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University of Southern California (USC)
Information Sciences Institute (ISI)
Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position

We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to support a large research project in social media analytics.  The project focuses on developing technology for situational awareness of what is going on in social media streams.  As such, its research is broad, looking at network structure, dynamics of the network structure and the content.  The position we are looking to fill focuses primarily on content analysis and integrating it with network analysis.  This is fundamental research and we are looking for someone who is independent and has a strong interest in analyzing content.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more areas related to statistical approaches of machine learning, data mining and social network analysis.  Specifically, we are looking for someone with expertise and/or interest in large-scale statistical text mining to research ways to better understand how to detect, track and monitor social media aspects such as topics, memes, and communities.  We are particularly interested in how these evolve and how to detect or predict interesting changes.  A PhD in computer science or related fields is required.

Salary and benefits are competitive and conform to USC postdoctoral rates.  The position is for one year with the possibility of extension for a second year.

Further inquiries may be directed to Sofus Macskassy ([log in to unmask]).

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

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