Machine Learning Research Intern for Gastronomy

Machine Learning


Location Flexible

General Information

Sony AI is seeking research interns from all levels (BS, MS, and PhD.) with expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and closely related areas to join our Gastronomy team. The internship requires a minimum of 3-months duration. During the internship, you would be paired with mentors and work with them closely on all aspects of research, from defining research problems to developing new ML solutions to presenting your findings at top publication venues. The vast scope of the Gastronomy project provides you with a lot of creative flexibility to explore things and learn. More about the project can be found here.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct fundamental and innovative research in machine learning within the Gastronomy domain, including but not limited to, multisensory (vision, speech, olfactory, gustatory, and haptic) perception learning, human-in-the-loop learning, etc.
  • Research and develop innovative machine learning strategies for novel recipe creation that includes important aspects such as health and sustainability.
  • Construct multisensory datasets (related to food) from scratch.
  • Collaborate with a diverse team to integrate your research into products.
  • Write code to support research, usually in Python.
  • Write reports and give presentations for internal audiences.
  • Publish influential research outcomes at top-tier CV conferences.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Pursuing PhD, Masters, or Bachelors degree in Machine Learning, Computer Science,  Data Science or related field.
  • In-depth expertise in one or more of machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, optimization and/or NLP.
  • Experience with and/or enthusiasm for building datasets from scratch.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to implement software in Python.
  • Familiarity with deep learning frameworks, in particular PyTorch.
  • (Preferred) Experience with cloud computing, in particular AWS.
  • Excellent oral and written English. Japanese language skills are a plus but not a necessity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or interest in modeling/understanding multisensory (image, speech, olfactory, haptic, and gustatory) perception.
  • Familiarity with user research and constructing datasets.

Working Location

Location Flexible

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