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Research Scientist – Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence – Disney Research Los Angeles

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Disney Research Los Angeles is looking for a Research Scientist in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence with applications in Computer Vision or Natural Language Processing, holding a Ph.D. or significant industry experience in these areas or related quantitative fields.
Research Scientists work on and contribute to research projects relevant to Disney Research and the company. Our researchers have the possibility to publish results in top venues such as NIPS, ICML, CVPR, or EMNLP. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Dialogue systems
Hybrid approaches between statistical and symbolic AI
Information extraction from text, knowledge base construction and completion, embedding methods
Probabilistic modeling and approximate inference
Deep learning, representation learning
Recommender systems
Machine learning for robotics
Activity and action recognition in videos, metadata extraction
Duties of a Research Scientist include:
Conduct complex, advanced research projects in areas of interest to Disney Research and our partnering Business Units
Develop new and advanced cutting-edge techniques and algorithms
Transfer and implement results and technology in hard- and software prototypes and demo systems relevant to the Disney businesses
Survey relevant technologies and stay abreast of latest developments
Draft and submit papers and patents based on research
Besides these research and development duties, additional duties are:
Assisting in the hiring and mentoring process of Post Doctoral Researchers, Lab Associates, and Interns
Closely align and integrate with the Disney businesses to create value for the company by developing cutting-edge technology
Contribute and deliver to major research projects and programs of Disney Research
Establishing and maintaining effective working relations with collaborators within and external to the company.
Required Education:
Ph.D. or significant industrial experience.
To apply, please submit a current CV to Please identify DRLA-ML-2018 in the subject field. For further information, please contact Dr. Stephan Mandt (
The Walt Disney Company is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of under-represented groups.

Last modified: 2018-02-21 09:34:43