Fellows carry out independent and novel research in an environment that fosters multi-disciplinary, collaborative work.
We are actively seeking candidates who are recent Ph.D. graduates and have explicit interests in advancing and/or applying data science to other domains.
Prior experience in data science is not required. We look for candidates with the courage and interest to learn a new field, to be part of a select like-minded cohort of fellows, and to help define the field of data science for the long-term future.
We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities.
In collaboration with other schools, centers, and institutes at Columbia, the Data Science Institute also encourages candidates with specific interests in the following areas. Please indicate the area(s) within your cover letter.
*The list below is as of September 18, 2020; please check back in the coming weeks as we confirm additional partnerships.
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Appointments for the third cohort of DSI Fellows start on/around July 1, 2021, with guaranteed funding for two years. In addition to a competitive salary package, DSI Fellows will also be provided with a research expenditure budget of that can be used for conference travel, computing equipment, and/or other research-related costs.
The Data Science Institute is committed to racial equity and justice. Research statements should explicitly state that the project will uphold these values, e.g., stating that the methods used to collect and analyze project data and the project outcomes reported are fair, just, and ethical.
The candidate should identify between two and five names of potential mentors who are current Columbia faculty members. A good place to look for mentors would be the list of DSI faculty affiliates but candidates are welcome to look beyond this list. If you are interested in applying data science to a specific domain, we encourage you identify mentors from both a foundational area (applied mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, machine learning, optimization, statistics, etc.) and a domain area. Using your input, the DSI will ensure the best possible match of mentor(s) for you.
Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible and preferably before December 1, 2020. For the 2021 cohort, the online application is available here. Candidates should begin to prepare the following materials:
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