The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University seeks applications for a post-doctoral associate position from individuals with expertise in information retrieval and recommender systems. This will be a calendar year position beginning as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Chirag Shah on his NSF-funded research project “Information Fostering – Being Proactive in Information Seeking” which aims to build a proactive information retrieval (IR) system that will be developed through a series of studies and experiments. This work will involve collecting and analyzing data from user interactions, constructing machine learning models, building intelligent agent(s), and evaluating the resulting system using a lab study and/or simulations. The post-doc will have the following responsibilities:
Assist with executing lab studies to collect searching/browsing data and test systems
Analyze task, intention, problems, and help data to build various machine learning models
Develop an intelligent agent based on Coagmento architecture for providing proactive IR
Advise Ph.D. students and undergraduates in the school’s InfoSeeking Lab on research designs, data analyses, and system development
Write and publish experimental results


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An earned doctorate in Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field is required. The applicant should have prior experience in conducting lab and/or field studies, collecting and analyzing data with quantitative and qualitative approaches, and writing and publishing in scholarly journals.

Specific requirements:

This will be a one-year position with a possibility of renewal. Compensation includes the calendar year salary and full health and other benefits from Rutgers University beginning two months after the start date. For more information about our competitive package of benefits, visit http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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