Rakuten, Inc. is thelargest e-commerce company in Japan, and third largest e-commerce marketplaceworldwide. We seek toempower merchants to deliver Omotenashi, a hospitality mindset, which helpssellers create lasting relationships with customers. The Japanese word “Rakuten” means optimism.Along with the global marketplaces, Rakuten supports an ever expanding list ofacquisitions and strategic investments in disruptive industries and growingmarkets.
Rakuten Institute of Technology (RIT) http://rit.rakuten.co.jp/ is the corporate R&D department of the Rakuten group and is responsible for leading strategic technological progress. RIT’s targets vary from basic technologies to innovative new services. RIT consists of highly motivated research scientists located in Tokyo, NYC, Paris, and Boston who are driven by strong curiosity and interests.
RIT-Boston is calling for Intern Research Scientists. As an intern,you will get to work on challenging projects with experts in ML andNLP. Some of the research projects can involve topic modeling,recommendation systems, deep learning, discriminative learning, structuredpredictions, belief propagation for dynamic networks, virtual assistants,parsing, machine translation, etc.
Propose visions for services and technology models
Createprototypes that can be commercialized in 1 to 3 years
Createcore components for our services (engines, frameworks and libraries)
Publishyour research and file patents




PhD graduate or a PhD student in computer science or arelated field
Researchexperience in machine learning (classification, regression, clustering,recommendation and content personalization) or data mining
Programmingin C/C++, Java, Python, or Ruby
Academicpublication at peer-reviewed international conferences and in journals
Preferred Qualifications
Background in big-data computation, such as, Hadoop,Hive, etc
Experiencewith AWS platform
Experiencewith deep-learning algorithms and systems

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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