Research Engineer, School of Computing and Information Systems

Jun 04, 2021
End of advertisement period
Jul 03, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Contract
  • Manager
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Singapore | Closing On 03 Jul 2021

1-year contract

About Us

Singapore Management University is a place where high-level professionalism blends together with a healthy informality. The 'family-like' atmosphere among the SMU community fosters a culture where employees work, plan, organise and play together – building a strong collegiality and morale within the university.

Our commitment to attract and retain talent is ongoing. We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities – all to meet the work-life needs of our staff. No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.

Job Description

  • Implementation of research ideas by writing code and running software based experiments
  • Contribution to writing of research ideas
  • Contribution to solving research problems
  • Making presentations or poster to present research ideas
  • Attend research project meetings


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Operations research, Electronics and Communication engineering or closely related computing focused disciplines
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in programming (preferably Python) required
  • Courses required: Data structures, algorithms, probability and statistics (or similar) with good grades
  • At least 1 year of relevant research experience in deep learning technologies is highly preferred
  • Proficiency in programming software/languages such as python
  • Publicly available sample (e.g. on GitHub) of a significant coding project undertaken by the candidate is required
  • Previous demonstrated research experience and coursework in AI/ML techniques such as automated planning, agent-based systems and reinforcement learning is highly preferred
  • Familiarity and coursework in mathematical optimization techniques and tool such as Matlab, Cplex is highly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and know-how on deep learning technologies such as CNN
  • Good analytical, technical and problem solving skills

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