June 15, 2016

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Opportunities for Modelers, Programmers, and Developers to Impact National Security

Research, policy, and practice of International Security requires grappling with increasing complexity. FB-MEETThis presents an amazing opportunity for modelers, programmers, and developers to apply their unique skill sets in support of international security. As Complex Adaptive Systems has become more widespread, so have new methods for investigating areas formerly restricted to data analysis or qualitative studies. LUCAS, is a computational lab that is bi-located at Duke University and Ft. Bragg. It combines the academic power of the Social Science Triangle Institute for Security Studies, the National Defense University Joint Special Operations Master of Arts program, and Special Operations practitioners. We are looking for physicists, mathematicians, modelers, programmers, and developers who are interested in applying their skills in a unique way, in a unique environment, working with a  very unique team.

LUCAS uses multiple and mixed methods to investigate problems of international security. The complexity of the world around us argues for computational and formal methods. But very few of these alone suffice. At LUCAS we are interested in developing algorithmic, formal and hybrid models of social processes. Working with LUCAS, therefore, not only affords an opportunity to applythese skills, it affords an opportunity to contribute to both security and computational literature, while impacting international security.

LUCAS is looking for research interns and collaborators

LUCAS is a great place to do international security research, work with ambitious students and practitioners, and learn new methods. We are seeking student researchers, computer programmers, and collaborators interested in international security or with a background in computational methods to join our team on a semester or annual basis. Below are a few ways you can work with us.  Students interested in internships should contact Lab Director Dr. Tony Rivera at WAR10 (at) duke.edu.

We work with students to get their work published and fund student travel for research and conference participation.

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