28 Jan 2020

Call for Application: Postdoctoral Position in Humanitarian AI

The Bengio Lab at Mila is actively seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in Humanitarian AI. From disease diagnosis to gender bias detection to climate change mitigation, machine learning and artificial intelligence have the potential to amplify the efforts of teams working to address pressing social problems. This postdoctoral position provides the opportunity to work in a stimulating and supportive environment in order to advance the state-of-the-art in this increasingly relevant subject.

The following skills will be beneficial for this role,

  • An ability to successfully communicate and collaborate with nonprofits, governments, or social enterprises on public good problems
  • Creativity in initiating and persistence in developing team efforts on social applications
  • A publication record in fundamental deep learning and / or the ethics and governance of AI
  • Experience with mentorship and capacity building, to promote a diversity of backgrounds in the AI research community

Mila is an intellectually vibrant institute that prioritizes direct engagement with the wider community. The institute regularly contributes cutting-edge deep learning research and is central to the Montreal AI ecosystem. The institute has an established history of projects and community building in humanitarian AI space. The successful applicant will have opportunities to extend these projects as well as initiate new ones, potentially drawing from Mila’s partners in government, nonprofits, and industry. An important responsibility is the supervision of a group of interns working on these projects, which also gives opportunities to leverage one’s ideas and experience in managing projects.

To apply, please complete the Mila postdoc application form, specifying “Humanitarian AI” in the final comments field. If you have any questions about the role, do not hesitate to reach out to yoshua.bengio@mila.quebec.

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