USCâs Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of the universityâs Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced artificial intelligence, information processing, computing, and communications technologies. ISIâs 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 located in Marina del Rey, CA.*
The ISI Center On Knowledge Graphs (https://usc-isi-i2.github.io/home) is hiring for a Computer Scientist position. Individuals in this role will be responsible for conducting basic research into problems related to knowledge graph construction, potentially including information extraction, knowledge representation, neurosymbolic approaches to reasoning, probabilistic modeling, and explainable human-computer interaction espousing FATE principles.Â
Computer scientists in this position will join a team of distinguished scientists working on projects including commonsense reasoning, adversarial training of AIs, automated evaluation of theÂ reproducibility of scientific research, building a general toolkit for knowledge graph construction, and creating systems to address real-world problems such as food insecurity, disaster relief, and human trafficking.
The candidate will collaborate with other researchers and help supervise a team of research programmers, Ph.D. and Masterâs students.
A successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field and a strong publication record demonstrating creative work in artificial intelligence in venues relevant to machine learning, data science, natural language processing, or the semantic web and knowledge graphs.Â
The successful candidate will publish in top journals and conferences and collaborate with other researchers both within USC and at other institutions.
Preferred Education: Ph.D. in computer science or related field.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of research processes and computer science.
Internal Number: REQ20083573
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.