IBM Research
AI Residency Program

The IBM Research AI Residency Program is a 13-month program that provides opportunity for scientists, engineers, domain experts, and entrepreneurs to conduct innovative research and development on important and emerging topics in Artificial Intelligence. The program aims at creating and investigating novel approaches in AI that progress capabilities towards significant technical and real-world challenges.

About the AI Residency Program

The IBM Research AI Residency Program is a 13-month program that provides opportunity for scientists, engineers, domain experts, and entrepreneurs to conduct innovative research and development on important and emerging topics in Artificial Intelligence. The program aims at creating and investigating novel approaches in AI that progress capabilities towards significant technical and real-world challenges.

AI Residents will work closely with IBM Research scientists and are expected to fully complete a project within the 13-month residency. The results of the project may include publications in top AI conferences and journals, development of prototypes demonstrating important new AI functionality, and fielding of working AI systems. The program aims at creating and investigating novel approaches in AI that progress capabilities towards significant technical and real-world challenges.

Program details


Logistics

Deadline

Coming soon

Locations

IBM T.J.Watson Research Center(Yorktown Heights,NY)

IBM Research AI and MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab (Cambridge,MA)

Almaden Research Center (San Jose,CA)

Haifa Research Lab (Haifa, Israel)

India Research Lab (Bangalore, India)


Program dates

Starts (earliest)

Coming soon

Ends

13-months from start


Requirements

Request interest

500-word statement of research interest and goals

Research goals should align to key focus area(s)

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Research focus areas

Trust in AI
Causal Modeling, Fairness, Explainability, Robustness, Transparency, AI Ethics

Natural Language Processing and Understanding
Question & Answering, Reading Comprehension, Language Embeddings, Dialog, Multi-Lingual NLP

Knowledge & Reasoning
Knowledge/Graph Embeddings, Neuro-Symbolic Reasoning

AI Automation, Scaling, and Management
Automated Data Science, Neural Architecture Search, AutoML, Transfer Learning, Few-Shot/One-Shot/Meta Learning, Active Learning, AI Planning, Parallel and Distributed Learning

AI & Software Engineering
Big Code Analysis and Understanding; Software Life Cycle including modernize, build, debug, test and manage; Software Synthesis including refactoring and automated programming

Human-Centered AI
HCI of AI, Human-AI Collaboration, AI Interaction Models & Modalities, Conversational AI, Novel AI Experiences, Visual AI and Data Visualization

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