USCâs Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of the universityâs Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced artificial intelligence, information processing, computing, cybersecurity, and communications technologies. ISIâs 400 faculty, professional staff and graduate students carry out extraordinary information sciences research at three distinct locations - Marina Del Rey, CA; Arlington, VA; and Waltham, MA.
*This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA.*
ISI is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar â Research Associate.Â This is a 1-year, fixed-term position, with possibility of a 2rd year extension.Â This Postdoctoral Scholar â Research Associate will be conducting research in the area of quantum machine learning.
Job Duties will include:
Designing, implementing and training different types of Boltzmann Machines
Programming a D-Wave quantum annealer to train Temporal Restricted Boltzmann Machines (TRBM)
Analyzing and testing the performance of the TRBM
Ph.D. in Physics or Computer Science
Working experience in machine learning, in particular Boltzmann Machines
Working knowledge of Python and Matlab
Experience on quantum computing is not required, but some basic knowledge would be beneficial and preferred.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous three yearsMinimum Experience: 0-1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.