Job: Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center Lab Assistant

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Ivan Allen College’s DILAC (Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center) is looking to hire several part-time undergraduate lab assistants for the Fall 2017 semester, with the possibility of continued work in Spring and/or Summer 2018. DILAC is housed in a new humanities maker space on the third floor of Skiles. More information at: http://dilac.iac.gatech.edu.

Students will work 5-10 hours a week at a rate of $15/hour. Positions are available for students with experience in the following areas:

 

Statistical Analysis, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning

DILAC is looking to hire an undergraduate with experience in statistical analysis, natural language processing, and/or machine learning to assist in ongoing faculty-directed research, and to support students and faculty who require assistance in applying such techniques in their work. The research projects include corpus-scale topic modeling and natural language processing, data management and statistical analysis, and the development of an interface for visualizing the results of such analysis. Web-based documentation of these projects may be involved, depending on skill set.

Duties include:

• Designing and implementing statistical models and other machine learning techniques using existing software libraries

• Employing stats-based techniques to analyze the results of prior computational analysis

• Assisting students and faculty with new stats-based and/or machine learning projects

• Contributing to project documentation

Requirements

• Excellent programming skills (Python and/or R preferred)

• Strong knowledge of statistics and/or stats-based machine learning techniques

* Coursework in statistics, machine learning, and/or computational linguistics

• Interest in digital humanities

 

Data Visualization / Front-End Development (JavaScript, Python and/or R)

DILAC is looking to hire an undergraduate with experience in JavaScript, Python, and/or R to assist in ongoing faculty-directed research involving data visualization, and to support students and faculty who wish to implement custom data visualization projects. The focus of the current research project is a corpus-scale, quantitative analysis of nineteenth-century American literature.  Additional tasks involving front-end development and/or scripting will be introduced over the course of the semester.

Duties include:

• Designing and implementing data visualizations and other tasks involving web programming and/or scripting

• Assisting students and faculty with the design and implementation of the above

• Contributing to project documentation

Requirements

• Strong knowledge of JavaScript, Python and/or R (knowledge of D3 and/or ggplot preferred)

• Strong data visualization and/or interaction design skills

• Interest in digital humanities projects

• Coursework in information visualization, human-computer interaction, and/or interaction design

 

Unity Development

DILAC is looking to hire an undergraduate with experience in Unity to assist in ongoing faculty-directed research, and to support students and faculty who wish to learn more about Unity, virtual reality, and related areas.

Duties include:

• Helping to develop faculty projects involving Unity

• Advising students and faculty on their Unity-based projects

• Teaching individuals and small groups about Unity

Requirements

• Prior experience with Unity (VR experience preferred)

• Excellent programming skills

* Coursework in games, VR, human-computer interaction, and/or interaction design

• Interest in digital humanities

 

Games Research and Development

DILAC is looking to hire an undergraduate with an interest in games and/or experience with Twine to assist in ongoing faculty-directed research, and to support students and faculty who wish to learn more about Twine and related game-making tools. The focus of the research project is interactive storytelling. The work will include both research into interactive storytelling, and the design and development of a Twine-based interface for exploring the results of this research.

Duties include:

• Researching examples of interactive narrative

• Developing classification schemes (and potentially a database) for these examples

• Designing and developing a Twine-based interface for exploring these examples

• Advising students and faculty on new Twine-based projects and related game-making tools

Requirements

• Prior experience with Twine

• Excellent programming skills

* Coursework in games, human-computer interaction, and/or interaction design

• Interest in digital humanities