This work will include (a) analyzing a large data set we have collected
testing the effects of 57 different interventions designed to encourage
people to exercise (b) developing new methods for collecting and analyzing
such data and (c) writing papers on this work.

The position is at the University of Pennsylvania, but you will work with a
distinguished team of economists and computer scientists including

Katy Milkman (Wharton, U. Pennsylvania)

Sendhil Mullainathan (Chicago Booth)

Jann Spiess (MSR New England; Stanford GSB (effective July 2019))

Lyle Ungar (CIS U. Pennsylvania)


Pennsylvania State University


Postdoc with background in machine learning or econometrics sought for an
interdisciplinary research project developing and testing machine learning
methods for inferring causality, including constructing statistically
efficient methods for dynamically assigning subjects to “A/B testing”
trials with dozens of treatment arms and developing novel methods to
optimally exploit population heterogeneity matching treatments to people.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

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