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Scientist/ Sr. Engineer – AI & ML in Jersey City, NJ at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

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Job Description


The Computational and Human Intelligence Lab (χ Lab) at Verisk AI Research is seeking qualified and highly motivated candidates interested in solving pure and applied research problems as well as work with engineering teams to develop deployable AI and ML products and services in areas including computer vision, nature language processing, speech understanding, and as well as other problem spaces in the FinTech industry.

The χ Lab is focused on building human-machine collaborative systems and intelligent workflows to extraction information from structured and unstructured data – documents, images, videos, and audio data. Focus areas include deep generative models and Bayesian deep learning, learning with small amounts of data/ supervision, creating knowledge representations and leveraging them for ML, active inference and continuous learning. 


  • Conduct theoretical and applied research in ML and AI, advance the state of the art, create intellectual property (patents), and publish in top-tier conferences and journals
  • Mentor graduate students, advise on research theses and work on university collaborations
  • Develop algorithms and systems to solve large-scale, real-world problems; their rapid prototyping, deployment, and evaluation; hardening and optimizing for speed, size or accuracy
  • Collaborate effectively in hybrid teams composed of ML scientists, software engineers, product managers; work with BU & marketing teams to deliver solutions & addressing customer concerns
  • Present and discuss work to research and business teams, management and at conferences and Expos

What you’ll need

  • A PH.D. in computer science, electrical engineering, Statistics, Applied Math or a related discipline
  • 5 years hands-on experience in building AI and ML applications in computer vision, natural language processing, speech understanding or related areas
  • Excellent programming and systems skills; proficiency in C++, Python, Lua and relevant tools & libraries like Torch, Tensorflow, Keras, OpenCV, etc.; familiarity with GPU programming
  • Excellent problem-solving, and analytical skills; ability to think out of the box and to learn quickly
  • Passion for theoretical and applied research and for answering hard questions with data
  • Ability to work both autonomously and with a team; excellent interpersonal skills

Who we are

Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, financial services, government, and risk management. We’re a member of Standard & Poor’s S&P 500® Index and part of the Nasdaq-100 Index. In 2016, Forbes named Verisk to its World’s Most Innovative Companies list and to its America’s Best Large Employer list. Verisk is one of only 14 companies to appear on both lists. We’re headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, right across the Hudson River from downtown Manhattan. We are hiring in Jersey City (US), Germany (Munich) and India (Hyderabad, Bangalore) and can consider other locations.

Verisk AI Research conducts applied R&D in AI and ML in computer vision, document understanding, NLP, and speech understanding and other areas. We work in collaboration with leading academic experts and 25+ business units in 13 business verticals. Lab members are expected to conduct and/ or supervise high impact research leading to publications, inventions and patents & engineering of products leading to market-deployed products and services. 

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