Microsoft AI Resident (Cambridge, UK)

Microsoft AI Resident (Cambridge, UK)

Date Posted: January 30, 2018

Learn new AI skills and improve people’s lives with intelligent technology

Join our team as a resident of our 2018 Microsoft AI Residency program. You will have the opportunity to work alongside prominent researchers and engineers in Cambridge, UK, gaining skills and hands-on experience working on practical AI and machine learning problems that help tackle some of society’s toughest challenges. The ideal candidate will have a passion for leveraging their expertise from computer science work and/or other technical fields to solve real-world challenges by applying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

In this year-long program, you will:

  • Gain real-world, hands-on industry experience while you work with Microsoft researchers, engineers, and product teams.
  • Learn about deploying machine learning solutions at scale across a range of areas such as healthcare, entertainment, and productivity.
  • Benefit from a rich program of training and mentorship.
  • Become part of the vibrant machine learning community in Cambridge, UK.
  • Receive competitive compensation and be encouraged to apply for a regular position at Microsoft at the end of the residency program.


Eligibility criteria

  • We are looking for BSc, MSc, and PhD graduates with degrees in, but not limited to: computer science, electrical engineering, data science, mathematics, physics, economics, human-computer interaction, and computational biology.
  • Experience developing in at least one high-level language such as Python or C/C++/C#.
  • Experience with machine learning techniques or deep learning frameworks is desirable.
  • Enthusiasm to move into the field is essential.
  •  Ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Strong communication skills.

Microsoft values diversity and inclusiveness

Maximizing the contribution of every individual allows us to infuse diverse thought as a natural part of the way we innovate. Therefore, we welcome applications from a diverse range of applicants.

Application requirements

To apply for the 2018 Microsoft AI Residency Program, complete the application and submit the following items in one PDF or .doc:

  • One-page personal statement describing why are you interested and passionate about AI and machine learning, and what you hope to gain from the Microsoft AI Residency experience.
  • CV/Resume which includes relevant coding experience, research, links to publications, coursework, and any other relevant professional sites or posts.
  • If invited to attend a formal interview, two letters of recommendation will be required

Key dates

Application Deadline
We encourage completed applications to be submitted by February 28, 2018, but will continue to review applications until March 30, 2018.

Notification of admission
April 2018 – May 2018

Residency program
September 2018 – August 2019

Apply here

For questions related to this program, please contact AIResidency@microsoft.com.

See here for information on AI residencies available in Redmond, US.

What is Microsoft looking for in a candidate?

The ideal candidate will have a passion for leveraging their expertise from computer science work and/or other technical fields to solve real-world challenges by applying artificial intelligence (AI). We are looking for candidates with degrees in, but not limited to: computer science, electrical engineering, data science, mathematics, physics, economics, human-computer interaction, and computational biology. Experience developing in at least one high-level language such as Python or C/C++/C# or experience with machine learning techniques or deep learning frameworks is desirable.

I have been out of school for several years, am I still eligible?

Yes, we will consider people with various degrees and experiences.

How do I apply and what does the application timeline look like?

We encourage completed applications to be submitted by February 28, 2018, but will continue to review applications until March 30, 2018. Interviews will take place February through March 2018 and successful candidates will be notified in April through May 2018. The actual residency program will start in September 2018 and end in August 2019.

What benefits will I receive during the program?

The residency program offers benefits designed to give you a world-class experience. You will receive competitive pay, custom AI training from the top researchers and more.

Where is the residency program based?

This position is located in Cambridge, UK. There is another location in Redmond, WA but you will need to apply separately here.

Will Microsoft sponsor my work authorization?

Where required, Microsoft will support the immigration process for eligible applicants. We will work with our outside counsel to review and to determine the best available visa/work authorization option.

What can I expect at the completion of the residency program?

Residents are encouraged to apply for a regular position at Microsoft at the end of their residency.

Have questions not covered in the FAQs?

Feel free to send your questions to AIResidency@microsoft.com.

 

A selection of AI Projects at Microsoft Research Cambridge

The Residency will enable participants to work on these and other projects in a real-world context across a wide range of domains such as healthcare, finance, entertainment, automotive, accessibility and productivity.

Projects

Project Malmo

Established: June 1, 2015

How can we develop artificial intelligence that learns to make sense of complex environments? That learns from others, including humans, how to interact with the world? That learns transferable skills throughout its existence, and applies them to solve new, challenging problems? https://youtu.be/KkVj_ddseO8 Project Malmo sets out to address these core research challenges, addressing them by integrating (deep) reinforcement learning, cognitive science, and many ideas from artificial intelligence. The Malmo platform is a sophisticated AI experimentation…

Infer.NET

Established: October 15, 2008

Infer.NET is a .NET library for machine learning. It provides state-of-the-art algorithms for probabilistic inference from data. Various Bayesian models such as Bayes Point Machine classifiers, TrueSkill matchmaking, hidden Markov models, and Bayesian networks can be implemented using Infer.NET. Infer.NET is currently downloadable as a beta release under a non-commercial license. For more information about Infer.NET including documentation and examples please see the main Infer.NET page.

Project InnerEye – Medical Imaging AI to Empower Clinicians

Established: October 7, 2008

InnerEye is a research project that uses state of the art machine learning technology to build innovative tools for the automatic, quantitative analysis of three-dimensional radiological images. "...We are pursuing AI so that we can empower every person and every institution that people build with tools of AI so that they can go on to solve the most pressing problems of our society and our economy. That’s the pursuit.”. Satya Nadella, keynote at Microsoft IGNITE 2016. Project…

TrueSkill™ Ranking System

Established: November 18, 2005

The TrueSkill ranking system is a skill based ranking system for Xbox Live developed at Microsoft Research. The purpose of a ranking system is to both identify and track the skills of gamers in a game (mode) in order to be able to match them into competitive matches. The TrueSkill ranking system only uses the final standings of all teams in a game in order to update the skill estimates (ranks) of all gamers playing in…

 

Some of the people working on AI projects at Microsoft Research Cambridge

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