Research Assistant (Internship)

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Microsoft Research – The Academic Data Science team has an immediate opening for an assistant researcher / associate researcher.

This vacancy is created in accordance with “Microsoft Taiwan AI Center – Taiwan University and colleagues Master and Ph.D. students Internship Program”. Please refer to Exhibit for more program information.

Microsoft Research Academic Data Science team is an elite team of researchers and engineers working on algorithms, tools and experiences around internet technologies (search, big data, etc.). Our team contributes key technology for major Microsoft flagship products (Bing, Cortana, Office, Windows, Microsoft Academic & more!)

This project will focus on helping Microsoft build a very large, heterogamous entity graph of Academic data (papers/publications, authors, affiliations, journals, conferences, topics, etc.) for use in multiple production applications. We’re looking for someone who has a strong background in data mining, information retrieval, document understanding, natural language processing, machine learning, and is passionate about working on hard problems with some of the best talent in the world.





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「台灣人工智慧台灣研發中心」依經濟部「A+企業創新研發淬鍊計畫 全球研發創新夥伴計畫」審核同意之專案計畫內容,其中包括將延攬多位本國研發人才,進行人工智慧人才培育,以期結合國內產學研人才,共同提升台灣人工智慧研發之能量與影響力,提升國內產業國際能見度及國際競爭力。






Responsibilities• Quickly ramping up and understanding the scope and challenges of building a large connected graph responsible for powering production applications
• Design, implement and integrate proof of concepts for manipulating data in large connected graph
• Fast prototyping of different ideas for manipulating data to generate high quality results
• Analyzing the graph and finding insights to support business decisions and publish high impact papers
• Working closely with researchers and data scientists to gather and iterate on feedback and requirements
• Building and maintaining data pipelines which process petabytes of data on a daily basis
• Applying machine learning techniques to solve challenging large-scale problems


• Solid understanding of CS fundamentals and mastering of statistical concepts
• Good understanding of database fundamentals and concepts
• Programming experience with C++/Java/C#/SQL/Python
• Enjoy working with large-scale data and possess a mixture of software engineer and data scientist mindset
• Excellent communication skills and desire to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary environment
• Ability to work independently and ramp-up to new areas quickly

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ Years Programming experience with C++/Java/C#
  • Student currently pursuing in master or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent experience
  • 3+ Years Data Mining or Machine Learning experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with information retrieval, data mining, machine learning and natural language understanding
  • Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science, Statistics, Operations Research or other quantitative disciplines, with publications in top conferences/journals, like WWW, KDD, WSDM, ICML, ACL, etc.

Experience with any Big Data platform with Microsoft COSMOS platform and Scope scripting language

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.


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Research Assistant (Internship)
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