[Infovis] RS/Postdoc position available (visual analytics)

John Stasko john.stasko at cc.gatech.edu
Tue Jul 24 18:26:13 CEST 2012

     FODAVA:  Seeking a Research Scientist/Postdoctoral Researcher

The FODAVA (Foundations of Data Analysis and Visual Analytics) Center
at Georgia Tech is seeking a Research Scientist to join our team. For
candidates holding a doctoral degree, this position could become a
postdoctoral researcher.

Enormous amounts of data are being generated every day in health care,
computational biology, homeland security, commerce, and many other
areas. Analyzing these massive and complex data sets is essential to
achieve new discoveries, but is extremely difficult. An emerging
research field known as data and visual analytics is concerned with
synthesizing information and deriving insight from massive, dynamic,
ambiguous and possibly conflicting digital data for increased
understanding and effective decision making.

The FODAVA research initiative is dedicated to both defining the
foundations of the data and visual analytics fields and advancing the
state-of-the-art. Established in 2008, the FODAVA initiative is a
collaborative effort funded jointly by the National Science Foundation
(NSF) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  For further
information about the Center, please seehttp://fodava.gatech.edu/.

We are seeking a Research Scientist (RS) to join our group and assist
with ongoing research.  The position will involve work on two main
projects.  First, the RS will contribute to the Jigsaw project
(http://www.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/ii/jigsaw) for visual analytics and
sensemaking on document collections.  Second, the RS will assist in
the design and development of a visual analytics system for
document discovery based on the fundamental data analytic theory and
methods we have developed.

In addition to these two projects, there will be opportunities for the
RS to collaborate on other ongoing research as well as to initiate new
projects.  Georgia Tech faculty are dedicated to working with the
successful applicant in mentoring and career growth.

The ideal candidate should have at least an MS in a related discipline
or a BS with equivalent experience.  We also welcome candidates with a
recently earned PhD who are seeking a postdoctoral research position.
Prior work in areas such as visual analytics, data analysis, data
mining, machine learning, and/or HCI will be extremely useful.
Candidates also should have strong software engineering and
programming skills (knowledge of Java and Swing is a must) and good
verbal, writing, and communication skills.  This is a one year
position, beginning immediately, with a potential renewal of a second
year.  To apply, please send a brief cover letter describing your
background and interests, as well as a your current CV/resume, to
Ms. Lometa Mitchell (lometa at cc.gatech.edu).  Please direct informal
questions about the position to Prof. Haesun Park
(hpark at cc.gatech.edu) and/or Prof. John Stasko (stasko at cc.gatech.edu).
We will review applications on an ongoing basis until the position is

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