With offices in Cambridge, MA, we offer a collaborative research environment with excellent benefits where talented people apply their skills and grow professionally. For students, we give scores of interns every year an opportunity to participate in exciting research in a stimulating environment with the likelihood of a publication as a result.
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- SP1807: Research Scientist - Signal Processing
- SA1603: Research Scientist / Principal Research Scientist - Speech & Audio
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Visiting Research Scientist to join the Signal Processing Group. Our group conducts fundamental, academically-oriented, cutting-edge research that is applied to challenging industrial problems involving signal processing, artificial intelligence, communications, networking, information theory and processing, as well as next-generation information systems.
We are seeking a candidate that can complement and expand the expertise of our group in fields related to the intersection of information processing and machine learning. The ideal candidate would have a proven track-record of innovative research work in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence (particularly, robust machine learning, distributed learning, and/or learning theory), human-machine interfaces (bio-signal processing, brainwave sensing, augmented reality), and/or next-generation information systems (such as quantum computing/ML, photonic computing).
The term of the position is 1 to 2 years with flexible start date and possible extension beyond the original term.
Responsibilities for this position include:
- Conducting innovative research in signal processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and information processing,
- Publishing results in leading technical journals, conferences, and in patent applications,
- Partnering with corporate R&D, business units, and academic groups in the execution of R&D projects,
- Transferring results and technology to Mitsubishi Electric corporate research laboratories, and
- Drafting project proposals and leading research projects.
As a member of our group, you will conduct original research aiming to advance the state-of-the-art in the field, help in proposing new projects with long-term research goals and taking on a key role in one or more of the team's projects. MERL supports and encourages publishing and presenting research results in top international conferences and peer-reviewed journals, collaborating with university professors and students, and maintaining an influential presence in the academic community.
Qualifications for this position are:
- A Ph.D. from an internationally recognized institution in electrical engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, or other relevant fields,
- A strong publication record in leading conferences and journals, consistent with experience,
- A record for independently proposing and executing research programs with scientific impact,
- Extensive knowledge and ability to apply signal processing and machine learning techniques to industrial problems,
- Excellent software engineering skills, and
- Strong teamwork, communication, writing, and leadership skills.
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Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
MERL's Speech & Audio Group is seeking an exceptional researcher in the area of artificial intelligence, with particular focus on and interest in audio, speech, and/or language processing. We are looking for candidates with a strong background and experience in deep learning and other advanced machine learning techniques.
Our research focuses on cutting-edge projects for robust acquisition, recognition, and understanding of speech and audio, such as end-to-end speech recognition, speech and sound separation, deep-learning-based microphone array processing, general sound scene understanding, audio-visually grounded NLP, and other forms of multi-modal processing.
As a member of our group, you will conduct original research aiming to advance the state-of-the-art in the field, proposing new projects with long-term research goals and taking on a leadership role on some of the group's projects.
MERL is one of the most academically-oriented industrial research labs in the world, and the ideal environment to thrive as a leader in the speech and audio field. MERL strongly supports and encourages publishing and presenting research results in top international conferences and peer-reviewed journals, collaborating with university professors and students, and maintaining an influential presence in the academic community, for example by participating in technical committees or organizing workshops and challenges.
- A Ph.D. from an internationally recognized institution in electrical engineering, applied mathematics, computer science or equivalent.
- Thorough knowledge and expertise in modern speech technologies as well as relevant machine learning and optimization techniques.
- Strong publication record demonstrating innovative research achievements.
- Excellent programming skills, particularly in Python and deep learning toolkits.
- Strong teamwork, communication, listening, writing, and presentation skills.