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Position TitlePostdoctoral Research Scientist

Company Information

The Department of Statistics at Columbia University has a history of over sixty years, one of the oldest in the United States. Currently, the department has over twenty regular faculty members with diverse research interests. The faculty also has close collaborations with researchers in many other departments/schools at Columbia University and institutions in the Greater New York area such as New York University, Rutgers University, Educational Testing Service, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities

One full-time postdoctoral researcher position is available beginning in 2020 in the Department of Statistics at Columbia University working with Drs. Jingchen Liu and Zhiliang Ying. The main responsibilities of this position consist of latent variable modeling and graphical modeling for innovative assessment and cognitive learning, designing interactive assessment experiments, and the corresponding software development. This position is funded in part by National Science Foundation BIGDATA and MMS program.
The position is available beginning in 2020 and the exact start date is flexible. The initial appointment will be for one year and may be renewable.

Position Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in statistics, computer science, or related fields. Applicants with experience of latent variable modeling (hierarchical/multilevel modeling), variable selection, and natural language processing are strongly preferred. Applicants with a strong programming background are particularly encouraged to apply.