[CITAMS] last minute postdoc opportunity at the I-School, UC-Berkeley

Jenna Burrell jburrell at berkeley.edu
Thu Aug 10 18:53:24 EDT 2017


*Postdoc Position*



We are seeking a postdoc to manage a year long project on *Algorithmic
Opacity and Fairness* working with Professor Jenna Burrell and Professor
Deirdre Mulligan at the School of Information, UC-Berkeley.


Artificial intelligence is raising new concerns around topics of
longstanding interest to sociologists, law, and media scholars including
social equality, civil rights, labor and automation, and the evolution of
the news media. Complex, non-linear algorithms, and particularly machine
learning algorithms, are increasingly being used in domains of socially
consequential classification. The development of approaches or solutions to
address these challenges are still nascent.


At UC-Berkeley we are bringing together faculty and students from
sociology, law, computer science and other relevant disciplines to explore
and develop ideas and new research directions on this topic. There will be
opportunities to dialogue about this topic and its many dimensions with
researchers employed in the Bay Area’s tech industry. The project is funded
by a grant from Google research.


The postdoc hired for this position will provide intellectual leadership
and will handle the logistics of managing an on-campus working group of
faculty and students as well as organizing a speaker series for the
2017-2018 academic year (likely to be extended into fall 2018).



You will dedicate 50% of your time to this effort and will have the freedom
to pursue your own research the rest of the time.


For details on qualifications and how to apply -- see the attached job
announcement.


For questions contact Professor Jenna Burrell at jburrell at berkeley.edu


We are hoping to find someone to fill this position as soon as possible,
ideally someone who can start early in this upcoming fall semester.


Jenna Burrell

Associate Professor

School of Information

UC-Berkeley
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