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Research Assistant under Division of Science Computer Science, Dr. Djellel Difallah

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
22 May 2024


The laboratory of Dr. Djellel Difallah in the Division of Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks a research assistant to join a new lab focused on human-machine learning.

The successful applicant will participate in research involving human computation, knowledge discovery, machine learning, and data science. The position will provide the opportunity to develop applied research skills in machine learning, interact with an international network of collaborators, and gain pre-doctoral research experience.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated and can work independently, has a passion for AI and its applications, and is willing to learn new technologies. The candidate should have a BS (MS preferred) in Computer Science or another related field. Relevant background and skills include:

  • Strong foundation in one of the following areas: Machine Learning / Information Retrieval / Recommender Systems
  • Graph Theory/Network Science
  • Strong design, development & testing skills
  • Python, C , Javascript
  • Excellent web development skills
  • Experience with probabilistic programming and deep learning frameworks is a plus

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications (if applicable), a 1-page statement of research interests, and three letters of reference. If you have any questions, please email:

About NYUAD:

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.


This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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