麻省理工大学一般指麻省理工学院。麻省理工学院（Massachusetts Institute of Technology），简称“麻省理工”（MIT），位于美国马萨诸塞州波士顿都市区剑桥市，主校区依查尔斯河而建，是世界著名私立研究型大学。
MIT Postdoc – Economics & Computer Science/A.I.
Dr. Neil Thompson seeks to hire a Postdoctoral or visiting scholar Associate to work on the following topics:
(i) Understanding the key innovation trends in computing and artificial intelligence
Trends in computing are often studied, but usually with a focus on hardware rather than algorithm or software progress.
But understanding all three, and how they interact, is essential for predicting how techniques like deep learning will improve and whether they will need to be supplanted by other approaches.
(ii) Analyzing the economic and policy implications of these trends
In recent decades, progress in computing has been responsible for perhaps a third of all productivity improvements, making it one of the largest contributors to human prosperity.
But will this continue as Moore’s Law fades? Will the economics of chip manufacturing allow a replacement based on chip specialization (e.g. Huang’s Law)? What effects are algorithm improvements in A.I. and elsewhere having on firms?
In addition to researching these issues with Dr. Thompson, the post-doc or visiting scholar will be expected to become a leader in the lab, e.g. by mentoring (and co-authoring with) younger students.
Based on the applicant’s background and preferences, the post-doc could be housed at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, or possibly both.
$65,000 per year, plus benefits.
By January 3rd 2021, send an email to Dr. Neil Thompson (email@example.com) with the following materials:
- Sample of previous research
- Sample of code
- Cover letter discussing the applicant’s experience and research goals and explaining how these fit with this position
*Selected candidates will be interviewed in January via zoom.