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Post-Doctoral Associate

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The Software and Socital Systems Department(S3D), in the School of Computer Science, at Carnegie Mellon University is looking for a Post-Doctoral Associate for an NSF-funded reseach project on accountabilty in open source software. Since open source software provides the digital infrastructure for the vast majority of today's applications and services, questions of accountability have far-reaching importance. Understanding how open source developers think about their rights and obligations is critical to getting insight into how communities identify and engage with stakeholders to uncover, prioritize, and address their needs.

The successfule candidate will play a leading role in developing and carrying out interviews, surveys, and text analysis to address the project's research questions. We anticipate producing papers for top conferences in computer science style venues(e.g., ICSE, FSE, CHI, CSCW) as well as more comprehensive submissiuons geared toward journals in management, information systems, operations, and/or economics. The candidate will author papers, give talks at conferences, and mentor PhD students.

The project PI's are from Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science(Bogdan Vasilescu and Jim Herbsleb) and the Univerity of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business(Narayan Ramasubbu).


PhD in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.

Have a background in software engineering and interest in open souce software communities.

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