Lead Researcher - Machine Learning and Data Mining - Safety Design Solutions in Autonomous Vehicles
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Allstate is looking to hire researchers to join our Innovation team at our downtown Chicago and Menlo Park(SF Bay area) locations. Our team works on a diverse set of data and systems including GPS probe, Accident data, LiDAR and high-resolution imagery to create driver safety solutions and helps build next-generation road risk assessing platforms for ADAS, and self- driving vehicles.
This is a great opportunity to work with a talented team of some of the world’s leading experts to build solutions that are not only groundbreaking, but also help make driving safer and save lives.
Under leadership of Director of Innovation and Research, the Lead Researcher will develop novel algorithms and techniques that can leverage traditional maps, real time traffic and techniques such as imagery object detection, scene recognition and structure from motion to solve tough problems like Accident avoidance and prediction in highly autonomous vehicles. He/she will also assist in efforts to evaluate, extract, scrub/prep, analyze and visualize spatial and non-spatial risk data using machine learning and statistical analysis and communicate to various stakeholders across and outside the company.
- Track and apply the latest algorithm improvements from industry and the research community. A strong passion for empirical research is a necessary trait.
- Collaborate in a fast-changing environment and to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues who range from academic researchers, senior data scientists, Developers, Dev Ops, Hardware engineers, and Product managers.
- Occasionally make presentations on enterprise specific topics at meetings and conferences.
- Prepare and deliver presentations and/or training sessions to share insights from research, software, tools or procedures to internal and external audience on a periodic basis.
- Provide oversight to junior level research associates, interns and Co-op employees.
- Master’s degree or PhD in computer science or a highly quantitative discipline.
- Knowledge designing algorithms to support broadcast of rapidly changing, latency-sensitive data.
- Genuinely excited and enthusiastic about learning and pushing technical limits when finding new solutions.
- Data mining analysis languages such as R, Pydata, SQL
- Strong track record of solving problems using spatio-temporal analysis and automotive sensor data.
- Proficiency in statistical methods and analysis including a deep understanding of regression techniques.
- Proficiency in database management: create, edit, update, join, append and query data from spatial and non-spatial relational databases.
- Experience with data visualization and graphics tools for the creation of professional presentations reports, web content, or education materials.
- Ability to create and maintain good working relationships and collaborations while being able to work independently and take initiative.
- Knowledge of machine learning techniques, algorithms (k-NN, Naive Bayes, Hidden Markov and others) and tools such as Mahout and MLLib.
- Past experience in predictive model development using Insurance data and working with actuaries is preferred.
- Experience related to ADAS and semi-autonomous vehicle systems is a plus.
- Experience in developing using Spark is a plus.
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.
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