Post Doctoral Associate, Institute for Software Research-2008042
The Institute for Software Research, in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, has a post-doctoral opening to work on an interdisciplinary project focused on the development and evaluation of Personalized Privacy Assistants for IoT and Big Data (https://privacyassistant.org). This project is affiliated with the School of Computer Science and the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute. The PIs are on this project are Profs. Norman Sadeh (lead PI), Alessandro Acquisti, Lujo Bauer, Lorrie Cranor, and Anupam Datta.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in computer science or a related discipline and have a background in user modeling and user-centered design . Preference will be given to candidates who have done research in usable privacy and security . Prior experience in machine learning , prior exposure to good software engineering practices and some web application development would each also be a plus.
Candidates are expected to be capable of working under limited supervision, be well organized and have strong communication skills. They are also expected to have experience collaborating with others in the context of large-scale research and software projects. Actual work is expected to involve a mix of conceptual design, prototyping, and empirical evaluation with a particular focus on human subject experiments. The successful candidate is expected to publish papers in top-tier conferences and journals along with other faculty and students.
Initial appointments will be for one year with option of renewal for an additional one or two years.
The start date is negotiable with a preference for people to start by June 2018 or earlier.
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.