Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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AI IN SOCIAL AND ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
The MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) is seeking candidates for tenure-track
faculty positions starting in July 2019 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. Appointments will
be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. Appointments will be made in
partnership with MIT departments and IDSS. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Engineering,
Computer Science, Operations Research, Economics or a related field by the start of their
employment. Faculty duties include teaching, research, supervision of graduate and
undergraduate students and service to the Institute and profession. The search is focused on the
general area of AI as it interacts with physical or social systems. We will consider candidates with
backgrounds and interests in the general areas of networks, statistics, machine learning, and
data-driven decision making as they pertain to complex societal challenges. The research is
expected to rigorously highlight the role of inference, learning, adaptation, or real time decision
making on the performance and resilience of such systems. Our focus will be particularly on
candidates whose work has strong foundation in one or more social science disciplines. Examples
of such research include:
We are interested in candidates who have the vision and interest to contribute to the research
frontier of the above mentioned emerging interdisciplinary fields.
- Smart services, with specific focus on creating data-driven solutions to intelligent
infrastructures (energy, transportation, finance, commerce) where both social and
economic systems are at play. Research addressing Issues related to robustness,
security, and privacy of smart/intelligent services and cyber-physical systems are
- Foundations of decision making, learning, inference, and computation in multi-agent social and engineering systems. Topics of interest include interaction of such
systems via real-time markets and real-time decision making, understandings social
behavior of such systems, and formal investigations of fairness, ethics, and privacy.
Candidates must register at https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/idss-ai/register.tcl and must submit
application materials electronically to this website. Candidate applications should include a
description of professional interests and goals in both teaching and research. In view of the joint
nature of the position, candidates are encouraged to identify a home department (from the School of Engineering). Each application should include a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses
of three or more individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Letter writers should
submit their letters directly to MIT, preferably on the website or by mailing to the address below.
Please submit a complete application by January 1, 2019.
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MIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
For general questions, technical issues, or problems submitting documents, please contact Search-Master@School-of-Engineering-Faculty-Search.mit.edu.