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Senior Computer Scientist - Machine Learning

Information Sciences Institute Waltham, Massachusetts

USC’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of the university’s Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced artificial intelligence, information processing, computing, cybersecurity, and communications technologies. ISI’s 400 faculty, professional staff and graduate students carry out extraordinary information sciences research at three distinct locations - Marina Del Rey, CA; Arlington, VA; and Waltham, MA.

*This position is under the Waltham, MA, Office and has the option of working remotely .*

Information Sciences Institute (ISI) seeks a Senior Computer Scientist.


  • Generates research ideas. Applies computer science principles and concepts in the planning, coordinating, and executing of research objectives. Contributes state-of-the-art technology and theories.
  • Solves a wide-range of research problems in creative and effective ways. Selects methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Develop and promote research ideas and collaborations
  • Writes articles for publication.
  • Makes presentations at conferences, participates in workshops, and collaborates in specific areas of research.


  • Experience with developing and extending machine learning approaches for language tasks
  • Experience in leading participation in shared task evaluations
  • Experience serving as lead mentor for junior team members (software and modeling)
  • Experience defining project wide specifications and APIs

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education: Doctorate, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 5 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of research processes and computer science. Ability to take specific research problems, apply computer science principles, and derive solutions. May possess a specialized knowledge in one area such as linguistics, psychology, or physics, and be able to bridge the gap between that specialized knowledge and the physical constraints of machine architecture. Ability to interact with other project members in a positive and constructive manner to reach solutions to research problems.

REQ20089121 Posted Date: 11/10/2020

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