Graduate & Postdoctoral Opportunities

Join GMIG: Graduate and Postdoctoral Research

Based at Rice University in Houston, the Geo-Mathematical Imaging Group spans disciplines of Mathematics, Computational Science, and Earth Sciences (among others).  Graduate students may apply with an undergraduate degree or focus in Mathematics, Geophysics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Physics. A strong foundation in mathematics is essential to success in our program.

Graduate Students interested in research with GMIG are encouraged to review the application procedures and requirements for the graduate programs of the following departments at Rice University:

Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics

Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Department of Mathematics


Postdoctoral researchers with GMIG typically have backgrounds in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics or a related field, and have a strong background and record of accomplishment in analysis of partial differential equations, inverse problems, machine learning and/or statistics.


Graduate students and Postdoctoral applicants are invited to contact Maarten de Hoop directly to discuss potential opportunities.


Rice University is a private research university in the heart of Houston, Texas. Rice is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1912, Rice is known for its wide range of research, including fields such as nanotechnology, engineering, architecture, physics, biosciences and social sciences. The school is home to the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, a globally influential public policy thinktank.  Occupying a 300-acre heavily treed campus, Rice is consistently ranked among the very top universities in the US for educational experience and student quality of life. The university is situated close to Houston’s Museum District, the popular hipster district Montrose, and the downtown core.  Incoming graduate students may live in the Rice Graduate Student Apartments or find housing close to campus in the beautiful neighborhoods of West University, Montrose, or Bellaire.


The George R. Brown School of Engineering has earned a place among the top engineering schools in the country and is comprised of nine academic departments and 17 engineering-related Institutes and Centers. About 37 percent of Rice undergraduates are engineering majors and approximately 34 percent of graduate students are in the School of Engineering.  Departments, Institutes and Centers within the School of Engineering contribute to Houston’s role as a center for the energy industry, medical research, space exploration and the city’s growing high-technology sector. The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, a NASA Center for human spaceflight training, mission, and flight control research, is located on the city’s outskirts, and the adjacent Texas Medical Center, home to 21 hospitals and eight research institutions, is the largest medical complex in the world.


Tour Rice Campus virtually on Youtube!

Take a Tour of Rice University

Rice University is named a Tree Campus USA

Print Friendly, PDF & Email