The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI)/MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) seeks a postdoctoral associate to work on social science issues in a project aimed at creating “superintelligent” human-computer groups. Reporting to professors Malone, Rus, and Almaatouq, the postoc will be part of a team designing, implementing, and testing configurations for human-computer groups that have the potential to perform far better than humans alone, computers alone, or other baselines. Work may include designing and carrying out experiments with humans and various kinds of advanced software; gathering and analyzing other kinds of data to help characterize possible types of tasks and possible types of human-computer groups; and developing formal models of group performance. May also participate in manuscript writing, supervising students, and presentation of research results.
Required Qualifications: a Ph.D. in psychology, organizational behavior, sociology, or a related field, ideally with experience in experimental design and/or large-scale data analysis; English language proficiency; excellent communication skills; and self-motivation.
Desirable Qualifications: some background in computer science and/or related fields.
This is a one-year, full-time appointment, with the possibility of extension.
Please submit applications electronically at apply.interfolio.com/86847. Provide a cover letter outlining interests and experience,a current CV, and one or two papers that indicate your research focusand capabilities. Applicants also should arrange for three letters ofrecommendation to be submitted via this link. Applications will beaccepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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