Assistant Research Professorship Program

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The centerpiece of this Center will be a pool of Assistant Research Professorships, in which there is a cohort of 3 hires per year, each with a 3-year appointment. As part of the Provost’s radical collaborations initiative, Cornell is investing in data science in support of building connections throughout the campus. By creating a rich ecosystem into which new hires can combine their burgeoning activity, Cornell can fully capitalize on its current leading role in this area.

There is an ongoing search to fill these positions, and further details for applying at Assistant Research Professor Application Info.

Assistant Research Professors


Alexander MichudaAleksandr Michuda is an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Data Science for Enterprise and Society. Aleksandr studies how machine learning and big data can be used to solve problems in development economics. He is particularly interested in the role of rideshare applications in transforming the labor market in emerging markets. He has worked with various corporate partners to make rigorous and policy relevant research. He currently has a joint appointment in the Department of Information Science, School of Computing and Information Science and with the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He graduated from UC Davis with a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics.


Assistant Research Professorship Committee


Felix Thoemmes (Chair)

Karen Levy
Information Science

Peter K. Enns

Vrinda Kadayali
SC Johnson College of Business

Marten van Schijndel

Lindsay Anderson
Biological and Environmental Engineering/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Maria Fitzpatrick
Policy and Analysis Management

Samitha Samaranayake
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Yunan Yang

Cristobal Young

Joe Guinness,
Statistics and Data Science