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Research Scientist - Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)

 

Research Scientist - Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)
 
The NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is a unique public-private research center that uses New York City as its laboratory and classroom to help cities around the world become more productive, livable, equitable, and resilient. CUSP observes, analyzes, and models cities to optimize outcomes, prototype new solutions, formalize new tools and processes, and develop new expertise/experts. These activities will make CUSP the world's leading authority in the emerging field of "Urban Informatics." CUSP and its partners are working together with New York City in pursuing R&D in a number of projects across many domains. Our work includes close collaboration with NYC agencies. 
 
The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is seeking a Research Scientist to work in our visualization and data analysis effort. Besides pursuing research in these areas, including the design of algorithms and software for understanding and interacting with large urban data, the research scientist will be part of our operations team. He/she will work other CUSP members and partners to tackle our most difficult analytics problems with Big Data, and help deploy solutions to our partners. 
 
The ideal candidate must have a PhD in Computer Science, expertise in visualization and data analysis, and experience with large software development. Other areas of desirable expertise include web-based, portable, and large-display wall applications. 
 
Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate with dissertation research in an appropriate field (such as Computer Science, Information Science, or Computer Engineering) is required. 
 
Preferred Qualifications: Extensive research experience with a record of publications in one or more related areas AND research experience in the following areas is preferred:
 
- Information and/or Scientific Visualization, 
- Urban Data, 
- Big Data Management and Analysis, 
- Visual Analytics. 
 
Preferred Technical Skills: 
 
- Strong computer science background 
- Excellent skills in C++ and GPU programming (CUDA) 
- Good knowledge of written and spoken English. The candidate would be expected to lead innovative interdisciplinary research with CUSP domain experts, and work with faculty, postdoc, and students. 
 
Primary Job Duties: 
 
- Plan, conceive, manage or conduct research and development for CUSP customers and sponsors. This includes helping prepare research proposals. 
- Create new understandings and capabilities; critical review; or similar engineering research and development methods. 
- Initiate, design, develop, execute, and evaluate new processes, products, or systems through basic and applied research. 
 
Applicants are invited to send their CV, research statement, and names of at least three references to kc83@nyu.edu with "Research Scientist" in the subject line. Application review will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
 
The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. In keeping with this commitment, CUSP strongly encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members of minority groups. Individuals with disabilities seeking accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at equal.opportunity@nyu.edu.  

Software Developer - Amazon

 

After several years working on the Windows multimedia stack at Microsoft, I’m building a team here at Amazon to work on the video platform for Instant Video.  We’re building a massively scalable platform to ingest, encode, validate and distribute video content all over the world.  I recently made a great hire from the visualization community recommended to me by Richard Coffey, and I wanted to touch base with you to see if there were any folks inside your network that were currently in the market for software development opportunities.  At this point, we’re looking for folks with either a master’s degree in CS, or 4+ years’ work experience, with emphasis in the areas of distributed systems, networking or visualization.
 
If there are individuals you think might be interested, I’d appreciate you passing along my contact info.
 
Thanks in advance!
 
Nick
 
Nick Benson
Engineering Manager | Video Encoding and Delivery | Amazon Instant Video
e: nibenson@amazon.com | p: 206-740-7638 |  c: 206-890-5179
 

Researcher and Research Engineer Positions, AT&T Labs

 

AT&T Labs - Research, one of the premier research laboratories in the world, is
looking for talented individuals to make a difference in the world of
communications. AT&T engages in fundamental and applied research in computer
science and electrical engineering, with specific research areas including
algorithms, networking, wireless, mobile computing, speech and language
processing, multimedia, web, social media, visualization, statistics and
machine learning, data management and data mining, software systems, cloud
computing, and more.  Access to massive amounts of real-world data, the ability
to work with internal and external collaborators, the possibility of making an
impact by developing solutions that will be used by millions, and the freedom
to publish your results, are some of the reasons AT&T Labs - Research is an
exciting place to work.

