February 6, 2023

Openings. There are openings for two postdocs and one data engineer in my group. Opportunity to work in cutting-edge research on AI, data science with applications to web and social media integrity (misinformation, hate etc.). Opportunities to collaborate with domain experts. If you have done research in web and social media, submit your CV asap to srijan@gatech.edu.
More information about the positions:
Under the auspices of two grants funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Computational Data Science Lab for Web and Social Media (CLAWS) and Social Dynamics and Well-Being (SocWeB) Labs at Georgia Tech are looking to recruit two postdoctoral researchers and one research/data engineer. Collectively, we are seeking to build detection and prediction methods, and visualization dashboards for various different types of misinformation on multiple social media platforms. Parallely, we also intend to develop computational causal and large-scale experimental approaches to understand the community impacts of online misinformation, particularly from the perspective of violence towards minoritized communities. Our eventual goal is to aid professional fact-checkers in efficiently deploying interventions to curb misinformation, as well as to provide formative empirical knowledge to public health workers to tackle the harms of online misinformation. These research agendas are inherently interdisciplinary and thus will involve working together with partners spanning social scientists, journalists, non-profits, etc. The ideal candidate will have strong machine learning, natural language processing, and social media analytic skills, including general expertise in data science, and will be supervised by Profs. Srijan Kumar and Munmun De Choudhury at the Schools of Computational Sciences and Engineering (CSE) and Interactive Computing (IC), respectively.
The postdoc position provides opportunities to collaborate with and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, lead research projects, assist in research projects being led by others, collaborate in the development of the practical tools, collaborate with multi-disciplinary partners at and outside Georgia Tech, get hands-on grant writing opportunities, and embed themselves in the Georgia Tech research network. 
The data engineer position is a full-time position and provides opportunities to lead the development of social media data collection pipelines, inference methods and infrastructure, classification methods and infrastructure, visualization dashboards, opportunities to collaborate with researchers and participate in research projects, lead the interaction with other developers at Georgia Tech and at other partner organizations, and embed themselves in the Georgia Tech research network. 

All positions are full-time. Visa can be sponsored if necessary. The positions come with applicable employee benefits, including health insurance, sick leave, vacation, etc. There is a possibility of hybrid or partial remote work arrangements if necessary. We will offer a competitive annual salary. The contract will be for 2 years, though other durations can be discussed as well.