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Senior Researcher – AI and Controls, Reinforcement Learning

  • Location
    • Milford, Michigan
    • Warren, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted

Description

Senior Researcher – AI and Controls, Reinforcement Learning

Hybrid: This position will be located onsite three days per week between GM’s Warren location and GM’s Milford location. The Milford location will be for conducting in-vehicle testing and experiments.

Job Description Summary

General Motors Research Labs is an applied research center focusing on creating and evaluating innovations for future vehicles. Our researchers conduct independent technical work, while initiating and leading collaborative projects with colleagues at academia and industry globally.

As a member of General Motors Research Labs, the Controls and Learning systems group offers exciting opportunities for motivated researchers with outstanding capabilities to conduct research in applied AI and Controls for developing cutting edge, world changing technologies for GM’s future vehicles. The focus of this position will be to maximize contributions to the whole organization.

The Role:

In this Senior Researcher position , you will lead research and/or experiments to validate research ideas in developing. Write timely and high-quality research reports, external publications, and records of invention to document new ideas and research results in your area of research.

What You Will Do

As a part of the GM Research team, you will lead novel applied AI and Controls research. You will develop AI/ML/Controls technologies that will change the future of mobility. You will collaborate with world-class universities / industry partners while publishing research outcomes internally and externally.

Broader research areas include:

  • Explore, invent, innovate, implement, evaluate and test algorithms as an independent yet integral member of a research team

  • Identify research gaps, propose, plan and execute complex research projects

  • Maintain state-of-the-art technical expertise in AI/ML/Controls

  • Generate intellectual property, document results and publish papers

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment including cross-functional global teams and research Universities

  • Develop requirements and evaluation metrics for AI/ML/Controls

  • Travel to GM’s Milford location as needed to conduct experiments and testing

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • PhD or MSc with 3+ years of experience in AI, ML, computer science, engineering, physics or relevant areas

  • Expert-level knowledge in one or more of these areas: deep learning, autonomous agents, large-scale multiagent systems, prediction, distributed optimization, and reinforcement learning

  • Must have experience creating and implementing reinforcement learning algorithms

  • Expertise in manipulating high-volume, high-dimensional data from varying sources with machine learning techniques

  • Experience in prototyping algorithms, implementing and testing software on hardware

  • Programming background: Python, AI/ML environments (PyTorch, TensorFlow, sklearn, etc.)

  • Strong analytical capabilities

  • Excellent verbal/written communication in English along with strong interpersonal skills

  • Passion for applying AI and Controls to impact the future of mobility

What Will Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Experience in applying reinforcement learning to real world problems

  • Experience in applying ML techniques to control theory problems

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