Senior Data Scientist for AI Applications Program
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium
3 dagen geleden
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imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique.

By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create ground-breaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups, and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities.

imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and has distributed R&D groups at several Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan.

All these traits make imec to be a top-class employer.

University of Antwerp imec IDLab Research group

The Internet & Data Lab (IDLab) is an imec research group at the University of Antwerp and Ghent University. IDLab focuses its research on internet technologies and data science.

IDLab is a joint research initiative between Ghent University and the University of Antwerp. Bringing together 300 internet experts, we develop technologies outperforming current solutions for communication subsystems, high speed and low power networking, distributed computing and multimedia processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and web semantics.

Within Antwerp, the overall IDLab are machine learning and wireless networking. IDLab has a unique used in numerous national and international collaborations.

IDLab collaborates with many universities and research centres worldwide and jointly develops (R&D centres from international companies, Flanders’ top innovating large companies and SME’s, as well as numerous ambitious start-ups).

For further development of the IDLab AI Applications program, we are looking for a senior data scientist who facilitates and leads research projects in close collaboration with industry.

The AI Applications team aims to bring state-of-the-art machine learning methods to industry, bridging the gap between fundamental research and industrial applications.

The team performs applied and fundamental research in areas such as data-driven modeling, deep learning and reinforcement learning to tackle real world challenges in industry.

Our goal is to make AI safely and reliably applicable in an industrial context, where it should complement, enhance, or replace the state of the art in complex control scenarios where current techniques fail to deliver.

The team applies its AI solutions in domains such as chemical engineering, autonomous shipping, mobility, and logistics, in collaboration with key industry partners in their respective domains.

Within our team, several projects require hands on expertise in data science. Some of the examples include data pre-processing and visualisation, developing ML models and deployment of such models at scale.

To facilitate such projects, you will lead a team of junior data scientists and serve as their technical mentor for faster deployment of ML models in various relevant application domains as described above.

The job

  • You will be responsible for the management and follow-up of the research and development projects (within AI applications team) requiring hands on understanding of machine learning
  • You follow up on progress within research projects and are able to communicate the accomplished / in-process work to internal and external stakeholders and adapt where needed.
  • You take over the follow-up on various internal development projects within the role of project maintainer
  • You lead a technical team going forward in implementing research projects.
  • You interface and collaborate on a technical level with research partners from industry and academia.
  • You will participate in the framework of European and national research projects (in collaboration with industry).
  • Job requirements

  • You have a Master’s degree (with 2 3 years of industry experience) or a PhD, preferable in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • You have affinity with academic research, but also want to make a difference in today’s industrial and societal challenges.
  • You can translate the business requirements of partners to technical challenges, and together with researchers define clear methodologies for addressing them.
  • You have a general background in AI and hands-on experience with machine learning projects.
  • Prior experience with reinforcement learning and / or computer vision is a plus.
  • Knowledge of our application domains is an advantage, particularly in the context of AI-driven solutions.
  • You have experience with managing and supervising team members.
  • You consider yourself a machine learning expert.
  • You can explain the challenges of machine learning to a broad non-technical audience, but also have an in-depth understanding of the technical aspects.
  • Having experience with participating / leading in national and / or international research projects is an advantage.
  • Having experience in proposal writing in national and / or international research projects is an advantage.
  • You are a team player and have strong communication skills.
  • Your English is fluent, both speaking and writing.
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