Positions Available in my Group
You may also want to look at "Propsective Students" on my FAQ page, which covers how to apply and what sorts of students I'm interested in.
If you're a US citizen, I'd like to at some point host a student under this program on AI explainability, bandit algorithms for polling, or detecting disinformation. Get in touch to submit a proposal together!
We may have an opening for looking at game playing and the language of deception pending available funding as a part of the SHADE project.
Consider applying to the joint MPI-UMD program (Vor allem, wenn Sie einen Bachelor-Abschluss aus Deutschland oder Europa haben).
I am generally not looking for graduate students for Fall 2024. However, I'm looking for a PhD student who is interested in the relationship between the trivia community and the machine learning community to look at questions like "how does preventing cheating in online quiz bowl tournaments create adversarial examples for machine learning algorithms". This does not have to be someone who is a programming guru. This would likely be in the iSchool, not computer science (but it could be in CS if you have the appropriate math/CS background). The ideal candidate would be:
- Someone who is active and respected in trivia community
- Someone who can run large / complicated trivia tournaments
- Someone respected in the trivia community
- Someone interested in sociology and/or education (undergrad degree in sociology, education, psychology, history, cultural studies)
- Someone who is an excellent writer
- Someone willing to learn how to program to do basic machine learning / statistics analysis
- Someone interested in a sociological anlysis of research fields (e.g., researchers who make question answering systems) and common interest communities (e.g., trivia nerds)