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Ph.D Researcher Internship for Knowledge Representation and Question Answering

Position Summary:

Samsung Research America (SRA) is located in Mountain View, California is currently recruiting world-class R&D engineers 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. At SRA you will get the best of both worlds – you will have the freedom and creative environment of corporative research support and have the potential to see your creation translate to real products.


The successful candidate will have a keen interest in both practical and fundamental research on knowledge representation and reasoning especially with regard to its integration with Intelligent Natural language Interfaces. Intelligent Natural Language Interfaces are a life-changing experience for personal electronic devices. SRA is researching core technologies that support intelligent devices for consumers. We are recruiting full-time researchers who are passionate about creating cutting edge knowledge representation and reasoning technologies for this purpose. The candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary research team. Implementation skills and the ability to create early-stage prototypes are also desirable.


Common Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Research and develop core technologies for knowledge representation and reasoning
Research and develop core technologies for knowledge based natural language user interfaces
Build high quality proof-of-concept prototypes
Formulate research problems based on real-world needs and independently conduct high-quality research
Patent novel solutions and publish research results in top conferences and journals.


Background / Experience:

Deep knowledge and experiences in one or more of the following areas:

Knowledge representation and knowledge base technologies
Familiarity with common knowledge representations and ontologies
Reasoning algorithms such as: first order predicate logics, non-monotonic reasoning, abductive reasoning, fuzzy reasoning and probabilistic reasoning, etc…
Information retrieval and information theory

Familiarity with the following is a plus:

Information retrieval tools such as Elastic Search, Lucene, Solr
Graph databases such as Neo4J, AllgroGraph, OrientDB, or a triple store
Graph query languages such as Gremlin, GraphQL, SPARQL, Cypher
Java, Python, C/C++

Proven track record of research/publications in knowledge representation and reasoning
Willingness to learn new knowledge and skills
Experience in both R&D environment and product development will be a plus.


Necessary Skills / Attributes:

Excellent communication and team working skills with a willingness to work with an international team to deliver rapid prototypes.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, or a related field is required


Samsung is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer. We welcome and encourage diversity as we strive to create an inclusive workplace.

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