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Complete your application – Enter the rest of the information required for the IC Postdoc Program Research Opportunity. The application itself contains detailed instructions for each one of these components: availability, citizenship, transcripts, dissertation abstract, publication and presentation plan, and information about your Research Advisor co-applicant.
Additional information about the IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is available on the program website located at: https://orise.orau.gov/icpostdoc/index.html.
If you have questions, send an email to ICPostdoc@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
Research Topic Description, including Problem Statement:
The “multi-armed bandit” problem (named for an array of slot machines with unknown payouts) provides a general framework for selecting among alternatives with uncertain values. Variations have been studied across disciplines and the literature has been broadly applied to problems which feature exploration-exploitation tradeoffs including experiment design, advertising, sales, recommender systems, and anomaly detection.
Several problems across the Intelligence Community (IC) involve an exploration-exploitation tradeoff, and may benefit from being investigated from this perspective. Research for this topic should:
A few example problems that may provide suitable directions for this research:
Relevance to the Intelligence Community:
This research aims to apply a fresh perspective to enduring IC problems. If successful, it will connect them to a growing body of literature, which may continue to provide new approaches.
Key Words: Multi-Armed Bandits, Bayesian Inference, Information Theory, Machine Learning