Currently Available Positions
Postdoctoral Fellow on NSF Grant (located at UNCC) (currently filled)
A Postdoctoral Fellow, located in the Computer Science Department in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is being sought to work on the NSF-funded 3-year project The Innovation Cycle of Engineering Design Teams: Computational Modeling Using Situated Social Cognitive Agents. The one sentence summary of the project is: "This research brings together previous research by Dr Gero on situated social cognitive agents, creative production and consumer evaluations of products into a novel framework of innovation cycles of engineering design teams". This is an exciting, novel application of agent-based modelling to tough problems associated with changing value systems of agents. The system is likely to be the foundation for further projects.
A PhD in computational social science, computer science, cognitive science or similar, with a background in agent-based modelling is required. Some familiarity with cognitive science would be an advantage.
Research Assistant (Part-Time) in Cognitive Computing (located at UNCC) (currently filled)
A part-time research assistant is being sought to work on developing and implementing cognitive agents in the study of teams. The position is available for up to 20 hours/week both during semester and, if desired, over the summer. You will join an National Science Foundation funded project at the cutting edge of cognitive computing involving agents with situated social cognition. Experience in ABM is desirable.
Research Assistant (Part-Time) in Design Cognition (located at UNCC) (currently filled)
A part-time research assistant is being sought to work on coding protocols of designers. The position is available for up to 20 hours/week both during semester and, if desired, over the summer. You will join a team of researchers studying design cognition as part of a number National Science Foundation funded projects. One project is a study on the effects of interruptions on the cognition of software design students as they design. Another is a study of the cognition of high school students as they design. A third is a study on the differences in design cognition of professional and student designers. A background in cognitive science or applied psychology and/or design would be an advantage.
A large number of videos will be recorded, which need to be coded and analyzed using techniques developed by Dr Gero. This is an opportunity to join a multidisciplinary research team on exciting projects.
Research Assistant (Hourly) to assist with Research Workshops (located at UNCC) (currenty filled)
An hourly research assistant is being sought to assist with the running of research workshops and conferences . The position requires skills in website management (including php), research paper formatting and minor editing in Word and in the management of a large number of contributions. The research assistant needs to have good English to be able to assist with the editing. The position is available immediately.