Lead / Senior Research Scientist (Federated Learning)

About the Position

AI_NM_Full2015 Lead/Senior Research Scientist (Federated Learning)

General Information

Sony AI is seeking highly motivated, self-driven individuals with expertise in Privacy Preserving Machine Learning. Sony has a lot of real-world AI applications in Image Sensing. We’re currently looking for smart, enthusiastic people who want to join our Imaging&Sensing team as we push the boundaries applying secure and privacy-preserving AI in support of human creativity.

Roles and Responsibilities

・Lead research programs in Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning specifically Federated Learning, Secure Multi-party Communication, Differential Privacy
and/or Homomorphic Encryption
・Work closely with Sony’s Imaging&Sensing business and third parties to identify key issues around Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
・Work closely with a team of AI researchers and programmers in the US, Switzerland and Japan on ambitious AI projects
・Investigate new algorithms to solve fundamental problems in Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
・Write code to support research, usually in python and/or C++
・Write reports and give presentations for internal audiences
・Write papers for and give presentations at academic conferences

Required Qualifications and Skills

Passion to develop cutting edge AI Privacy Preserving Machine Learning technology and deploy it through multi-stake holder approach
Background in Machine Learning (PhD or equivalent experience) with a track record of relevant academic publications, patents, and/or open source software.
9+ years of experience (after PhD)
Experience working with different AI stakeholders incl organizational, administrative, compliance and R&D
Experience in Privacy Preserving Machine Learning especially around applications in Image Processing
Track record of implementing software systems
Experience in supervising agile teamsExcellent written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills including the ability to articulate to both technical and non-technical audiences

Other Required Knowledge

・The ability to deliver on tight deadlines and adapt to evolving or changing requirements
・Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and willingness in learning Japanese

Preferable major

Computer Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Working Location

Tokyo, Japan