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Post-doc Position "Influencing Collective Human Behavior Using Distributed Intelligent Systems", Masdar Institute & MIT

Supervisor: Dr. Iyad Rahwan and Prof. Alex (Sandy) Pentland

Applications are invited for the position of “Post-doctoral Research Fellow” as part of a joint research project between the Masdar Institute of Science & Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The project’s Principal Investigators are Dr. Iyad Rahwan and Prof. Alex (Sandy) Pentland.

The successful candidate will work on a collaborative interdisciplinary research project. The project, titled &Influencing Collective Human Behavior Using Distributed Intelligent Systems,& aims to help people use resources more efficiently. The project will have (1) a theoretical component focusing on game-theoretic and incentive mechanism design issues, and (2) an empirical component to test these techniques in behavioral experiments using lab experiments and real deployment through mobile computing and sensor technologies.

The Research Fellow will work on both the theoretical and empirical part of the research. The fellow will be mainly based in the Masdar Institute campus in Abu Dhabi, but will also conduct visits to MIT to work with the MIT counterpart team.

The application processs will remain open until the position is filled. For more information, see http://www.mit.edu/~irahwan/.

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