Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Post-Doctoral Position

in Data Science Analytics of Energy Efficiency of Building


A Post-Doctoral Research Associate/Senior Research Associate position for a statistician is available in the Case School of Engineering under the direction of Prof. Alexis R. Abramson and Prof. Roger H. French with a secondary appointment in the Center for Statistical Research, Computing and Collaboration (SR2c) in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University with Prof. Jiayang Sun. The research focuses on using a data analytics approach to building efficiency diagnosis and prognostics, opening up the risk-reducing or risk-averse market of building energy management and accelerating adoption of energy efficient technologies. Combining knowledge of specific climatic, weather, solar insolation, and utility meter data through data assembly, we will analyze these time-series data streams to reveal patterns and relationships previously ignored or neglected.  The research associate will lead in R code development and data analysis of large and diverse data sets in a Hadoop/Hbase distributed computing environment, including time series and point in time data.

The Research Associate will be responsible for original and collaborative research, related data analysis, software development and publications, as well as some student supervision and coordination of studies.  This position holds excellent career development opportunities. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in real-world data analytics and a demonstrated ability to lead a project, collaborate with domain scientists, analyze data, and write manuscripts. 

The applicant should hold a Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related field.  Excellent analytic and computing skills, with at least two programming languages, one from each of two of the following three groups: R/Splus/SAS, C/Fortran/JAVA/Python/Hadoop, Matlab/Mathematica, are required.  Experience with Linux is a plus. Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively are essential.  

Applicants should send a cover letter including a brief description of research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references to by email to:

Alexis Abramson
Director, Great Lakes Energy Institute
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Case Western Reserve University

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