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Ph.D Researcher Internship for Natural Language Understanding and Dialogue Management


Position Summary:

Samsung Research America is located in Mountain View, California is currently recruiting world-class professionals who share our "Innovation through Passion" philosophy and thrive in a fast-pace, cross team, results-driven environment, with focus on highly visible, challenging, and cross discipline projects.


The successful candidate will have a keen interest on both practical and fundamental research on natural language understanding and dialogue management especially with regard to its integration into semantic recognitions in language. The focus is to study and design novel approaches to enhance language understanding and learning user intentions in dialogue systems. The candidate will be a part of an interdisciplinary research team. Implementation skills and the ability to create early-stage prototypes are also desirable.


Common Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Develop and implement novel natural language understanding and intention prediction algorithms for dialogue management
Contribute to the research activities of our team; participate and lead some of the research efforts
Formulate research problems based on real-world needs and independently conduct high-quality research
Generate creative solutions (patents) and publish research results in top conferences (papers)


Background / Experience:

Expertise in one or more of the following areas:

Expertise in natural language understanding (word representation, sentiment analysis, relation extraction, natural language inference, semantic parsing, etc.)
Expertise in text mining (probabilistic topic model, word association mining, ontology learning, opinion mining and sentiment analysis, semantic similarity, etc.)
Experience in deep learning on NLP/NLU is required
Proficiency in a neural network library (e.g., Caffe,TensorFlow,Theano,Torch…) is a plus
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field is required
Proven track record of research/publications on machine learning and artificial intelligence field


Necessary Skills / Attributes:

Excellent communication skills and willingness to work with an international team to deliver rapid prototypes


Samsung Research America is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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