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Researcher for Knowledge Representation

Position Summary:

Samsung Research America (SRA) 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 Applications. SRA is researching core technologies that support intelligent devices for consumers. The candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary research team.

Common Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop core technologies for knowledge representation and reasoning
  • Research and develop core technologies for knowledge based natural language applications
  • 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:

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

  • Knowledge representation, reasoning, and knowledge base technologies including Semantic Web technologies and formal knowledge representation languages such as RDF, RDFS, and OWL
  •  Experience in building/using large scale knowledge graphs (including Linked Data) and ontologies (schema)
  • Experience in semantics based computing such as semantic similarity measures, semantic search, and alignment of schema/data.
  • Information retrieval and information theory
  • Information/knowledge extraction from structured/unstructured text (knowledge or statistics based)

Ph.D. in Computer Science, or a related field is required. Proven track record of high quality research/publications in knowledge representation and reasoning is required

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++

Necessary Skills / Attributes:

  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Willingness to learn new knowledge and skills
  • Experience in both R&D environment and product development will be a plus.


Samsung Research America is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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