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Research Manager, Artificial Intelligence

  • Country:US
  • State:MA
  • City:CAMBRIDGE
  • Category:Research
  • Required Education:Master's Degree
  • Position Type:Professional
  • Employment Type:Full-Time
  • Contract Type:Regular
  • Req ID:136593BR
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Job Description
IBM Research is the innovation engine of IBM. Nearly every game-changing breakthrough in the information technology industry has its roots in an IBM Research lab. It has been a home for creative scientific minds since 1945, when Thomas J. Watson Sr. established the first corporate pure science research lab in the U.S. We are primed to define the future of technology for many years to come specifically around the world of Artificial Intelligence. We believe AI will transform the world in dramatic ways in the coming years – and our Research AI group is advancing the field through our portfolio of research and through collaboration with like-minded institutions including MIT (MIT-IBM Watson Lab - http://mitibmwatsonailab.mit.edu) and individuals to push the boundaries of AI faster – for the benefit of industry and society.

The mission of the IBM Research Human AI Interaction group is to design, create and evaluate platforms, tools and technologies that make it easy to build end-to-end AI systems at speed and scale. These systems are designed to create new partnerships between people and machines to augment and scale human expertise in every industry, from healthcare to financial services to education.

We are searching for a Research Manager to join our AI Design and Instantiation Lab in Cambridge, MA to lead a team in developing AI4AI technologies, i.e. new AI driven methods to facilitate the creation of intelligent systems. We are specifically interested in scientists with interest and expertise in creating intelligent systems leveraging: Machine learning, deep learning (especially generative networks), reinforcement learning, graphical models for knowledge representation and reasoning, automated knowledge base creation, natural language processing and understanding (NLP & NLU), and Q&A systems.

We want to bring out the best in you and expect you to do the same to us. Your proactive approach to creative problem solving will be essential to the success of our team and the company.

Responsibilities
  • Lead world-class research teams and projects on AI initiatives, publish in top-tier conferences and journals, file patent disclosures when appropriate
  • Work with a team of researchers as a hands-on technical leader to conduct impactful research
  • Work with product teams to drive innovation into the market
  • Build communities around commercial and open-source products


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience in leading teams of scientists and software engineers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Expertise and experience in programming in one or more of these languages: Python, Java, C, C++, JavaScript
  • Advanced skill level in solving analytical problems using rigorous and quantitative approaches
  • Advanced skill level in creating and applying AI techniques, such as machine learning, NLP, knowledge induction, machine reasoning etc.
  • Experience communicating your research in technical communities, such as publications in NIPS, CVPR, ICML, ICLR, IJCAI, AAAI, KDD, or similar


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • PhD in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or related technical fields
  • Advanced skill level with standard machine learning techniques and frameworks including but not limited to Theano, Tensorflow, Caffe, Torch
  • Experience in project management and DevOps (tools and practices)
  • Experience analyzing large scale data from a variety of sources
  • Design, validation, and characterization of algorithms and/or systems


EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Preferred Education: Doctorate Degree Commissionable: No
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