Duke University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: Duke-POSTDOCSSRI [#21604]
Position Title: Interdisciplinary Computational Postdoctoral Position: SSRI and Duke Math
Position Location: Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: finished (2022/11/19, finished 2023/09/23, listed until 2023/03/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Call for Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Position at Duke

Description: We have an opening for a one-year postdoctoral position in the Department of Mathematics and Social Science Research Institute at Duke University that is potentially extendable up to 3 years. The focus of the position is on developing novel interpretable algorithms for identifying social interaction motifs and their typical temporal and hierarchical relationships during natural interactions using combinations of modern signal processing and manifold learning. The postdoctoral position will also focus on analyzing a highly novel dataset of social interaction videos with associated behavioral outcomes and developing the associated mathematical foundation. The applicant will be co-mentored in mathematical theory development, applied analysis, and job placement by Drs. Wu and Schaich Borg in a strongly interdisciplinary environment.

Training and skills required: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in relevant fields like applied mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, (bio)statistics, or computational neuroscience by the start date of the postdoctoral appointment. Applicants must also have strong practical coding skills (Matlab or Python is preferred), and at least some expertise in signal processing. Additional background with image processing or social science is ideal, but not required. Professionally, the applicant should demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with experts from different fields, manage their work schedule independently, and write academic publications efficiently.

Timeline: The postdoc could begin as early as January 2023, but could start later if needed. The position will stay open until it is filled with an appropriate candidate.

Teaching: The position does not require any teaching, but teaching opportunities and teaching mentorship are available if the candidate is interested.

Contact: Interested applicants should contact Drs. Wu (hauwu@math.duke.edu) and/or Schaich Borg (js524@duke.edu) through email for details. We are strongly committed to a diverse academic environment and place high priority on attracting underrepresented candidates.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
https://hautiengwu.wordpress.com/home/ https://ssri.duke.edu/
email address
Appointments Committee
Department of Mathematics
Box 90320 Duke University
Durham, NC 27708