Research Engineer, School of Information Systems

25 May 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

6-month contract 


  • Contract  
  • Manager  
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Singapore 
  • Closing On 20 Jun 2020

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

  • Conduct routine research and development for the project under the supervision of PI
  • Implement data gathering methods, collect research data, cleanse the data collections, annotate dataexamples (when needed)
  • Help implement baseline algorithms and the designed algorithms, extract designed features for themachine learning algorithms implemented
  • Conduct experimental evaluation of the implemented methods and algorithms
  • Participate in drafting technical reports and research papers
  • Attend regular grouping meeting and discussions
  • Administrate and maintain the hardware/software environment such as development platforms, softwarepackages and toolkits


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems orclosely related disciplines
  • Minimum one year of relevant research experience in NLP, data mining and/or image processing
  • Excellent skills in programming
  • Experience with machine learning methods and toolkits (deep learning experience is a plus)
  • Experience with programming in Python, Java, and/or C++
  • Demonstrated experience and know-how on natural language processing or text mining (experience with image data processing is a plus)
  • Good analytical, technical and problem solving skills
  • Applicants with research publications in NLP/data mining/social networks areas will be advantageous
  • Self-motivated individual who can work independently and also collaboratively with team members

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