Research Programmer I

Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, and communications technologies. ISI operates one of the world's largest academic high-performance computing clusters. ISI has three research campuses: one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA.
This position is located in Waltham (Boston), MA.
ISI seeks a research programmer who would like to create and deliver a new generation of artificial intelligence and human language technology. Near-term opportunities include applying machine learning, human language technology, knowledge graphs, and advanced GUI technologies for
Basic research in recognizing temporal/causal/subordinate relations among events/situations in support of understanding and generating stories.
Basic research in resolving coreference and extracting relations in dozens of languages.
Providing aids to human forecasting of geo-political events/situations, including counterfactual reasoning.
A successful candidate will have
A master's degree in Computer Science or related field;
A strong background in software engineering and machine learning;
Experience/coursework in natural language processing, machine learning, and knowledge bases.
Necessary skills include experience with Unix/Linux and git as well as a strong programming background in at least one of Python, C++, or Java; experience with toolkits such as Kaldi, Moses, torch, tensorflow or theano is an additional bonus.
ISI's work ranges from theoretical basic research, such as computer science discovery, machine learning, and human language technology, to applied research and development, such as design and modeling of innovative prototype systems and devices.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined work experience and education as equivalent
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Minimum Field of Expertise: Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving conceptual programming problems. Competent to work independently on complex programming.
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