The Harvard EconCS group solicits applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position for Fall 2020, and the continuing 2021-22 academic year. The postdoc will work under the supervision of Prof. David Parkes to pursue a research project on the use of AI techniques, specifically imitation learning and deep multi-agent reinforcement learning, for economic design. The postdoc will be provided with a competitive salary plus additional funds to support research and travel.The ideal researcher will have a technical background in an area related to computer science and economics, especially machine learning, and a passion to creatively use those skills to address problems of societal importance. Experience with economic theory is desirable but not required.Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.Application Procedure and Deadline:A complete application will include:
(a) A cover letter
(b) A CV
(c) A 2-4 page research statement
(d) At most three research papers
(e) 2-3 letters of reference
Applicants should email items (a)-(d) as a single PDF file to Ann Marie King (firstname.lastname@example.org) using "EconCS postdoc application” as the title of the email. References should also send their letters directly to Ann Marie.Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible and preferably by August 3, 2020. We’ll continue accepting applications after this deadline if the position is not filled.