MIT’s Center for Constructive Communication (CCC)’s mission is to design human-machine systems that improve communication across divides and increase opportunity for underheard communities to make their voices heard on important issues that affect their everyday lives. To date, CCC has brought together researchers and practitioners from computer science, social science, design, and other domains to analyze political discourse on Twitter and Talk Radio; design and deploy randomized experiments to promote healthier conversations on social media; develop machine learning models and other algorithms to infer and analyze narrative structures across text, audio, and video corpora; and partner with community organizations in Boston to help cultivate small-scale, technology-mediated networks for listening and learning.
CCC is looking for a postdoctoral associate to start in Summer 2022. The postdoc will have an opportunity to further develop their research agenda and publication track record, both by contributing to projects like those highlighted above, but also, by scoping and pursuing new research projects that align with CCC’s mission. The ideal candidate will have expertise in at least one of the following areas, and ideally, an intersection of them: machine learning, natural language processing, or computational social science (broadly defined). They will also have an interest in exploring novel, prosocial applications of these methods. The selected candidate will have an opportunity to envision and pursue new research directions that pertain to CCC’s mission and current projects.
General supervision from Prof. Deb Roy
To apply, go to https://hr.mit.edu/careers and search for job ID# 20517.
This position will be working on-site. Please note MIT's pandemic guidance and on-campus requirements.
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