31 Mar 2021
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). 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: Conducting an iterative user-centered design of CV- and NLP-based natural and conversational interaction methods Evaluating the effectiveness of the novel interaction methods through a series of user studies and quantitative/qualitative analyses Reporting the results of the evaluation and planning research directions (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.