[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Research Associate Position in Data Visualization

Nam Wook Kim nam.wook.kim at bc.edu
Fri Sep 24 21:51:40 CEST 2021

Dear colleagues,

I am looking for research associates in data visualization. Please find
more details below or in this application link
I appreciate it if you forward this to other relevant channels including
recently graduated or graduating undergraduates and master students.

Kind Regards,
Nam Wook Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
Boston College
Website: https://www.namwkim.org/

The Computer Science department at Boston College invites applications for
a full-time or part-time research associate position in visualization
and human-computer
interaction. The candidate will be sponsored by and work under the
supervision of Dr. Nam Wook Kim <https://www.namwkim.org/>. The candidate
will conduct original research on topic areas that are agreed upon by the
candidate and the supervisor. Example topic areas include but are not
limited to:


   Systems and techniques for data-driven, explorable explanations

   Intelligent and collaborative support for data exploration and

   Perception & cognition principles for visualization

   Multimodal interaction (Pen+Touch/AR/VR) for immersive data experiences

   Inclusive/accessible visual data communication

   Visualization applications for creativity, social computing, civic
   engagement, etc.

The candidate is encouraged to publish at top venues in visualization and
human-computer interaction, such as VIS, CHI, UIST, and CSCW.
Starting Date

The position begins upon the availability of the candidate. Upon receiving
an informal offer from the supervisor, it will take additional time to
process the formal hiring process. The duration will be flexible for three
or more months, while renewable for additional months with budget and
performance allowing.

The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in
Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field. Prior research
experience is desired. Depending on the type of research that the candidate
will conduct as part of this position, one or more of the following
technical skills are required:


   Prototyping and development skills (e.g., React, D3, Vega-lite, and

   Qualitative and quantitative research skills (e.g., interviews and data

   Applied machine learning (e.g., intelligent agents and recommendation

How to Apply

Please submit your application here: Application form

Required Materials:


   Cover letter describing the candidate’s interest and suitability for the

   Curriculum vitae

Compensation includes a stipend commensurate with experience and education
with additional funds for travel and research support. If full-time, the
candidate will have an option to have a complete benefits


Please forward any questions to Nam Wook Kim (Email: nam.wook.kim at bc.edu)

About Boston College

Boston College is a tier-1 research university located in the Boston area,
a historic place full of cultural and educational experiences (e.g., Boston
Symphony Orchestra and Museum of Fine Arts). The Greater Boston area has a
strong visualization and human-computer interaction community consisting of
a myriad of academic and industrial research institutions and tech

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does
not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including
disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC
supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the
Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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