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Dr. Wei Chen

Phone: 847-491-7019

Fax: 849-491-3915

Postal address: 2145 Sheridan Road, Tech B224, Evanston, IL 60208

Email: weichen at

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Integrated Design Automation Laboratory

A postdoctoral researcher position is open in the Integrated Design Automation Laboratory at Northwestern University under the guidance of Professor Wei Chen.  The postdoctoral researcher will work on research projects centered around data-driven computational methods for engineering design. A background in machine learning, Gaussian random process modeling, design under uncertainty, and computational design of microstructural and metamaterial systems is preferred. The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in multiple aspects of academic training in preparation for a faculty position.

The appointment will be in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, full time, at least one-year but renewable for the second year.  Please submit a cover letter, CV, contact information of three references, and up to three representative publications to Prof. Wei Chen (  The position is immediately available, with the starting date no later than September 2020.

To prospective students:

We welcome applications from prospective graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. To know more about our research, please read our research descriptions and select a few representative papers to read. Students who join our research team are expected to learn the fundamental techniques underlying the ongoing research projects, e.g., design optimization, data science (e.g., Gaussian random process modeling, deep learning, statistical inference), probabilistic analysis, decision science, topology optimization, and social network analysis. Application procedure and frequently asked questions can be found at

Integrated DEsign Automation Laboratory

Office: AG10, Technological Institute (2145 Sheridan Road, Tech B224, Evanston, IL 60208)

Phone: 847-491-5066