Information Flow and IT Support Committee Chair Xian Du


     Set up efficient communication and publicity systems

     Maintain an up-to-date internet site of resources and information

     Establish consistency and continuity in the mission, organization, and conduct of the PDA


Our committee has daily management work as follows. We have duties to manage the Facebook and LinkedIn MIT postdoc groups, and PDA-related mailing lists including pda-www, pda-officers, pda-fpac, and pda-all. We manage the MIT-PDA website. We post the updated information for MIT-postdocs, including MIT-postdoc activities, postdoc career development and new job positions, and resources for MIT-postdocs. We also need to maintain the web page for each PDA committee. We update postdoc-related events in the PDA events calendar, and inform postdocs upcoming events in time.

In addition, we are renovating the PDA website gradually. The renovation includes the web design, and improvement of content management. The new construction of the website will facilitate the news and events updating dynamically. The new web structure shall let the MIT-postdocs acquire information efficiently and sufficiently.

Looking for volunteers:

We look for members to construct the PDA website, and manage the web content. Your assistant will help MIT postdocs stay in a more convenient virtual environment.


Xian Du is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Laboratory of Manufacturing and Productivity. He obtained his PhD at the National University of Singapore.