Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Job: Postdoc Position in Machine Learning for Health Sensing, MIT

Dina just sent me the following:

Hi Igor,

I hope all is well. I was wondering whether it is possible to list a postdoc opening on your blog. We have a large MIT project the involves medical applications, and we are looking for postdocs with some experience in Machine Learning and/or related fields.  Any help in reaching out to suitable candidates will be highly appreciated. I included the announcement below. 

Thanks a lot and happy Holidays.  -Dina
Sure Dina, here it is:


Job Announcement -- Postdoc Position in Machine Learning for Health Sensing

This postdoc position involves working with MIT faculty, MIT students, and medical doctors to develop ML algorithms and software systems to analyze new sensor data and infer disease progression and medication efficacy.  It will build on our prior work on a technology for extracting health metrics by analyzing how human bodies interact with the surrounding wireless signals. The new research will focus on how such new data type can be used in medical applications. In particular, the postdoc will lead a sub-project that deploys this sensor with patients with a particular condition (e.g., Parkinson's), and in collaboration with a medical team and MIT researchers, develop ML algorithms and systems to extract disease markers from the collected data. The research is interdisciplinary; the research outcomes will span ML conferences (ICML, NIPS), wireless system conferences (MobiCom, Sensys), and medical journals.

The position is for a minimum of one year that can be extended to two years. The candidate should have completed (or nearly completed) a PhD in Computer Science, with a focus on machine learning or related fields such as computer vision, speech, or data mining. In particular, expertise in deep neural networks and transfer learning is highly desirable. The candidate should also have expertise in programming and software systems. No medical background is required. Also no background in wireless signals is required. Interested candidates should email Professor Katabi at dk@mit.edu. Please include the word "postdoc2017" in the email title.  
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