Do you have a track record of creating business value using artificial intelligence research and systems? Capital One is seeking a Director of Conversational AI Research to lead, manage, and grow a team of Ph.D.-level scientists conducting artificial intelligence research targeted to systems that help customers effortlessly solve problems and complete tasks through natural language conversation. You’ll direct foundational research on natural language processing, deep learning, end-to-end (generative) dialogue systems, cognitive architectures, and commonsense reasoning. You’ll guide transfer of research to the development of intelligent assistants that empower our banking and credit card customers. You’re familiar with the entire research and development pipeline, ranging from research, patents, and publications, to developing proofs of concept and bringing systems into production in the cloud. You maintain a working knowledge of the latest AI research, tools, methodologies, and technologies. You have strong strategic thinking, presentation, interpersonal influence, and networking skills. You have excellent communication and reasoning skills, including the ability to influence and make a strong case for technological change.
Ph.D in engineering
At least 2 years of experience with people management.
At least 2 years of experience with deep learning and neural networks
At least 4 years of experience leading artificial intelligence research
Ph.D. in computer science, machine learning, or artificial intelligence
2+ years of experience with agile software development
2+ years of experience with public cloud
2+ years of experience with open source technologies
6+ years of experience leading research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep neural networks, natural language understanding, natural language generation, dialogue management, question answering, textual entailment, affective computing, human-computer interaction, commonsense reasoning, story understanding, and/or cognitive architectures
5+ years of experience programming in Python or Java
Publications in AAAI, ACL, CHI, EMNLP, ICLR, ICML, IJCAI, IUI, NAACL, NIPS, or UAI
Capital One will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position