Positions are based in Bedminster, NJ; Middletown, NJ; New York, NY; and San
Francisco, CA, depending on the area of research.

Outstanding PhD-level candidates at all levels of experience and experienced
M.S. candidates are encouraged to apply. Interviews will be conducted in early
2013. For more information, visit

http://www.research.att.com

and click on "Working with us".

AT&T Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications will be reviewed
on a continuous basis until positions are filled.

Research scientist position in Visualization - Siemens

 

The Imaging and Computer Vision Technology Field of Siemens Corporate Technology has an immediate opening in Princeton, NJ for a full-time Research Scientist - Large Data Visualization position. Ideal candidates will have in-depth knowledge of high performance large data/ image visualization, scientific  and computer graphics architectures with strong software development skills.

CT is one of the world’s premier research labs for computer vision and imaging.

What are my responsibilities?
• Perform translational research and development in the area of high performance large 2D/3D/nD image/point cloud/surface/vector/tensor visualization.
• Perform translational research and development in the area of large data remote visualization and computing architecture.
• Implement high quality working solutions for commercial, scientific or industrial applications.
• Quick prototyping, feasibility studies, specifications and implementation of software components, present high quality presentations about the outcome to internal and external audience
• Innovate state-of-the-art computer graphics techniques to and also be active in publications

What skills are needed to qualify for this job?
• PhD in Computer Engineering or equivalent relevant discipline.
• Proven record in advanced visualization techniques.
• Strong experience in hands-on software architecture and implementation.
• Ability to develop new research ideas to the level of a working system prototype.
• Ability to quickly prototype in C/C++/Java and translate implementation to robust product components
• Advanced CPU/GPU programming (OpenCL, CUDA, OpenGL, OpenGL ES, WebGL) and optimization experience is a must.
• Multi-platform visualization deployment experience a plus
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and can do attitude.
• Ability to work independently and prioritize work.
• Strong collaboration skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Willing to accept challenges and responsibilities.
• Flexibility and adaptability to work in a growing, dynamic team.
• Successful candidate must be able to work with controlled technology in accordance with US export control law.
 
With over 1,900 research operatives worldwide, the Corporate Technology department (www.ct.siemens.com) occupies a special position within Siemens' R&D facilities. It functions as an international network of expertise and as a global partner for technology and innovations. Through its R&D activities in Germany, the USA, China, India, Russia, Japan and Eastern Europe Corporate Technology helps secure the company's technological future and bolster its competitiveness.

Siemens is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.
 
For further information and to apply please go to www.usa.siemens.com

Senior Rendering Researcher at Weta Digital, NZ

The research group at Weta Digital is seeking a senior rendering researcher/engineer to take a leading role in the development of rendering technology at Weta Digital.  A deep understanding of a wide range of rendering technologies is required, such as light transport, importance sampling, volume rendering, realistic material models, shading, and geometry processing.  The ideal candidate will have extensive software engineering expertise, proven research contributions, and project leadership experience.

Responsibilities
- Research and develop new rendering algorithms, such as light transport (path tracing with importance sampling), volume rendering, etc.
- Design and implement physically realistic material models for hair, skin, and other materials using multi-layer BSDFs, importance sampling, and subsurface scattering.
- Adapt the latest research results into practical, production-quality code.
- Implement core rendering systems with a focus on high performance, multi threading, scalability, and robustness.
- Analyse and optimize system performance.
- Improve and maintain existing code to improve quality, reliability, and maintainability.
- Proactively test new and existing features to ensure the highest levels of quality.
- Provide hands-on user support.  Find and fix bugs.  Author high quality internal and end-user documentation.
- Share senior project leadership responsibilities, such as planning and tracking development tasks, engaging with users, and collaborating with other departments.

