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MassMutual and UVM Expand Groundbreaking Data Science Partnership

$5 million gift establishes MassMutual Center for Complex Systems and Data Science

Expanding its relationship with the University of Vermont’s (UVM) Complex Systems Center, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) will provide $5 million in funding to further advance study and research in the field of data science and analytics.

The funding, to be provided over five years beginning in 2019, will include the establishment of the MassMutual Center of Excellence for Complex Systems and Data Science, which 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.



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Open Positions


Postdoctoral Fellowships:


  • MassMutual Postdoctoral Fellowship in Algorithmic Fairness

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    MassMutual Postdoctoral Fellowship in Algorithmic Fairness

    The MassMutual Center of Excellence in Complex Systems and Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship in Algorithmic Fairness at the University of Vermont offers early-career scientists a unique experience to tackle open questions related to algorithmic fairness and accountability that are of utmost importance in science, industry, and society. This postdoctoral provides an opportunity to work alongside leading academic researchers and industry partners.

    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 on real-world, data-rich, and meaningful complex systems problems of all kinds.

    This postdoctoral 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.

    The initial research project that will be conducted by the MassMutual Center of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow include study in the following areas: Algorithmic fairness, accountability and transparency, which will encompass the understanding of alternative underwriting data, methods for controlling bias and data ethics.

    We will be accepting applications for the 2019 MassMutual Postdoctoral Fellow until February 25, 2019.

    This 2.5 year long fellowship comes with a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. Expected start date is negotiable, preferred start date is Spring 2019.

    Eligibility Requirements

    -A Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Computational Social Science, Data Science, etc)
    -Exemplary knowledge of data science and computational tools
    -Ability to work independently and lead a research project from the ground-up
    -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.

    Application Requirements

    -Curriculum vitae
    -Cover Letter: stating your research interests and why you feel you would be a good fit for this postdoctoral fellowship (maximum of 3 pages).
    -Three letters of recommendation: letters should come from scholars who are very familiar with your work and who you have collaborated with on an academic research project.

    For additional information please contact juniper.lovato@uvm.edu




PhD Fellowships:


  • MassMutual Doctoral Fellowship in Data Science & Wellness Analytics


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    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.

    For additional information please contact juniper.lovato@uvm.edu




Undergraduate Fellowships:


  • MassMutual Undergraduate Fellowship in Health and Wellness Analytics

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    2019 MassMutual Undergraduate Fellowship in Health and Wellness Analytics

    June- August, 2019
    Burlington, Vermont & Amherst, Massachusetts

    We are very excited to announce the 2019 MassMutual Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Health and Wellness Analytics. We are writing to ask you to help us identify highly-motivated applicants for this unique research experience.

    This undergraduate 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 summer research experience is a ten-week residential program where undergraduate fellows will conduct research projects with two joint mentors, one from the UVM Complex Systems Center and the other from the Data Science team at MassMutual. Fellows will be expected to spend five-weeks in Burlington, Vermont at the University of Vermont with the Complex Systems Center faculty and five-weeks in Amherst, Massachusetts with the MassMutual Data Science team, a unique experience to work in both an academic and industry setting. Research projects that will be conducted through 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.

    Application Deadline: March 5, 2019

    Eligibility: Undergraduates currently enrolled in a degree program leading to a bachelor's degree from any country. Women and minority students are encouraged to apply.

    For additional information or to be notified once applications open please contact juniper.lovato@uvm.edu




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