil (Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro), China (Beijing), Haifa (Israel), India (Delhi or Bangalore), Tokyo (Japan), Thomas J. Watson (Westchester County, New York, or Cambridge, MA, USA), Zurich (Switzerland). The Fellow will be free to follow his/her own research interests, but is expected to work closely with other IBM researchers. Applicants are encouraged to identify IBM Research groups working in their area of interest.

Application requirements

To apply, please submit these documents by January 22, 2012:

  • Resume (include contact e-mail, postal address and phone number).
  • Thesis summary (one-page maximum).
  • Research proposal (no more than two pages, if possible).
  • Indicate the proposed lab. If you know of a specific group(s) you would like to join and/or researcher(s) you would like to work with, indicate that as well. If there are multiple groups, list at most three.
  • Reprint of applicant's most significant research publications.
  • Three (3) reference letters, including one from the Ph.D. thesis adviser. Letters should be sent directly by recommenders to:

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all required materials arrive by January 22, 2012. All documents must contain the applicant's name and email address (we prefer information as PDF or Word documents) and be sent to:

A committee of IBM researchers co-chaired by Richard Hull and David Woodruff will select the Fellow.

Applicants will be notified by March 15, 2012. The fellowship begins September 10, 2012, unless another date is agreed upon.

Last updated on December 19, 2011