[CITASA] postdoc and phd openings at CMU

danah boyd danah-asa at danah.org
Thu Oct 14 21:24:21 EDT 2010

Perhaps of interest to someone on this list:

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Alessandro Acquisti" <acquisti at andrew.cmu.edu>
> Hello all - 
> I would like to bring to your attention some openings we have at CMU
> starting in 2011. Specifically, we are looking to recruit one post-doc and
> one or more phd students to work on (broadly and loosely speaking) online
> privacy and behavioral economics/decision research. The full text is below
> (also linked at:
> http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/~acquisti/CMU-postdoc-openings-HEINZ-web.txt).
> Please do pass this on to anyone who may be interested.
> Many thanks!
> -alessandro
> =================================================================
>         *Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University*
>     One Post-Doc Opening for 2011 at the Heinz College
>        One PhD Opening for 2011 at the Heinz College
> =================================================================
> The Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University has an opening
> for a post-doc in a project focused on the study of privacy
> decision making using tools from behavioral economics and
> behavioral decision research (if you are interested in the PhD
> opening, please scroll down to the end of this message). The
> project aims at investigating the role of soft paternalistic
> approaches in assisting users who face privacy-sensitive
> trade-offs. Such privacy "nudges" will be incorporated into
> policy proposals as well as tools and technologies to be
> developed by other members of the project.
> This is an interdisciplinary project. It involves interacting
> with other faculty and students with diverse (economics,
> behavioral, and computer science) backgrounds. Prospective
> candidates are expected to have done graduate work in, or at
> least have some familiarity with, some or several of the
> following areas:
> * Behavioral Economics or Behavioral Decision Research
> * Experimental Economics or Experimental Psychology
> * Economics
> * Human Computer Interaction
> * Web Security and Privacy
> Candidates are expected to be capable of working under limited
> supervision and should have strong communication skills. They
> should be able to interact with a team composed of other social
> scientists and computer scientists. They should have previous
> experience in designing and conducting experiments with human
> subjects. The actual work is expected to involve a mix of
> behavioral experiments and tools evaluation (in coordination
> with the other members of the project). The successful
> candidate is expected to publish papers in top-level journals
> and conferences along with other faculty and students. He or
> she will report to Prof. Alessandro Acquisti (CMU, project PI).
> Other faculty involved in this project include Prof. Lorrie
> Cranor (CMU, project co-PI) and Prof. Norman Sadeh (CMU,
> project co-PI).
> The initial appointment is for one year with option of renewal
> for another one or two years. The start date is negotiable, but
> ideally no later than January 2011. Carnegie Mellon offers
> competitive salaries and benefits. Interested candidates should
> forward their resume along with the names of three references
> to Alessandro Acquisti by email at acquisti at andrew.cmu.edu.
> We also expect to recruit one or more PhD students interested
> in working in privacy decision making and the economics of
> privacy, starting Fall 2011. Accepted PhD applicants would
> receive a grant covering stipend and tuition for at least the
> first two years of their PhD program. Interested candidates
> should also forward their resume to Alessandro Acquisti by
> email at acquisti at andrew.cmu.edu.
> =================================================================
> Related links:
> http://www.cmu.edu/
> http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/
> http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/~acquisti/ 


"taken out of context, i must seem so strange" -- ani

More information about the CITAMS mailing list