Required Qualifications
- Masters or Ph.D. in Computer Science
- 6 years of industry software engineering experience.
- World-class rendering research expertise.
- A solid foundation in software engineering, including object-oriented programming.
- Fluency in C++ and experience with other languages such as Python.
- Extensive experience in performance analysis and optimization of highly parallel, scalable systems.
- Ability to work well on a self-directed team in a rapidly changing, deadline-oriented environment.
- A team-oriented, customer-focused, quality-obsessed mindset.

Desirable Qualifications
- GPU programming expertise (CUDA or OpenCL) and experience with interactive rendering algorithms.
- Experience in film or video game production.
- Familiarity with programming tools such as Valgrind, Vtune, git, etc.

To apply for this position, please visit www.wetafx.co.nz/jobs.
For more information about the research group at Weta Digital, see www.wetafx.co.nz/research.

About Weta Digital

Weta Digital is an Academy Award winning visual effects company based in Wellington, New Zealand that created the visual effects for movies such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong, Avatar, The Adventures of Tintin, The Hobbit trilogy, and many others. The studio has won 5 Academy Awards for best achievement in Visual Effects, and continues to show industry leadership by starting or incubating multiple successful software products such as Massive, Mudbox and Mari.

AT&T Labs - Research

AT&T Labs - Research, one of the premier research laboratories in the
world, is looking for talented individuals to make a difference in the
world of communications. AT&T engages in fundamental and applied
research in computer science and electrical engineering, with specific
research areas including algorithms, networking, wireless, mobile
computing, speech and language processing, multimedia, web, social
media, visualization, statistics and machine learning, data management
and data mining, software systems, cloud computing, and more.  Access
to massive amounts of real-world data, the ability to work with
internal and external collaborators, the possibility of making an
impact by developing solutions that will be used by millions, and the
freedom to publish your results, are some of the reasons AT&T Labs -
Research is an exciting place to work.

Positions are based in Bedminster, NJ; Middletown, NJ; New York, NY;
and San Francisco, CA, depending on the area of research.

Outstanding PhD-level candidates at all levels of experience and
experienced M.S. candidates are encouraged to apply. Interviews will
be conducted in early 2013. For more information, visit
www.research.att.com and click on "Working with us".

AT&T Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications will be
reviewed on a continuous basis until positions are filled.

Computational Scientist - Stone Ridge Technology

Stone Ridge Technology has an immediate opening for a full-time
computational scientist. The candidate will join a team of physicists,
applied mathematicians and computer scientists working on large-scale
high performance scientific and engineering codes in a variety of
disciplines including Energy, Oil and Gas and Finance. Exceptional
ability in C++, C and UNIX required. The candidate should have
experience coding for performance, experience with
multicore/multi-node and GPU programming and the ability to rapidly
understand and contribute to complex technical codes in a variety of
engineering and scientific disciplines. PhD in Physics, Applied Math,
Engineering or Computer Science preferred.

Required
Exceptional programming ability in C++.
Experience with large technical codes as primary author.
Experience programming for performance.
Experience in GPU programming with CUDA.
Experience in parallel programming, OpenMP, MPI, pThreads.
Experience with Unix systems.

Preferred
PhD in Physics, Applied Math, Engineering or Computer Science.
Experience with the numerical solution of PDE’s.
Experience with sparse linear algebra.
Experience with Geophysics, CFD, MHD or CEM.

Stone Ridge Technology provides services and products to the High
Performance Computing industry focusing in Oil and Gas, Bioinformatics
and Finance. It develops, ports and optimizes scalable physics and
engineering based technical codes for modern multi-core and GPU
compute architectures. It markets GAMPACK, a scalable high-performance
GPU-based Algebraic Multigrid linear solver library.  Candidates
should be comfortable with a challenging, high-energy
environment. Compensation includes salary, bonus and equity
options. Interested candidates should email resumes to Dr. Vincent
Natoli: vnatoli@stoneridgetechnology.com. This position is in Bel Air,
MD.

Find out more on their website.

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