SNRG OPENING # 16013 Network Data Mining Software Developer

Faculty Advisor
Bilal Khan
Contact Email
Additional Faculty
Kirk Dombrowksi
Potential UCARE Research Position?
Start Date
10/1/2016 but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid or via UCARE
Paid Rate
Hours Per Week
Acceptable Undergraduate Majors
Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Sociology, Psychology, Engineering, Art and Art History, Music, Business

SNRG OPENING # 16013 Network Data Mining Software Developer

We seek a junior researcher/programmer to develop software that will be used to analyze the social networks data collected.  The project’s novel approach analyzes data that subjects voluntarily provide on /potential/ relationships between /others/ in their community, rather than asking them about their /own/ relationships.  (Developing the software to collect the social network data is a separate project: SNRG project #16012).

 The project mentor will guide the student in building the software using industry APIs and following modern software design patterns, methodologies and architectures – all within a group context; the software could thus be a valuable “portfolio piece” for a student seeking to go into industry post their studies at UNL.  Once developed, the software will have immediate applicability to ongoing quantitative social science research projects funded by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health; the project thus also presents the opportunity to contribute to anticipated publications, of potential value to students seeking to strengthen their graduate school applications.

 Minimally, the applicant must have prior experience writing procedural and object-oriented programs in Java or C# in the context of coursework or independent projects.  The ideal candidate will a strong interest and/or experience with one or more of the following: mathematical analysis, graph theory, networks, algorithms, data structures, machine learning, UX design and testing, third-party APIs, writing analytic software, and sociological research.

 Interested undergraduate students, please fill out application form at and send a resume and cover letter to Bilal Khan (

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