Research Assistant

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-911

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
A research assistant position is available at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, College of Information Technology, UAE University, UAE. The candidate must have obtained an MSc degree in computer science, data science, or any other related field. The position is available as part of a research project, on the application of Edge AI in smart cities, funded by the UAEU UPAR Grant. The duration of the project is 4 years. The successful candidate must register for his Ph.D. at UAEU in the fall of 2021.

The duration of the initial contract, before starting the Ph.D., is 5 months. Duties will include literature review, data collection, data analysis, installation and configuration of software tools, and developing and training AI modes. Relevant skills include: machine learning, Internet of things, data management, collection, and visualization, development and training of AI models, software development using various programming languages including Java, Python, C++, and more. The earliest joining date is 1-May-2020.


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

Preferred Qualification
Programming skill, Machine learning skill, Scientific paper writing skill.

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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