Postdoctoral Research Assoc

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Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Assoc
Requisition Number STFR003962
Division/College College of Computer and Information Science
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 10
Posting Date 08/18/2017

We are seeking a postdoctoral associate who will be working on Game Analytics and Behavior Modeling, working in a multidisciplinary area that combines Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Modeling and Game Research. This position is funded by NIH and DoD grants and will be focused on modeling human behavior using data collected through multiple games. One of these games would be Foldit (, which is a scientific discovery game; MarketPlace live (a team based educational marketing game), and Wuzzit Trouble (an educational game to teach kids Algebra). This project will be under supervision of two faculty members at CCIS, Northeastern University: Magy Seif El-Nasr ( and Seth Cooper (

Postdoctoral associates are expected to work under the supervision of Profs Cooper and Seif El-Nasr. We expect postdocs to also supervise students working on the projects involved as well as assist the supervisors in developing proposals to fund subsequent projects involving the data or the games being investigated.

The position is currently and we will be accepting applications till the beginning of the Spring 2018.

The appointment will be for a year, but can be extended depending on available funding.


•PhD in Computer Science or related area
•Be able to undertake substantial full-time research
•Be able to work under the supervision of a senior scholar
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Experience in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
•Motivated to publish and work collaboratively to write grants
•Experience in Reinforcement Learning and Inverse Reinforcement Learning is desirable
•Experience in game design and working with game data is desirable
•Proficiency in Matlab, R, programming language including: Java, C++, C#, Python or others is desirable

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  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
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