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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Post Doctoral Fellow in Computer Science in Atlanta, Georgia

We have multiple immediate open postdoc and PhD positions at Emory University (directed by Dr. Andreas Züfle). These positions will be part of a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary team in the IARPA Hidden Activity Signal and Trajectory Anomaly Characterization (HAYSTAC) ( program. HAYSTAC aims to establish models of “normal” human movement across times, locations, and people in order to characterize what makes an activity detectable as anomalous within the expanding corpus of global human trajectory data.

We are seeking motivated postdocs for two specific research areas.

Research Area 1: Massive Microsimulation. This research area requires the development and refinement of a scalable agent-based simulation framework for urban areas. Using an existing simulation framework (written in Java), new agent logic will have to be implemented to create agents that use socially plausible rules for mobility and interaction with other agents. A main

goal is computational efficiency to scale the simulation to millions of agents that concurrently make decisions, find their way between places, and interact with their simulated world. Preferred qualifications for this area include strong programming skills in Java, skills in developing efficient algorithms, and a publication record that demonstrates the ability to work well with interdisciplinary research teams. We’re looking to hire one postdoctoral scholar and one PhD student for this research area.

Research Area 2: Trajectory Modeling and Mining. This research area consists of analyzing massive sets of movement trajectory data to 1) understand and model normal trajectories in a given urban region, 2) generate artificial trajectories that appear similar to normal trajectories, and 3) detect anomalous trajectories. To handle massive (Petabyte-scale) trajectory data, preferred qualifications for this area include large-scale data management, trajectory data analysis, trajectory clustering, anomaly detection, generative modeling, and a publication record that demonstrates the ability to work well with interdisciplinary research teams. We’re looking to hire one postdoctoral scholar and one PhD student for this research area.

For both research areas, the successful candidates will supervise and collaborate with graduate and undergraduate research assistants, collaborate with fellow scholars, and disseminate their work through publications and presentations.

Applicants must have a PhD in Computer Science or a related field. All applications should be submitted through Interfolio. Applications must consist of a cover letter, CV, statement of research philosophy and career goals, and three (minimum) letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the department, please see: ( .

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