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 filled.
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