Research Scientist, SCIS

Oct 19, 2021
End of advertisement period
Nov 18, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Contract
  • Middle Management
  • PhD
  • Singapore | Closing On 18 Nov 2021

6-month contract or contract till 30 Sep 2022

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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

  • Survey existing approaches on explaining AI-based software systems (including existing techniques on generating finite-state automata, and Markov Chains)
  • Define the problem of explaining AI-based software systems, i.e., identify the goal of explanation formally, discuss whether there exists optimal solutions to the problem and what is the complexity
  • Propose effective and practical methods for solving the problem, i.e., identify the complexity of the proposed algorithm, its limitations and its strengthen, and propose mitigation plans for domains where the proposed algorithm will have limited applicability


  • Minimum PhD’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or closely related disciplines
  • Minimum 4 year of relevant research experience in software testing, program analysis, formal methods, cyber-security or AI
  • Knowledge/Proficiency in programming software/languages such as Python is required 
  • Demonstrated experience and know-how on AI systems and applications
  • Good analytical, technical and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated individual who can work independently and also collaboratively with team members

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