News: February 25, 2015
MIT's newly launched entity for data and systems seeks nominations for postdoctoral associates (PDAs). Details on the application process are available on the MIT job site (job number 11981). Applications are being accepted through April 15, 2015.
The entity will provide financial support for selected PDAs to perform independent research in areas combining social science knowledge with technical analyses of complex social and technological systems. One-year appointments will be made between July 1, 2015, and September 1, 2015, and will be renewable for a second year based on satisfactory performance.
News: October 24, 2014
Prof. Ali Jadbabaie, a visiting scientist in the MIT Laboratory for Information Decision Systems (LIDS) has been appointed interim director of the Sociotechnical Systems Research Center effective Oct. 15 (MIT News, 10/24/14). Prof. Jadbabaie, who is visiting from the University of Pennsylvania, will also serve as interim associate director designate of a new organization at MIT. The new organization will be focused on understanding and managing complex societal and technical systems and to new programs in statistics.