June 25, 2014
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is seeking a
postdoctoral researcher to work with three faculty members in the
departments of MAE, Music and the Program in Dance on a new research project
on dynamic social networks and design at the intersection of control and
robotics, dance, and music. The goal of the project is to explore
artistically and scientifically how rules of interaction and response within
a network of dancers, musicians, and automata, with multiple sensing
modalities and a combination of prescribed and individualized choices and
dynamics, yield complex emergent collective behavior of the ensemble. The
project will build on the existing work of Flock Logic, an investigation of
the emergent dynamics of a group of dancers moving together according to
rules used to model flocking behavior (see
assume a central, creative role in the research project.
Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field of engineering, science, or
mathematics with expertise in one or more of the following: control,
robotics, network dynamics, collective animal or human behavior.
Evidence of strong interest and some experience in dance and/or music.
This is a one year term position renewable depending upon available funding
and satisfactory performance. This position is subject to the University’s
background check policy.
Candidates should be available to begin sometime after the project start
date of September 1, 2014 and ideally no later than January 1, 2015.
Interested candidates must apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu
(requisition # 1400397) and submit a cover letter, CV, research statement
and the name and contact information of three references using the ‘Other
link. Email or postal mail applications will not be considered.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by law.