I currently have 2 open Postdoctoral Fellow positions in the Computer Science department at Boston College.  The positions are in the areas of machine learning, data science and/or statistics and Postdoctoral Fellows will work on one or more of the following projects:

  • Learning dynamics and detecting causal pathways in coupled online-offline systems (this is a MURI project in collaboration with researchers from UCLA, USC, UC Berkeley and University of Colorado)

  • Spatial-temporal point process modeling for public health

  • Fairness-aware machine learning in criminal justice

  • Synthetic control methods with applications to criminal justice

The candidate is expected to publish in machine learning or data mining conference proceedings, or in journals related to public health, criminal justice and statistics. The candidate may also be invited to supervise research projects led by undergraduates. Teaching is not required unless requested by the candidate.

Starting Date

The position begins immediately upon the availability of the candidate. The position will be for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year.

Qualifications

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in computer science, information science, statistics, mathematics, or in a social science with significant training in data science.  Candidates should also have prior experience and publications in at least one of the following areas: causal inference, point processes, spatial-temporal or graph neural networks, fairness-aware machine learning, or modeling the dynamics of social media.  Candidates should also be proficient in programming in Python, R and/or Matlab.

How to Apply

Please submit the required materials to mohlerg [AT] bc.edu.
The email should contain the words "Postdoc" and the candidate's "Name" in the subject line.

Required Materials

  • Cover letter describing the candidate’s research interest and suitability for the position

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Contact information of two references

Compensation includes a competitive salary with additional funds for travel and research support, and a complete benefits plan.

Contact

Please forward any questions to George Mohler (Email: mohlerg [AT] bc.edu)

 

Additional Information

Boston College is a tier-1 research university located in the Boston area, which has a strong data science community and is in close proximity to Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Northeastern, and Boston University.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.