Postdoctoral Researcher in Multimodal Multiparty Interaction, CU Boulder, Colorado (starting Summer/Fall 2019)

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University of Colorado Boulder

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder anticipates hiring a full time postdoctoral fellow starting in Summer/Fall 2019 for one year and renewable for a second year. This position will work with Dr. Sidney D’Mello and will play a collaborative and co-leadership role in a vibrant research team encompassing researchers in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Psychology/Neuroscience, and Education.

Who we are

The mission of the Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) at CU-Boulder is to understand and enhance human cognition, learning, and development through the creation of interdisciplinary partnerships. ICS fosters rich scientific interchange across researchers from a broad range of disciplines including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Philosophy, and Education.

What your key responsibilities will be

Develop computational modeling and machine learning techniques to model behavioral and mental states (e.g., affect, attention, workload) from multimodal data (e.g., video, audio, physiology, eye gaze) across a range of interaction contexts (e.g., learning from educational games, collaborative problem solving, everyday activities in the wild).

This position offers a unique postdoctoral training experience and unsurpassed publishing opportunities within multi-department and multi-institution grant-funded projects. The candidate will be encouraged to develop advanced technical skills, strengthen their research portfolios via peer-reviewed publications, gain interdisciplinary experience by working with a diverse team, develop leadership skills by mentoring students, and gain expertise in co-authoring grant proposals.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science/Machine Learning or a related field (at the time of hire).
  • Research experience in computational modeling and advanced machine learning (e.g., graphical models, deep recurrent neural networks).
  • Strong writing skills and ability to conduct independent research as evidenced by first author publications.


  • Research experience in one or more of the following areas (computer vision, computational psychophysiology, natural language processing, speech processing).
  • Background in interdisciplinary research.
  • Experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Job details

  • 1-2 year position. Initial contract is for one year (providing renewal after 6-month probationary period). Second year contract is based on performance and extension to a third year is possible.
  • Start date is negotiable, but anticipated for Summer/Fall 2019.
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience and full benefits.


To apply, please submit the following materials through CU Boulder Jobs:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • PDF Sample of Work: Two representative publications.

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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