Website Alliance Innovation Lab Silicon Valley (a satellite of Nissan Research Center)

Is your ambition to apply principled methods in decision-theoretic planning, model-based learning, or human-robot interaction to real world applications while remaining connected with the academic community? To tackle practical problems that challenge and evolve theoretical assumptions? Nissan offers a unique R&D opportunity in Silicon Valley to do just that.

We are looking for up and coming experts (PhDs, but also exceptional non-PhDs with demonstrable expertise and software development prowess) to join a small team that is aiming to revolutionize the automotive industry. Emphasis is on modular software, automation, and state-of-the-art planning and reasoning. Collaborate with us to prove the technology and render obsolete conventional engineering designs in a growing list of projects ranging from autonomous vehicles to energy management. And help us to find the next game-changing application that your research advances will enable. Publishing and patent-filing is encouraged, rewarded, and supported by senior members of the team. Multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural collaboration is integral, with business-trip opportunities to Japan and France.

Expertise keywords: (PO)MDPs, HRI/HCI, RL, probabilistic graphical models, multi-objective optimization, robot (behavior) planning and reasoning, agile development

If this matches your state and objective function, submit your CV and cover letter to, and be sure to tell us what sort of a position you are looking for (full-time employee? contractor / visiting researcher? intern?) and your time horizon.

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