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Visiting Scientist (AI) Facebook
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Facebook is seeking Visiting Scientists to join our Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research team. Individuals in this role are expected to be recognized experts in identified research areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational statistics, and applied mathematics, particularly including areas such as deep learning, graphical models, reinforcement learning, computer perception, natural language processing and data representation. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in producing new science to understand intelligence and technology to make computers more intelligent. Term length would be considered on a case-by-case basis and is often fulfilled during a faculty sabbatical term.


* Perform research to advance the science and technology of intelligent machines.

Perform research that enables learning the semantics of data (images, video, text, audio, and other modalities).

Devise better data-driven models of human behavior.

Contribute research that can be applied to Facebook product development.

Influence progress of relevant research communities by producing publications.

Collaborate and increase productivity on Research Scientists' projects as a contributing team member.


* Currently holding a faculty or government researcher position.

Ph.D. and publications in Machine Learning, AI, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, data science, or related technical fields.

Experience in theoretical and empirical research and for solving problems with research.

A track record of driving scholarship in collaboration with a team.

Experience communicating research for public audiences of peers.

Academic publications in the field of machine learning.

Knowledge in a programming language.

Work authorization in the country of employment in 2018.


* First-author publications at peer-reviewed AI conferences (e.g. NIPS, CVPR, ICML, ICLR, ICCV, and ACL).

Experience mentoring junior scientists within an academic, industry, or government lab.

Previous full-time research experience in an AI research organization.

Experience in developing and debugging in C/C++, Python, C# and/or Java.

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