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Title: Research Scientist, Computer VisionPosted: September 5, 2014
Company/Institution: Yahoo
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Department: Labs

Description: Yahoo Labs is pioneering the new sciences underlying the Web. As the center of scientific excellence for Yahoo, Yahoo Labs delivers both fundamental and applied scientific leadership through published research and new technologies powering the company's products. Science and engineering from Yahoo Labs have touched hundreds of millions of Yahoo's users, new applications for Flickr, Tumblr, E-Commerce, Weather, Video and mobile devices, and platforms supporting our world-leading advertising marketplaces.

We are looking for candidates with strong analytical and software skills to join our team. Our Research Scientists are responsible for ensuring the state of the scientific art in existing products, and introducing major innovations that can result in a new product line or a new area or business.

  • Initiate and execute research projects, develop new and innovative experiences, algorithms, and technologies, and pursue patents where appropriate
  • Identify areas of strategic research importance for the company, and define and execute plans that contribute towards these strategic directions
  • Demonstrate world-class external visibility through publications, presentations, external collaborations at top-tier academic venues and conferences
  • Work with an all-star group of junior and senior researchers to solve fundamental Computer Vision research problems of strategic and tactical interest to the company and its products
  • Collaborate with partners in engineering and products groups as well as researchers in academia

    Required Skills and Qualifications
  • PhD in Computer Science (We will accept written documentation within 90 days of your employment start date that you have completed all of the requirements for your PhD, and that your doctorate degree has been or will be conferred upon you in the near future.)
  • Successful record of publication in top-tier international research venues in Computer Vision
  • Expertise in Visual Computing and Learning areas such as object recognition, image classification, annotation, object detection, deep learning, scene understanding, image retrieval, and large scale image understanding
  • Ability to perform research that is justified and guided by business opportunities

  • Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Industrial experience via prior internships or other employment
  • Expertise in the theory and practice of machine learning
  • Experience in building visual computing algorithms that are scalable to large image datasets, incorporating multimodality data including visual content to solve practical problems.

  • Application Instructions: Please submit resumes to Jia Li: with Job Application in title. Postdoc and senior positions are also available. For more information about Yahoo Labs, please visit