The NYU Center for Social Media and Politics studies the influence of social media on politics, and develops new and innovative ways to measure such influence. Postdocs work on projects that could include: analyzing the behavior of bots in elections, working with survey data merged with respondents’ social media behavior, analyzing Facebook data made available through the Social Science One program, identifying which users are most influential in online networks, examining the impact of YouTube and other sites on news consumption of individuals, the spread of disinformation through social media platforms, and studying how and what individuals learn from social media during the 2020 U.S. election campaign.
We are looking for a postdoc with a strong research background and advanced technical skills. Experience with research in one or more of the following areas is desirable: active learning, deep learning, or machine learning. A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, or a social science field with a background in machine learning and data science is required.