Sunday, May 29, 2011

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 1 postdoctoral fellowship (research)

Description: POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, Sloan School of Management-Center for Collective Intelligence, to collaborate on an ongoing research project on collective intelligence in groups. In our previous work, we have explored collective intelligence in small groups of two to five members working on a range of tasks (see Using web-based tools, we are now beginning to explore the features (e.g., group composition and on-line collaboration tools) that enable collective intelligence to emerge in larger groups. We are conducting studies in our lab as well as via the Internet and at field sites. The postdoctoral fellow will be in charge of implementing these studies. Will be supervised by Prof. Thomas Malone and work with collaborators at Carnegie Mellon and Union College as part of a broader research group on collective intelligence.

Experience: REQUIREMENTS: a Ph.D. in computer science, HCI, information science, social psychology, organizational behavior, communication, or related discipline; and an interest in and skills blending social psychology or organizational behavior with computer science and implementation. MIT-00007733

In addition to applying online with a CV (in Word or pdf format) and personal statement describing career objectives, background, and experience, applicants should submit this information to Richard Hill at Please also have at least two references--with applicant's name in the subject line--sent directly to this address. The fellowship is for one year with the possibility of renewal, beginning as soon as a qualified candidate can be identified and hired. 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, MA
United States
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