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(Closed: 2021-03) Research Engineer / Scientist: Multi-modal Human-Agent Interaction

31 Mar 2021

Now closed.

18 Feb 2020

At the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, we are actively looking for research engineers / research scientists to work with. If you are interested in the following position, please send your CV with education/employment history to Kotaro Hara (kotarohara@smu.edu.sg). In addition, you could send materials such as reference letters, previously published conference papers, link to open-source projects that you contributed, and blog posts that describe your mini-projects.

The Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will design, develop, and evaluate novel multi-modal human-agent interaction methods. S/he will use computer vision (CV) and natural language processing (NLP) technologies to design a natural and conversational method to facilitate interaction between a human and an autonomous agent. The candidate will be part of an active research team led by PI Prof. Jing Jiang and Co-PIs Prof. Archan Misra and Prof. Kotaro Hara. Though the research team will work closely together, Prof. Kotaro Hara will directly work with the candidate.

Candidate’s core job responsibilities are:

  1. Conducting an iterative user-centered design of CV- and NLP-based natural and conversational interaction methods
  2. Evaluating the effectiveness of the novel interaction methods through a series of user studies and quantitative/qualitative analyses
  3. Reporting the results of the evaluation and planning research directions
  4. (Optionally,) summarizing the research results and writing academic papers

Academic Qualifications

For research engineers,

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s or Master's in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or closely related disciplines from a reputable institution of higher learning
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant research experience in Human-Computer Interaction, computer vision, or natural language processing.

For research scientists,

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or closely related disciplines from a reputable institution of higher learning
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant research experience in Human-Computer Interaction, computer vision, or natural language processing.

Skills and Competencies

  • Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++, C#, and Python will be required
  • Prior experience in using Unity will be a plus
  • Prior experience in developing multi-modal interaction methods will be a plus
  • Demonstrated experience and know-how on conducting research, particularly in the area of Human-Computer Interaction, computer vision, or natural language processing
  • Good analytical, technical and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated individual who can work independently and also collaboratively with team members

Duration

The job duration will be one year.