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From: Joshua Blumenstock <jblumenst...@berkeley.edu>
Date: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Subject: Seeking applicants for U.C. Berkeley postdoc on "Big Data and
To: Matt Podolsky <podol...@berkeley.edu>

*“Big Data and Development” Postdoc*

The U.C. Berkeley Data-Intensive Development Lab
<http://didl.berkeley.edu/> explores
how novel sources of data, and new computational algorithms, can provide
insight into the causes and consequences of economic development. We are
currently soliciting applications for postdoctoral researchers, with
appointments to begin in early- or mid-2018.

Postdoctoral researchers will work on interdisciplinary research challenges
that lie at the intersection of development economics and statistical
machine learning. Research activities will be overseen by Joshua Blumenstock
<http://www.jblumenstock.com/> (UC Berkeley School of Information), and
performed in close collaboration with Sham Kakade
<https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~sham/> (UW Computer Science), Jacob
Shapiro <https://scholar.princeton.edu/jns> (Princeton Politics and
International Affairs), Dave Donaldson
<https://economics.mit.edu/faculty/ddonald> (MIT Economics), and Marshall
Burke <https://web.stanford.edu/~mburke/> (Stanford Earth and System

Qualified candidates should have a graduate degree in Computer Science,
Economics, Statistics, or a related field. Strong technical, analytic, and
computational skills are essential: all projects involve the analysis of
large, complex data, and require proficiency in one or more programming
languages such as Python, php, Java, or C (i.e., Stata alone is not

Interested individuals should send the following materials to Joshua
Blumenstock (jblumenst...@berkeley.edu): a CV, a cover letter describing
research interests and prior relevant experience, two writing samples, and
three letters of reference (or the names of references, if letters are not
available). Review of applications will begin on by January 15, 2018.

Joshua Blumenstock
Assistant Professor
U.C. Berkeley, School of Information
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