Computer Scientist-Autonomy

$90,000 - $120,000 yearly
  • SRI International
  • Menlo Park, CA, USA
  • Sep 27, 2019

Job Description

The Artificial Intelligence Center of SRI International is looking to fill a research position in the area of autonomous systems. SRI has a long history of innovative work in autonomy, commencing with the development of the first mobile robot (Shakey) back in the 1960s through more recent work on distributed AI for controlling large-scale robot teams, privacy-aware information managers, UAV controllers, and robots that learn from their environments. 

This position will focus on the development of innovative capabilities for autonomy, spanning both full and mixed-initiative autonomy models, as well as their deployment to challenging real-world problems. Responsibilities will include contributing to existing research projects through concept design, algorithm development, and evaluation; enhancing visibility of the lab through publishing and engagement with the broader research community; formulating new research directions; and collaborating within small teams to develop new projects related to autonomous systems.

The ideal candidate will have technical depth in the following areas:

  • Autonomy architectures
  • Automated planning and scheduling
  • Distributed AI / Multi-agent coordination
  • Machine learning, with particular focus on reinforcement learning


  • PhD in Computer Science or a related field, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence; alternatively, a Master’s degree with at least three years of experience in autonomous systems R&D
  • A track record of technical excellence in basic and applied research
  • The ability to work effectively within groups, including in a multi-disciplinary setting

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