Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Job: Research Associate in Deep Learning, NRL, Washington D.C.

Leslie just sent me the following:

Hi Igor,
I hope you are doing well. I am currently looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a few of my projects at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in DC. Below is a description of this opportunity. I would deeply appreciate it if you would consider posting it on Nuit Blanche. Many thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Here is the announcement:

Research Associate in Deep Learning

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher in deep learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer science, applied mathematics or a related field, for basic and applied research, development, and evaluation of innovative deep learning methodologies.

Our current research foci include improving state-of-the-art deep learning methods, making deep networks explainable, and deep reinforcement learning for decision making. Specifically, projects include reducing the need for large labeled training datasets, improving deep neural network architectural design, empirically probing network loss function topology anomalies, investigating dynamic hyper-parameters, explainable DL, classifying genomic sequences, the use of new types of non-linear functionality within networks, investigating information overlap between data modalities, and the use of Generative Adversarial Networks for generating novel experiences for training deep reinforcement learning networks. Expertise gained from this fundamental deep learning research is utilized to support novel Navy applications which often guide us to new research avenues.

The successful applicant will be based in the Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence (NCARAI) at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Our group, which often includes students, visiting summer researchers, and other postdocs, enjoys close ties with academia, the military, and other customers who can benefit from the prototypes which we develop. The goals of our deep learning team is to both publish improvements to the state-of-the-art in deep learning research and consult with groups applying deep learning to novel applications of importance to the U.S. Navy. The successful applicant will work closely with Dr. Leslie N. Smith and potential candidates should feel free to contact him with questions at

Further information is available at Please note that potential candidates need to be either US citizens or permanent residents.

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