Visiting Researcher

Visiting Researcher
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Meta is seeking a Visiting Researcher through a short-term contract to join Facebook AI. We are committed to advancing the field of artificial intelligence by making fundamental advances in scientific methods and technologies to help interact with and understand our world. We are seeking individuals passionate in areas such as machine learning, and systems and infrastructures that enable and advance AI technologies. Visiting Researchers will have an opportunity to make core algorithmic and system hardware-software advances and apply their ideas at an unprecedented scale. This position is short-term employment for PhD students. The individual will work in collaboration with Meta and require the student to work onsite in the Meta office.
Visiting Researcher Responsibilities
  • Perform research to advance the science and technology of intelligent machines
  • Devise data-driven approaches to AI system design and optimization
  • Contribute research that leads to innovations in scalable machine learning systems, resource-efficient AI data and algorithm scaling and neural network architectures, memory and energy-efficient AI systems, environmentally-sustainable AI system and hardware designs, AI-driven compiler, programming language, system design and optimization, and system design for privacy-enhancing AI technologies
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in a technical field such as Computer Science
  • Knowledge in Machine Learning
  • Knowledge in a programming language
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience building systems based on machine learning and/or deep learning methods
  • Research and software engineer experience demonstrated via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or open-source contributions
  • Knowledge in Python, Lua, C++, C, C# and/or Java
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About Meta
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