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We're Hiring: 
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantitative Social Science at the Laboratory 

Accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships in quantitative social science (economics, management, psychology and sociology) to facilitate research analyzing the diffusion, criticality, and economic impact of free and open source software (FOSS). LISH, in partnership with the Linux Foundation, works with companies, organizations, and communities involved in the open source ecosystem to determine how to better understand the current state of FOSS in order to foster greater security and sustainability.
Candidates with a background in statistical analysis – particularly working with ‘messy’ data – as well as survey design and execution would be well-suited for this position. Prior experience working with or contributing to open source projects would be desirable, but is not required. Check out more here

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NEW NASA CHALLENGE 

This research is being conducted to learn about crowdsourcing. Specifically, we are interested in learning about the evaluation of complex engineering designs. You will be asked to evaluate designs for a robotic arm. Evaluation will include rating designs for novelty and feasibility as well as overall quality. We expect the evaluation process to take 90 minutes. The evaluations are to be completed individually.
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LISH's new Research Associate: Rachel Mural 
Rachel Mural is a Research Associate at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard. She received her Master of Philosophy in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge in 2020 and her Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Maryland in 2018. During her undergraduate studies, Rachel completed internships with the U.S. Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section, the University of Maryland Center for American Politics and Citizenship, and O’Connell & Dempsey, LLC. Her research interests include the science of science and the relationship between innovation and sustainability.

Crossing Disciplines:
Studying Fairness, Bias, and Inequality in Management and Decision Sciences Research


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Improving deconvolution methods in biology through open innovation competitions: an application to the connectivity map
Andrea Blasco, Ted Natoli, Michael G Endres, Rinat A. Sergeev, Steven Randazzo, Jin H. Pail, N J Maximillian Macaluso, Rajiv Narayan, Xiadong Lu, David Peck, Karim R Lakhani, Aravind Subramanian

Motivation

Do machine learning methods improve standard deconvolution techniques for gene expression data? This article uses a unique new dataset combined with an open innovation competition to evaluate a wide range of approaches developed by 294 competitors from 20 countries. The competition’s objective was to address a deconvolution problem critical to analyzing genetic perturbations from the Connectivity Map. The issue consists of separating gene expression of individual genes from raw measurements obtained from gene pairs. We evaluated the outcomes using ground-truth data (direct measurements for single genes) obtained from the same samples. Read more


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