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Join the CRCS Lab

The Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral fellows for the 2022-2023 academic year. CRCS provides postdoctoral fellows with an annual salary plus travel and research funding to allow them to engage in independent research. Fellows spend up to two years at CRCS. We seek computer science researchers who are passionate about conservation and public health topics and have a demonstrated interest in connecting their research agenda with societal issues. CRCS offers postdoctoral fellows numerous opportunities to engage with Harvard faculty, students, and scholars in computer science and other disciplines, including the CRCS lunch seminar series, professional development panels, informal CRCS lunches, and other research group meetings.

Click here to read more and to apply.

CRCS invites applications from Ph.D. students in computer science and public health to participate in the 2022 fellowship program. Students from a wide range of disciplines interested in research at the interface of computing and society are encouraged to apply. All Ph.D. students from institutions across the world, including those based outside of the United States, are eligible for this fellowship.

The program will provide fellows with an opportunity to conduct computational research, including in public health, socio-economic inequality, bias and discrimination, sustainability and conservation. Fellows will have an opportunity to collaborate with CRCS affiliated faculty, other faculty across the University -- such as at The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE) or Harvard Global Health Institute  (HGHI) -- current and visiting students and postdoctoral fellows at SEAS, and domain experts, including local organizations and partners. The fellowship program will provide participants with opportunities to learn about one another’s work as well as the work of other members of the University through a seminar series and socials in the Cambridge and Boston area.

Click here to read more and to apply.

Stay tuned for other opportunities for undergraduate and masters level students to engage with CRCS. 


Become a Collaborator 

CRCS is looking for academic and community partners who can provide subject matter expertise in conservation or public health. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities for collaboration or have a project in mind, please reach out!


Academic Research Partners

CRCS welcomes academic researchers to collaborate on conservation and public health projects.  Ideal partners are enthusiastic, curious, and have subject matter expertise to share. No computational expertise is required. We are looking for partners who have data that may be shared or the time and budget to collect and share data with appropriate safeguards and permissions in place. If you have questions about whether AI is appropriate for your work, we are happy to discuss and brainstorm. 


Community Partners

CRCS is excited to work with partners from organizations not traditionally included in academic or computational research. Individuals acting as partners to CRCS researchers may be involved in shaping collaborative projects and can take an active role in the development and implementation of research. We are looking for organizations and groups that have experience working on social impact at the community level and would be delighted to have a conversation about your work, needs, and opportunities to work together to use AI to make a difference. 

Click here to submit your proposal to partner with CRCS. Please be sure to note “Collaboration” in the subject line.


Come to Our Events

Whether you are a current CRCS affiliate, Harvard researcher or community member interested in collaborating with CRCS, please join us at one of our events! Visit our Events page [when we create a landing page] and calendar to see our lineup.

You can also watch past CRCS events on our Harvard CRCS YouTube channel where you can subscribe to watch our latest videos. Also, stay tuned on Twitter to follow CRCS events!

If you would like to give a talk with CRCS, you can also click here to submit an abstract.