Research Engineer, SCIS

24 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
24 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Contract
  • Manager
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Singapore | Closing On 24 Dec 2022

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

  • Investigate robust multiagent planning and reinforcement learning algorithms
  • Build simulators for several types of multiagent systems such as the MRT network, marine traffic networks in Python
  • Develop mathematical optimization approaches to manage such systems
  • Build a working prototype incorporating the developed algorithmic approaches into simulators
  • Write research articles based on developed ideas


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Operations research, Electronics and Communication engineering or closely related computing focused disciplines from an institution of higher learning
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in programming (preferably Python) required
  • Excellent coding skills required in Python/JAVA, or C++
  • Publicly available sample (e.g. on GitHub) of a significant coding project undertaken by the candidate is required
  • Coursework in data structure and algorithms, probability and statistics is required
  • Previous demonstrated research experience as demonstrated by publications in AI conferenced 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
  • Applicants with research publications in relevant areas (AI/ML) will be advantageous

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