AI Research Manager

Job title: AI Research Manager

Company: Autodesk

Job description: Job Requisition ID #


Position Overview

As an AI Research Manager at Autodesk Research, you will be managing fundamental and applied research that will help our customers imagine, design, and make a better world. We are a team of scientists, researchers, engineers, and designers working together on projects that range from learning-based design systems, computer vision, graphics, robotics, human-computer interaction, sustainability, simulation, manufacturing, architectural design and construction.

As a member of the AI Lab in Autodesk Research you will be an expert in research areas such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, generative AI, machine learning, computer vision, reinforcement learning, information retrieval, and natural language processing.

Autodesk’s AI Lab is active in the wider research community, targeting publications at CVPR, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, SIGGRAPH, and other top-tier conferences. We collaborate with top academic & industry labs, combining the best of an academic environment with product-guided research. We are a global team, located in London, San Francisco, Toronto, and remotely across the US, Canada, and Europe.


Lead and collaborate on research projects within a global team

Manage researchers and research projects

Review relevant AI/ML literature to identify emerging methods, technologies, and best practices

Work towards long-term research goals, while identifying intermediate milestones

Build relationships and collaborate with academics and institutions

Explore and develop new ML models and AI techniques

Publish papers; attend and speak at conferences

Think strategically about research directions

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s or PhD in a field related to AI/ML such as: Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Linguistics, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture or related disciplines

People management experience

Publication track record in machine learning conferences and/or journals

Significant post-graduate research experience, or 5 or greater years of work experience (actual job title/position will be commensurate to experience)

Good background in statistical methods for Machine Learning (e.g. Bayesian methods, HMMs, graphical models, dimension reduction, clustering, classification, regression techniques, etc.)

Familiarity with Deep Learning techniques (e.g. Network architectures, regularization techniques, learning techniques, loss-functions, optimization strategies, etc.) Familiarity with PyTorch, TensorFlow, JAX or similar frameworks

Strong coding abilities in Python and/or C++

Preferred qualifications

LLMs and Natural Language Processing

2D & 3D Generative AI

Reinforcement Learning

Computational geometry and geometric methods (e.g. shape analysis, topology, differential geometry, discrete geometry, functional mapping, geometric deep learning, graph neural networks)

Multi-modal deep learning and/or information retrieval

Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment or other Autodesk domains

At Autodesk, we’re building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.


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About Autodesk
Welcome to Autodesk! Amazing things are created every day with our software – from the greenest buildings and cleanest cars to the smartest factories and biggest hit movies. We help innovators turn their ideas into reality, transforming not only how things are made, but what can be made.

We take great pride in our culture here at Autodesk – our Culture Code is at the core of everything we do. Our values and ways of working help our people thrive and realize their potential, which leads to even better outcomes for our customers.

When you’re an Autodesker, you can be your whole, authentic self and do meaningful work that helps build a better future for all. Ready to shape the world and your future? Join us!

Salary transparency

Salary is one part of Autodesk’s competitive compensation package. Offers are based on the candidate’s experience and geographic location. In addition to base salaries, we also have a significant emphasis on discretionary annual cash bonuses, commissions for sales roles, stock or long-term incentive cash grants, and a comprehensive benefits package.

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Location: Toronto, ON

Job date: Fri, 26 Jan 2024 00:41:59 GMT

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