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Research Engineer (1-year contract), School of Information Systems

Singapore Management University (SMU)
Posted On :11 Jan 2018


Job Summary

  • Salary:   Undisclosed
  • Location: Singapore - South
  • Work Type: Contract
  • Min. Education Level: Degree
  • Field of Study: Not Applicable
  • Years of Experience: 2
  • Skills: Strong capability in independently setting up Linux server environment and establishing the machine-learning working platform.

Job Descriptions


At the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University (SMU), we are inviting applications for Research Engineer focusing on researching data mining and machine learning for recommender systems.

The successful candidate will be working with a dynamic, progressive, and close-knit research group led by Dr. Hady Lauw ( The group pursues data mining and machine learning research, focusing on preference analytics and recommendation system. We aspire towards world-class research, high-quality publications, and real-world impact.

The Research Engineer will be involved in several activities, including:

  • building a framework for machine learning processes to support a recommendation system
  • designing and implementing a library of recommendation algorithms
  • building visual interfaces for recommendation applications
  • conducting rigorous experimentations and data analysis
  • supporting the research efforts of the group


  • Required to have Bachelor''s degree with high academic standing (1st class or 2nd upper) from a reputable university, in Computer Science or a closely-related discipline
  • Prior experience and deep interest in research is preferred
  • Competent in at least one major programming language, e.g., Java, C, C++
  • Experience and know-how on scientific programming with Matlab, R, or Python
  • Demonstrated understanding of the theories, principles and agorithms in data mining and machine
  • Good analytical, technical and problem solving skills
  • Research publications in machine learning, data mning, or recommender systems will be advantageous

About This Company

Singapore Management University is a place where high-level professionalism blends together with a healthy informality. The ''family-like'' atmosphere among the SMU community fosters a culture where employees work, plan, organise and play together – building a strong collegiality and morale within the university.Our commitment to attract and retain talent is ongoing. We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities – all to meet the work-life needs of our staff. No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.  

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