[Sigmetrics] 2 Assistant Professor positions in data analytics - Virginia Tech

EdFox fox at vt.edu
Thu Nov 16 21:05:12 EST 2017


The Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech (www.cs.vt.edu) seeks applicants for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in data analytics.  Exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered. Candidates with research depth and breadth in data analytics, data mining, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, text mining, natural language processing, information retrieval, interactive visual analytics, data visualization, high-performance analysis, social informatics, or data science are encouraged to apply. Candidates working at the intersection of data analytics and other computing or application domains---such as cyber-security, urban computing, health analytics, bioinformatics, and distributed and IoT systems---are also encouraged to apply.  Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate an interest in initiating and sustaining collaborations within computing as well as with data domain scientists.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage in transdisciplinary research, curriculum, and outreach initiatives with other university faculty working in the Data & Decisions destination area, one of several new university-wide initiatives at Virginia Tech (provost.vt.edu/destination-areas).  Data & Decisions is focused on advancing the human condition and society with better decisions through data. Faculty collaborating in this area integrate data analytics and decision sciences across transdisciplinary research and curriculum efforts at Virginia Tech.  Candidates with demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary teaching or research that aligns with the Data and Decisions vision (provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-overview/da-data.html) are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Computer Science is home to the Discovery Analytics Center (dac.cs.vt.edu), which leads big-data analytics research on campus. Data analytics faculty collaborate in interdisciplinary research groups, including the Center for Human Computer Interaction, the Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics, the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, and the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory. Faculty also participate in data analytics education initiatives (analytics.cs.vt.edu), including the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics undergraduate program.

Applications must be submitted online to jobs.vt.edu for posting #TR0170153.  Applicant screening will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until positions are filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Chris North, Search Committee Chair, north at cs.vt.edu.

Data analytics positions flyer.

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