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Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time
Job Duration: Permanent Employment

Job Description
- We're looking for a research assistant to work on a research project that involves automatic speech recognition (ASR) of Arabic dialects, particularly Gulf dialects (the candidate does not need to know Arabic, but it's a plus).
- The research involves applying and developing machine learning algorithms, including deep neural networks, and handling moderate to large amounts of speech and text data.
- The research assistant may later apply for the PhD program to continue working on this project or a related research in the area of speech and language understanding (or other AI subfields).

Requirements

Ideally, the candidate should have
- Masters or Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related area (computer/electrical engineering, math & stats).
- Proficiency in Python
- Familiarity with machine learning concepts and toolkits.
- Academic writing skills in English

Minimum Qualification
- B.sc. in Computer Science or a related area (computer/electrical engineering, Math & Stats).

Preferred Qualification
- M.Sc.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
- Proficiency in Python
- Familiarity with machine learning concepts and toolkits.
- Academic writing skills in English

About the Company

Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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