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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC) (two openings), to conduct research in the group led by Professor Alex 'Sandy' Pentland. Will conduct research in two areas - social analytics (will use telco, bank, transport, government, and social media data to understand social innovation and decision making) and modeling the dynamics of social structures such as segregation, class, and behavioral norms. Professor Pentland's Human Dynamics and Connection Science labs have extensive data resources through its sister labs in Europe, China, and the MENA region. It also has a world-leading program in next-generation software architectures for privacy, transparency, and accountability ( https://www.trust.mit.edu/).
Job Requirements REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in a related area; strong computer science and math skills; a publishing record; proven statistical and analytical skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to interact effectively with faculty and staff at all levels; self-motivation; organizational skills; and attention to detail. Seek someone with experience and deep interest in technological change who has completed research in the field. This is a one-year position (starting as early as June 1, 2018), with possibility of extension. In addition to applying online with a CV and cover letter via the MIT website, please submit a research statement, the name of two referees, and a sample of publication(s) to Julie Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org. Job #15962
Internal Number: 15962
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