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[AUDITORY] Post-doctoral research position at NYU

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New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) and the Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL) invite applications for a post-doctoral position in cyberphysical systems’ research and development involving large-scale capture, analysis, classification, retrieval, and visualization of urban noise.

These research activities form part of an interdisciplinary initiative, integrating MARL’s Citygram project, that aims to: (a) design and deploy large-scale remote sensing networks that capture spatio-acoustic properties of NYC's metropolitan area in real-time; (b) design systems for automatic sound identification; (c) develop tools for both mining existing databases and collecting new noise complaints and associated acoustic events; and (d) provide an online exploration/research hub for spatio-acoustic “big data” access, navigation, and visualization. Research results will enable deeper understanding of the NYC noise problem and thus inform effective public policy. Main areas of research include: wireless sensor networks; soundfield capture, analysis and classification; and visualization of spatio-acoustic properties with a focus on urban noise.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a track record of research and publication in several of the following areas: audio signal processing, sound and music computing, mobile computing, machine learning, data mining, spatial audio, and information retrieval, and should have completed (or be close to completing) their doctoral degree in a relevant field. Excellent signal processing and programming skills are essential. Experience in acoustic ecology will be advantageous.

The position is for 2 years (subject to good research progress) at a salary of $60,000/year, including health benefits, plus $3,000 in travel costs. The successful candidate will be based at the CUSP research center and will closely work with a multidisciplinary team including NYU faculty members Drs. Tae Hong Park, Claudio Silva, Juan Pablo Bello, R. Luke DuBois, and Agnieszka Roginska. The position will preferably start by September 2013.

Please email inquiries and application materials to Dr. Tae Hong Park (thp1@xxxxxxx). Application should include a letter of intent, full CV including a list of publications, and the names/email addresses of 3 references. We will start reviewing applications immediately and until the position has been filled. For more information on CUSP and MARL please visit:


New York University is an equal opportunity employer.

Juan Pablo Bello
Associate Professor, Music Technology
Co-director of Doctoral Studies, MPAP
New York University