The Changing Places group at the MIT Media Lab seeks a researcher to focus on the development of the CityScope platform, and to help coordinate the work of an international team of collaborators. CityScope is a next generation, tangible, augmented reality platform with three primary objectives:
●Visualize and understand the meaning of complex urban data and inter-relationships
●Simulate the impact of multiple urban interventions
●Support decision making in a dynamic, iterative, evidence-based process
CityScope platforms are currently being deployed in Shanghai, Beijing, Helsinki, Hamburg, Cambridge, and Andorra. See: https://www.media.mit.edu/projects/cityscope/overview/.
This is a one-year appointment with possibility of extension based on funding availability and the initiative’s priorities.
Primary responsibilities include:
●Software development of new CityScope simulation tools, which may include agent based modeling of human behavior, simulation of alternative shared-use mobility modes, building and mobility energy consumption, etc.
●Maintenance and evolution of the CityScope kernel
●Development of an open-source library thematic models
●Database management to store, manipulate, analyze and visualize numerous CityScope datasets
●Master's or PhD degree in computer science or related topics
●Experience in the development of one or more of the following:
a. Databases, SQL, OOP (C++ or Java), Android development, Git/SVN tools
b. Data Visualization, HCI, GIS
c. “Proven Github” activity and proficiency in revision control
●Willingness and ability to explore new CityScope capabilities
●Interest in multidisciplinary work, and ability to work productively and creatively with a team
●Proficiency with written and spoken English
●3-5 years of post-graduate experience in respective fields
●Ability to make independent judgments and strategic decisions
Those who are interested should submit a resume and cover letter referencing job no. 14873 at http://careers.mit.edu; keyword is "Media Lab".
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