(Senior) Research Scientist - Privacy-Preserving and Secure AI

Machine Learning, Computer Vision

Full Time

Location flexible (Tokyo, Zurich, US)

General Information

Sony AI is seeking (senior) research scientists to join our Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning (PPML) team. Our team mainly focuses on the fundamental and applied research in privacy and security. The role of a research scientist is to conduct innovative research, develop methodologies, design and prototype solutions, and collaborate with engineering teams to empower real-world AI applications (e.g., Imaging&Sensing) in Sony.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct fundamental and innovative research in privacy and security related areas, including but not limited to privacy-preserving techniques, federated learning, data synthesis by using generative AI, IP protection, etc.
  • Deep understanding of trustworthy AI and privacy and security risks in the whole life cycle of model development (especially large vision foundation model development) and various CV applications, such as Image classification, object detection, pose detection, semantic image segmentation, etc.
  • Identify and design privacy-preserving and robust approaches and rigorously assess their validities on both cloud models and resource-limited end/edge devices, such as Sony IMX500/501.
  • Build long-term collaboration with AI, Engineering and Product teams, seek for high-impact opportunities to launch solutions and advance long-term business growths, specifically Imaging&Sensing business.
  • Publish influential research outcomes, give presentations in top-tier conferences and journals.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Work experience with a role with primary emphasis on privacy and security.
  • PhD (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, Statistics, data science, or other related disciplines.
  • Publications or hands-on experience in privacy and security, data synthesis, large vision foundation model development, computer vision, tiny-device learning, distributed/decentralized system design, IP protection, etc.
  • Familiar with Python, C++, Pytorch, Tensorflow, etc.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • (Preferred) Experience in leading or participating in significant research projects.
  • (Preferred) Paper awards in top conferences, or winner of international competition award.

Working Location

Location flexible (Tokyo, Zurich, US)

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