MassMutual Graduate Fellowship in Complex Systems and Data Science (PhD)

    • Data Science
    • Vermont, USA
    • Applications have closed

    Website The University of Vermont Complex Systems Center


    MassMutual Graduate Fellowship in Complex Systems and Data Science

    The MassMutual Center of Excellence in Complex Systems and Data Science Graduate Fellowship at University of Vermont offers annual graduate fellowships to students enrolled in the UVM Complex Systems Center’s MS and PhD in Complex Systems and Data Science. These fellowships offer a unique experience for students to tackle real world health and wellness problems that matter most for science, industry, and society.

    Come to beautiful Burlington, Vermont and work in a highly-collaborative, fun, and dynamic research environment. The Vermont Complex Systems Center is a postdisciplinary team of faculty, researchers, and students working at the University of Vermont’s College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences on real-world, data-rich, and meaningful complex systems problems of all kinds.

    This graduate fellowship will be funded by our groundbreaking data science partnership with MassMutual. The MassMutual Center of Excellence for Complex Systems and Data Science will initiate research projects and programs aimed at better understanding human wellness through data analytics, as well as programming to cultivate a strong pipeline of data science talent. This fellowship provides an opportunity to work alongside leading academic researchers and industry partners.

    The initial research projects that will be conducted at the MassMutual Center of Excellence include study in the following areas:

    Longevity and wellness, including the link between physical and financial health and environmental impacts on wellness.
    Algorithmic fairness, accountability and transparency, which will encompass alternative underwriting data, methods for controlling bias and data ethics.
    Measurement methodologies for large scale social systems, covering such topics as macroeconomic events, mortality risk and social cohesion, among others.

    We will be accepting applications for the 2019 MassMutual Graduate Fellows cohort until February 1, 2019 for Fall 2019 Admission, and October 15, 2019 for Spring Admission.

    Eligibility Requirements

    -For PhD Fellowship: a completed Master’s Degree
    -For Master’s Fellowship: a completed Bachelor’s Degree
    -Knowledge of data science and computational tools
    -Ability to work independently
    -Intellectual curiosity and interest in working in a highly-collaborative complex systems science environment

    The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any category legally protected by federal or state law. Applicants are welcome from any region, there are no associated citizenship requirements.

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