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The Connected Experiences (Cx) Lab at Cornell Tech (Cornell University’s new campus in New York City) is hiring a postdoctoral researcher to work on projects that apply machine learning, natural language processing and other advanced computation and analysis techniques to novel topics in online content. You will be working with Mor Naaman and Deborah Estrin as well as other faculty in the Cx Lab and our collaborators at Verizon and Yahoo.

Specifically, potential projects will focus on one of the following two areas that represent active collaborations between the Cx lab and the Yahoo Research team:

  • Podcast understanding, with potential projects involving recommendations, retrieval, classification and modeling of podcast content.

  • Quality of information from social media and news, with potential projects involving tracking and analyzing misinformation and its effect, exposure to extreme or biased content, and trust and credibility of online content.


The collaborative nature of the projects will allow you to interact with both Cornell Tech faculty and Yahoo Research staff, and ideally lead to both conceptual and fundamental contributions as well as practical product-driven innovation. Ambitious projects could lead to use of data or collaborations around potential products with our Yahoo partners.

Start date: Flexible, but as soon as possible

Duration: 1 year appointment with potential for renewal

Location: The Cornell Tech campus in New York City

Experience and Qualifications

  • A PhD in computer science, information science, electrical engineering or related fields

  • [required] Experience with large-scale data analysis

  • [recommended] Expertise in machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing

  • [recommended, for podcasts] Experience in signal processing and audio feature representation


To Apply

Please send the following to

  • Your CV

  • Names and emails of three or more references

  • A paragraph about why you’re interested in this position and what you’d like to work on


Applications will be considered beginning on March 1st, and will continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email We highly encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Visa sponsorship is available.

About Us


The Connected Experiences (Cx) Laboratory is a Cornell Tech-based partnership between Cornell Tech, Technion, and Verizon Media Group. The Cx lab is a diverse team of faculty and students with backgrounds in HCI, social computing, systems, computer vision, and more. You can read more about our work at


Cornell Tech is Cornell University's New York City-based technology and innovation campus. Combining the research strengths of a university with the innovative environment of NYC, Cornell Tech is a home for digital pioneers—those of the conviction that pragmatic, purpose-driven research spurs relevant and valuable progress. Cornell Tech focuses on creating pioneering leaders and technologies for the digital age, through research, technology commercialization, and graduate-level education at the professional masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels.  To learn more, visit the Cornell Tech website.


Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage.  We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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