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Fwd: Doctoral Fellowship in Boston City Hall

From: Maximilian Schich <maximilian@schich.info>
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 15:29:31 -0500
Message-ID: <4EF3932B.3060003@schich.info>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
CC: david lazer <davelazer@gmail.com>, public-lod@w3.org
This is probably interesting for the linked open data and semantic web 
communities:
A doctoral fellowship in Boston City Hall to create "two-way 'data 
pipelines' that give researchers easier access to public data and public 
officials easier access to academic analyses of key issues."

Best, Max

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Subject: 	Doctoral Fellowship in Boston City Hall
Date: 	Thu, 22 Dec 2011 15:19:26 -0500
From: 	david lazer <davelazer@gmail.com>
Reply-To: 	barabasilab@googlegroups.com
To: 	lazer-lab@googlegroups.com, lazer-mobs 
<lazer-mobs@googlegroups.com>, barabasilab@googlegroups.com



not sure if anyone on these lists would be interested in this, but
some of you may be one degree removed from someone who would be a good
fit.

dl

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Doctoral Fellowship in Boston City Hall

Application Deadline: January 1, 2012

The Harvard Boston Research Initiative, in conjunction with the City
of Boston, is
seeking applicants for a part-time graduate fellowship running from
February 1, 2012
through August 31, 2012. The fellowship is funded by the Radcliffe Institute for
Advanced Study at Harvard University, but doctoral students from any
school in the
greater Boston area with strong skills in data management and
analysis, and an interest
in computational social science are encouraged to apply.

Fellows will work 15-25 hours/week, mainly at Boston City Hall, and
will be paid $20/
hour. While at City Hall, fellows will spend much of their time
working closely with a
team of policy makers and researchers interested in using new types of
data to carry
out analyses that can improve both public policy and scholarship about key urban
issues. The fellow’s main responsibilities will be:

Identifying available data on Boston from private and public sources;
Preparing that data for large-scale analysis;
Developing techniques for linking data sets; and
Exploring patterns in the data that might inform policy making or scholarship.

Applicants for the fellowship should email the following materials to
HBRI Project
Coordinator Dan O’Brien at hbri@radcliffe.edu:

A cover letter of describing why the applicant is a good fit for the position
A current curriculum vitae.
Contact information of the applicant’s current advisor(s).

Applications are due by 5 pm on January 1, 2012. The fellow will be announced by
January 15.

About the Harvard Boston Research Initiative

The Harvard Boston Research Initiative (HBRI) seeks to spur mutually
beneficial city-
university research relationships in both the City of Boston and the
Greater Boston
region. HBRI is led by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in
close collaboration
with Harvard’s Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and the City of
Boston. It focuses
on three strategies for achieving its goals: providing opportunities
for scholars and
students to collaborate with public officials; creating two-way “data
pipelines” that give
researchers easier access to public data and public officials easier
access to academic
analyses of key issues; and developing mechanisms to bring together researchers,
policymakers, and practitioners, ensuring that they might learn from
each other’s efforts.
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