The postdoc should be experienced in technical human-computer interaction research, ideally demonstrated by a set of significant publications in the ACM CHI, UIST, or EICS communities. Notably, you don’t have to be experienced in AR/VR and you don’t need to have a Computer Science background to work with Michael and the lab.
Please refer to the information on the Computing Innovations Fellows web site about the application process but be sure to reach out to Michael first via email if you are planning on submitting an application.
More about the CIFelows program
The Computing Innovation Fellows Program is open to researchers whose work falls under the umbrella of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Computing and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate. This includes PhD graduates who are planning a career in academia either as a research scientist or in a faculty position. This effort takes inspiration from CRA/CCC’s NSF-funded Computing Innovation Fellows Programs with cohorts starting 2009, 2010, and 2011, CRA’s Best Practices Memo on Computer Science Postdocs and the Computing Innovation Fellows 2020 Project.
CIFellows 2021 awardees will receive a two year postdoctoral opportunity in computing, with cohort activities to support career development and community building. Realizing there are still many unknowns with the pandemic and that situations are different across the nation, there will be some flexibility in the program.
Applications are due around early May 2021, with decisions being made by July 1, 2021 for positions beginning this fall or next winter. Please check the website (https://cifellows2021.org) regularly for application requirements and submission details.