Research Scientist AI/ML

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

The Cognitive Systems Research (CSR) team at Intel Labs is seeking a motivated AI/ML Research Scientist with a focus on deep learning, knowledge representation and reasoning, neuro-symbolic AI, and multimodal systems. This is a full-time position.

While the AI industry is primarily focusing on the efficiency and reach of DL technologies and products entering the market today, it is becoming clear that DL approaches have their limits. The next wave of AI will need to incorporate new innovations to acquire more human-like cognitive competencies and address real-world challenges like explainability, reasoning, out-of-distribution (OOD) data instances, extensibility to new domains with minimal additional data, system adaptation through continuous learning, and other limitations of current DL approaches.

The CSR team drives Intel's innovation at the intersection of machine intelligence and cognition. Our efforts combine the latest in deep learning, with the integration of knowledge structures as well as logic-based reasoning and neuro-symbolic AI, to build self-learning AI that can make informed decisions in complex context-rich situations. We develop systems that are multimodal: they can learn from language, vision, audio, video, point clouds, and structured knowledge.

About the role:
In this position, the candidate will support the challenging goals of the CSR team and leverage their strong knowledge of the field to identify disruptive solutions in the market and find the best match to our program, collaborate with universities and startups that have cutting edge research and define a direction for the effort aligned with our internal research. This requires a familiarity with the state of the art in the field.

The successful candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills

  • A demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment

  • Are expected to maintain knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must possess a Masters degree or PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

3+ years of experience in below areas:

  • Natural language Processing (NLP)

  • Computer Vision

  • Knowledge graphs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Multi-modal Systems

  • Python, Python libraries for ML: pytorch, Tensorflow, keras

  • Publications in Tier-1 venues such as AAAI, NeurIPS, ICLR, ACL, CVPR, ICML, EMNLP, ICCV, ECCV

  • Innovative out-of-the-box thinker with experience in driving new cutting-edge technology initiatives

  • HW implementation of AI acceleration

Inside this Business Group

Intel Labs is the company's world-class, industry leading research organization, responsible for driving Intel's technology pipeline and creating new opportunities. The mission of Intel Labs is to deliver breakthrough technologies to fuel Intel's growth. This includes identifying and exploring compelling new technologies and high risk opportunities ahead of business unit investment and demonstrating first-to-market technologies and innovative new usages for computing technology. Intel Labs engages the leading thinkers in academia and industry in addition to partnering closely with Intel business units.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix;US, Oregon, Hillsboro

Intel Corporation will require all new U.S. employees to be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 as a condition of hire unless they have an approved accommodation in place under applicable law. Newly-hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

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