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Researcher on Urban Stimulation at George Mason University, USA

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City: Fairfax, Virginia
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Jobs at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Urban Stimulation under the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science

About George Mason University

George Mason University (GMU) is a public research university in Fairfax, Virginia. Mason began as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1956 and later became an independent institution in 1972. It is the largest four-year public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition to that, Mason faculty have twice won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. Mason offers undergraduate, master’s, law, and doctoral degrees.

About position

The university is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Urban Stimulation of Geographic Science. The position holder needs to contribute to the project that is already running from Spring 2018.

In particular, the incumbent will be performing the following tasks to aid the research project

  •  Design, development, and refinement of an agent-based simulation framework of urban areas.
  • Also, implement more complex agent logic efficiently, thus allowing more agents to make more complex decisions.
  • Find shortest paths between locations, and interact with their simulated world.
  • Supervise graduate-level research assistants. Similarly, collaborate with fellow scholars, and promote the department’s accomplishments through publications.
  • Giving presentations, and participation in other public events.


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, modeling and stimulation, or equivalent qualification in a closely related field. In addition to that, experience with Agent-Based Modeling and social science simulation.
  • Excellent written communication skills demonstrated by prior publications; and
  • Also, track record that demonstrates the ability to work well with interdisciplinary research teams.
  • Furthermore, programming skills in Java will be an asset.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline26 July,2019
Company NameGeorge Mason University
CityFairfax, Virginia



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