Research Assistant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-840

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The College of Information Technology at the United Arab Emirates University is looking for a good Research Assistant to join the AI & Robotics Lab to do a research in AI-based privacy preserved elderly monitoring system. The objective of this project is to develop intelligent monitoring system for elderly people without intruding their privacy so the elderly can age-in-place while their activities of daily living (ADLs) and abnormal activities are monitored and detected using our proposed machine learning models trained on in-house collected dataset from binary sensors and low-resolution cameras. The candidate should have a bachelor degree and willing to join master degree program at UAEU. The candidate for this position should preferably have a degree in in Computer Science, Electronics, or any related field, have excellent abilities in analyzing a problem and finding a solution, learning/adopting new technologies, consistency, working on Python and Machine Learning tools, and good written and verbal communication skills in English.

They should be highly motivated to engage in research, be capable of working independently and open to exploratory work which may demand changing directions and picking up new skills on the go as required. Candidates should expect to learn excellent programming skills to develop full-stack application programs in any of the mainstream mobile platforms and exhibit an appetite for building an experimental proof of concept systems using open source tools and off the shelf hardware platforms. It is also an expectation that the candidate will contribute towards setting up pilot trials, subsequent scale-up, and dissemination of this work. Short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Minimum Qualification
The candidate for this position should have a bachelor degree in Computer Science, Electronics, Mechatronics, and Communications Engineering or any related field

Preferred Qualification
Specialized in Machine learning and Deep learning

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.