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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Multiple Smart Cities Postdoctoral Positions at NYU CUSP

Ludovic Righetti-2
Dear colleagues,

New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), part
of NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, invites applications for Smart
Cities Postdoctoral Associates (cf. full description below). We seek
applicants with a strong record of interdisciplinary work in developing
and applying concepts and methods from science, technology, computing
(including, but not limited to, machine learning and data science),
engineering, and applied mathematics in the service of urban communities
across the globe.

While the call is broad, robotics is among the disciplines of interest.
NYU values equity, diversity, and inclusion and especially encourages
candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

best regards

Deadline: January 31st, 2021
Details and application link: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apply.interfolio.com/81285__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!6aLLePvxNEHo5HmaAKJoIECxxqYhAjczKMTMQDB6dpHdzoYqu6j65hpOo-SWcOqlcKZQ3Gvu$ 

New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress
(https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://cusp.nyu.edu/__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!6aLLePvxNEHo5HmaAKJoIECxxqYhAjczKMTMQDB6dpHdzoYqu6j65hpOo-SWcOqlcMyeDz1j$ ) is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated
to the application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
in the service of urban communities across the globe. Using New York
City as our laboratory and classroom, we strive to develop novel data-
and technology-driven solutions for complex urban problems. CUSP’s
research and educational initiatives seek to improve city services;
optimize decision-making by local governments; create smart urban
infrastructures; address challenging urban issues such as crime,
environmental pollution and public health; and inspire urban citizens to
improve their quality of life.

We seek postdoctoral researcher applicants with a strong academic record
to join CUSP and advance the mission stated above. Successful applicants
are expected to work on interdisciplinary projects that contribute to
methods development and foundational knowledge in their core
disciplines, as well as to novel data- and technology-driven
applications. Applicants from groups that are traditionally
underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply, as are those
with unconventional career paths and backgrounds who are eager to
contribute to CUSP's mission. Ideal candidates should meet the following

- Evidence of, or strong interest in, conducting broad interdisciplinary
research across physical and natural sciences, computer and data
science, the social sciences, and/or engineering with urban and social
progress applications.
- Strong communication skills
- Strong record of publication
- Experience and/or interest in mentoring graduate and undergraduate
- Record of, or interest in, activities to engage underrepresented
groups in the field
- Interest in grant writing and establishing a record of externally
funded research
- Outreach experience (with stakeholders, city agencies, community) and
transitioning research into practice is encouraged, but not required.

Applicants must identify at least two CUSP affiliated faculty members
(https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://cusp.nyu.edu/people/faculty/__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!6aLLePvxNEHo5HmaAKJoIECxxqYhAjczKMTMQDB6dpHdzoYqu6j65hpOo-SWcOqlcMeQHKWM$ ) who would serve as mentors;
proposed research must span areas of expertise. Successful applicants
will be expected to start new projects and collaborations and/or engage
in existing projects with sponsoring faculty. We encourage applications
in a wide range of areas of specialization, including but not limited to:

- Urban machine learning, data science, and AI (e.g., computer vision,
photogrammetry, remote sensing)
- Robotics with potential urban applications (e.g., autonomous
transportation, automation in urban areas, urban navigation and
mobility, infrastructure management, human-robot interaction)
- Smart mobility and emerging transportation safety solutions
- Cyber-security and privacy in smart cities and critical infrastructure
(e.g., communication, energy and transportation systems)
- Improving city and urban infrastructure operations and governance
through data and multimedia technology (including data management,
curation, integration, AR/VR, visualization, and analytics)
- The intersection of urban infrastructure systems and technology with
social justice, environmental justice, and equity
- Environmental sensing/sensor development for urban applications; urban
Internet of Things
- Data analytics for environmental engineering design and decision
making in urban environments (e.g., water/wastewater quality and
infrastructure, air quality, energy and climate, sustainability)
- Smart infrastructure modeling and operations (e.g., sensing, energy
efficiency, 3D modeling and data analytics)
- Smart and connected health
- Resilience of urban centers to natural hazards (earthquakes,
hurricanes, wildfires, pandemics), including climate change mitigation
and adaptation
- Additional topics at the intersection between these and other relevant
areas of research in the smart cities and urban science domains.

Smart Cities Postdoctoral Associates are full-time, non-tenured
positions for two years, with annual appointments renewed based on
satisfactory performance. The positions will be based at CUSP’s state of
the art facility in Brooklyn. The starting salary is $75k/year with
competitive benefits, plus funds for travel and professional
development. The tentative start date is September 1, 2021.

Responsibilities: Conduct groundbreaking research both independently and
as part of interdisciplinary teams; contribute to existing projects
under the supervision of sponsoring faculty, and start new projects and
research collaborations as appropriate; participate in the development
of funded research proposals; build bridges between CUSP and
other Tandon/NYU labs, groups, and centers; publish in top venues in
smart cities, urban science, and/or their fields of specialization;
contribute to scholarly life at CUSP through the organization of
seminars, mentoring of students and other service; and teach (or
co-teach) one course per academic year.

Instructions to apply: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apply.interfolio.com/81285__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!6aLLePvxNEHo5HmaAKJoIECxxqYhAjczKMTMQDB6dpHdzoYqu6j65hpOo-SWcOqlcKZQ3Gvu$ 

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