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IBM Research Scientist AI Planning in Yorktown Heights, New York

Introduction

IBM Research Scientists are charting the future of Artificial Intelligence, creating breakthroughs in quantum computing, discovering how blockchain will reshape the enterprise, and much more. Join a team that is dedicated to applying science to some of today's most complex challenges, whether it's discovering a new way for doctors to help patients, teaming with environmentalists to clean up our waterways or enabling retailers to personalize customer service.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Research is hiring Research Scientists interesting in solving problems related to but not limited to the following:

  • Combining symbolic and reinforcement learning based sequential decision making for solving real world problems at scale

  • Modeling real-world problems in AI Planning or a combined reasoning+learning framework and building end-to-end systems

  • Creating novel, next generation planning approaches and algorithms

The mission of our growing group is to bring AI Automation to sequential decision making where we need to identify a few solutions in an immense space of possibilities. Our aim is to address three major challenges:

  • Modeling: how to represent, extract, and learn the model

  • Theory: formal definition of the computational problems

  • Tooling: how to solve computational problems and building end-to-end systems

Practical applications of our work include Data Science and ML platforms for automated AI pipeline generation, planning for cloud-based modernization of data and applications, planning and resource decision making for large scale Cloud/IT environments.

As part of the IBM Research team, you will conduct world-class research on innovative technologies and solutions and publish in top-tier conferences and journals.

You must be willing to work in Yorktown Heights, NY or Cambridge, MA

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Demonstrated publication records in top-tier conferences

  • Proven knowledge of AI planning and planning tools

  • Knowledge of RL algorithms and machine learning frameworks

  • Experience using one or more popular programming languages (C/C++, Python, Java, JS, etc.)

  • Technical leadership experience.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Knowledge of using Natural Language Processing / Natural Language Understanding in a user interaction setting (e.g., for modeling user domains from either documents or user dialogue)

About Business UnitWith more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research brings together hundreds of researchers who possess unparalleled industry expertise to address some of the world's most challenging problems. Join us as we do pioneering work in areas such as cognitive computing, augmented intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain, to name a few.

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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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