Microsoft Research AI (MSR AI) seeks exceptional researchers in the area of reinforcement learning and related fields. MSR AI is comprised of researchers, engineers, and postdocs who take a broad perspective on the next-generation of intelligent systems, with focus areas ranging across machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, vision, decision making and program synthesis. We seek applicants working in reinforcement learning and related fields with a passion and demonstrated ability for independent research, including a strong publication record at top international research venues. Examples of current directions include: Foundations of reinforcement learning, theory and algorithms, with an eye towards sample efficiency for real-world applications. Reinforcement learning applications in dialog systems, games, and user interactive systems. Natural language processing with applications to language understanding and language generation. Reinforcement learning
As a researcher in Microsoft Research AI, you will have the opportunity to develop your research career as a member of a world-class research organization. We offer a vibrant environment for cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research, both theoretical and applied, including access to diverse data sources, an open publication policy, and close links to top academic institutions around the world.
Successful candidates will have a PhD and a well-established research track record as demonstrated by publications and open source software. Additionally, scientific leadership as demonstrated by participation on program committees is desirable. You are encouraged to define your own research agenda, while also collaborating with members of the lab and broader academic community. You will also have the opportunities see your ideas realized in products and services that will be used worldwide.