Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences calls application for Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychology for a collaborative ongoing project on Machine Commonsense Reasoning, focusing on the origins of human common sense and core knowledge in early development. The department is looking to fill the position in the early Fall. The project involves a collaboration between Harvard, MIT, IBM, and Stanford. The position will primarily be supervised by Drs. Tomer Ullman and Elizabeth Spelke at Harvard, as well as Josh Tenenbaum at MIT.
This grant-funded position will include building models of cognitive development related to intuitive physics, intuitive psychology, and theory acquisition. This project calls for candidates with an expertise in computational cognitive modeling, or research cognitive development, with an interest in strengthening both. Post-docs will have an opportunity to lead projects as well as to interact with a diverse group of experts, as well as access to computational resources, online testing, and administrative support.
Candidates must have the following qualifications to be eligible for Fellowship in Psychology at Harvard University
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The university has ten academic faculties plus the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Arts and Sciences offer to study in a wide range of academic disciplines for undergraduates and for graduates, while the other faculties offer only graduate degrees, mostly professional. Harvard’s alumni include eight U.S. presidents, 188 living billionaires, 369 Rhodes Scholars, and 252 Marshall Scholars.