Postdoctoral Research Associate in Educational Data Science

Website University of Sydney

  • Full time, fixed term for 2 years
  • Located at the School of Computer Sciences, Camperdown Campus
  • Base Salary $100K – $107K p.a., + 17% superannuation

Established as the first computer science department in Australia, the School of Computer Science (SCS) is research intensive and has a strong tradition of research-led teaching. The School offers undergraduate majors in computer science, cyber security, data science and software development within its flagship Bachelor of Advanced Computing degree and combined degree programs with commerce and science. SCS is one of the seven schools in the Faculty of Engineering, which has a strong position within Australia and worldwide. To learn more about the School click here

We are currently seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research with Associate Professor Kalina Yacef in the Human-Centred Technology research group, and in particular in the Human-Centred Data Science for Education and Health node. The group conducts research at the intersection of machine learning, data mining, human-centred interaction, with applications in Computer Science Education and Health Education. You will create novel educational data mining techniques and user interfaces to analyse multimodal data (especially from online teaching tools and sensors), with the aim to generate personalised feedback to learners and support experts’ sense-making. You will participate in the supervision of research students (PhD and Honours), and will be expected to spend 80% on research and 20% on teaching.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Educational Data Science who has:

  • A PhD in the relevant fields of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • a proven track record in data mining/machine learning/statistics and Human-Computer Interaction, ideally with an emphasis on Education applications
  • demonstrated contributions to publications in top tier conferences and journals
  • motivation to conduct interdisciplinary work and engage with researchers from other fields
  • experience in conducting research/scholarly activities under limited supervision and as part of a research team
  • demonstrated ability to contribute to grants writing and publications and other project outputs
  • excellent communication skills in English (both written and oral).

To apply for this position, please address the above criteria in a cover letter and attach to your application.

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