Carnegie Mellon University

Center for Informed Democracy & Social - cybersecurity (IDeaS)

CMU's center for disinformation, hate speech and extremism online

IDeaS Center for Informed Democracy & Social-cybersecurity

2022 Postdoc Search

Carnegie Mellon University: School of Computer Science: Institute for Software Research


Pittsburgh, PA

Open Date
Feb 02, 2022

The Center for Informed Democracy and Social-cybersecurity at Carnegie Mellon University is interested in hiring a Post-Doc   The successful applicant will work with Dr. Kathleen M. Carley and her team assessing foreign adversary activity in elections across the globe.  This will involve processing huge data sets of social media data from multiple platforms, utilizing ORA for network analytics and the BEND tools for influence campaigns.  Other activities to include: network analysis of influence campaigns, writing up research results in papers for publication, attendance at and presentation in group meetings, and working with undergraduates and master's students.




Must have a PhD in Data Science, Computer Science, Computational Social Science or a related field.

Required skills:

Familiarity with social network analysis.
Familiarity with basic statistics - such as regression, and contingency tables.

Excellent ability to write in English.  Previously published research paper.


Desired skills:

Ability to program in Python.

Experience working with a terabyte of data.

Experience with Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, or YouTube data.


Application Instructions

provide CV/Resume

Research statements.