Description:The SENSEable City Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is seeking exceptional candidates to fill several postdoctoral positions. The focus of the research will be on complex systems at the urban/regional scale. SENSEable City Lab researchers come from various disciplines, including architecture, urban planning, physics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, and the arts. The lab emphasizes the importance of human behavior and emotion in the study of pervasive technologies in the urban environment. Research projects are developed and achieved through a team-based, multidisciplinary approach. A wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds will be considered, but experience in handling massive data sets and network science is a must.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
Perform basic or applied research
Extend existing theories and methods
Prepare and write research papers targeted for top tier conferences and journals
Contribute to the functioning of the lab including supervising students and liaising with other researchers in the community
The ideal candidate will have a recent Ph.D., a background in physics, computational biology, statistics, computer science or related areas and experience in computational modeling, data mining and analysis. Candidates with a strong analytical background and interest
in interdisciplinary research as evident from published research will be also given particular attention. Experience or interest in one of the following fields is a plus, but not necessarily a requirement: esthetic sense, human-computer interaction, GIS, data fusion, data visualization, signal processing, human mobility, and transportation.
Company Details:Company: SENSEable City Lab, MIT Company Website: http://www.sensiblecity.com/ The real-time city is now real! The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed - alongside the tools we use to design them and impact on their physical structure.
Studying these changes from a critical point of view and anticipating them is the goal of the SENSEable City Laboratory, a new research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.