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Principal Scientific Advisor, Artificial Intelligence Lab – Toronto Canada

LG is looking to push boundaries of AI to build innovative disruptive product and services solutions to realize LG’s global vision for a connected world. As a part of this initiative, LG has set up an Advanced AI organization in North America centered in Silicon Valley as part of our North America R&D Center (NARC). We are also looking to tap into the world-class talent in Canada.

As part of LG’s North America AI initiative, we are looking for passionate and talented AI / Machine Learning scientists and engineers to work closely with LG’s global AI labs on novel and disruptive solutions that will shape out LG’s global vision for Connected Home, Connected Cars, IoT and Robotics.

This role reports to the Director of Toronto AI lab. The ideal candidate will have great research vision, solid research credentials, and an understanding of broader AI landscape.

The Principal Scientific Advisor will be responsible for building the lab’s AI vision and execution strategy to address advanced research topics in the machine learning, natural language understanding, machine perception and cyber-physical systems. The candidate will lead academic collaboration with Canadian universities and local ecosystems.

The team will also be publishing research results at top-tier venues in the field, develop an academic collaboration ecosystem with local academia as well as build differentiating IP.

Additional Duties And Responsibilities
Set the research vision for the function and the roadmap to execute effectively. Align with AI and senior leadership.
Working with the leadership, identify and prioritize project focus areas
Identify/Ideate, develop and build prototypical capabilities to demonstrate research and innovation results
Lead research on pushing state-of-the-art in the field to address open problems and long-term strategic needs
Familiarity with building systems (infrastructure, software stacks and architecture, hardware deployment of AI capabilities, application development) is critical




PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related quantitative discipline focused on Machine Learning/AI with at least 12+ years of experience
8 + years’ experience in leading research teams
Strong background in algorithms, probability theory, abstract analysis, optimization, linear systems, machine learning, and deep learning algorithms.
Strong publication record in the broad area of machine learning demonstrating original thinking, problem solving and critical performance validation
Experience with deep learning application in one or more of the following areas: speech, vision, audio, NLP, semantic analysis, multi-modal data
Strong Experience in one or more of the open source deep learning frameworks including TensorFlow, MXNet, Theano, or Caffe. Solid understanding of underlying algorithmic and architectural concepts to enhance the inner workings of an AI framework of choice
Experience with world top class universities

Educational level:

Ph. D.

Level of experience (years):

Senior (5+ years of experience)

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