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Artificial Intelligence Research Scientist

Description:

UtopiaCompression Corporation (UC) is looking for an outstanding full-time scientist with extensive expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Neuro-cognitive science, Multi-Agent Systems, Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), and other related disciplines.

 The outstanding selected candidate will research and develop innovative algorithms in the aforementioned branches of science using multidisciplinary approaches to advance state of the art in challenging problems such as construction of situated adaptive cognitive agents with cognitive growth and metamorphoses capabilities, collaboration of cognitive agents in complex physical or virtual environments, cognitive agents learning games, plans and strategies in situated environments, theory of adjustable autonomy and social structures, biologically-inspired heterogeneous multi-agent planning systems, human-machine combined autonomous and semi-autonomous systems. The selected candidate will actively participate in as well as lead efforts to procure funding through grant proposals and execute them upon contract. 

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in AI, ML, HRI and related areas from a highly accredited US or Canadian university with high GPA.
  •  At least two years Post-Doctoral experience in the aforementioned disciplines in a highly accredited US or Canadian university or an equivalent program in a highly accredited research institution.
  • Solid academic records with numerous (first author) peer reviewed publications in prestigious and well recognized journals.
  • Solid track record in applied mathematics (such as game theory, combinatorial optimization, graph theory, non-linear dynamical systems), statistics and probability theory.
  • Strong programming skills.
  • Entrepreneurial aptitude in identifying promising funding opportunities.
  • Fluent in English language and a great communicator.

Plus:

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in acquiring and executing US government funded programs.
  • Software engineering experience including team development of large projects

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Computer Vision Intern

Description:

UtopiaCompression Corporation (UC) is looking for an intern to work closely with Computer Vision scientists to develop state of the art object detection and tracking algorithms for challenging scenarios. The selected candidate will be a talented and innovative researcher with a proven record of designing and implementing vision algorithms.  The intern will:

  • Interact with UC scientists to understand the specific requirements of detection and tracking scenarios.
  • Perform a comprehensive survey of existing work.
  • Develop new algorithms and prototype and test them on existing datasets.
  • Improve the prototype based on a performance review until they satisfy project requirements.
  • Document all aspects of the project in a report and/or paper.

Requirements:

  • Computer Science or Electrical Engineering MS/PhD 2nd year or higher.
  • Strong knowledge of C, C++ and Matlab.
  • Experience with image processing and computer vision algorithms and familiarity with the state of the art in object detection and tracking.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Willing to work full time for 4-6 months in Los Angeles, California.

Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge of vision libraries such as OpenCV.
  • Experience working in a team on large software projects.
  • Familiarity with version control systems (git/subversion) and build tools (CMake/make)
  • Good knowledge of algorithm optimization and acceleration.

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Computer Vision R&D Scientist

Description:

We are seeking computer vision R&D scientists to innovate in algorithm design and system engineering for a range of vision technologies. The projects span over topics including: visual sensor selection and validation, automated object detection, tracking, classification, visual event detection and recognition, structure from motion, and the corresponding real-time and/or parallel implementations. This position is well suited for technologists who want to solve challenging real-world problems, and also tackle the entrepreneurial tasks of creating new vision systems and products.

Qualifications:

  • Expertise and experience in computer vision (esp. in target detection, tracking, classification, visual activity/event recognition, and structure from motion)
  • Good understanding of concepts in computer vision, machine learning, computer science (data structure and algorithms)
  • Strong programming skills in C and C++.
  • Proficiency in using MATLAB.
  • Hands-on experience with EO and/or IR sensors is desired.
  • Experience with algorithm and system parallelization is a plus
  • Publications, prior industry research or product development experience, are a plus.

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Computer Vision System Engineer

Description:

As the system engineer, you will have the opportunity to work with the most advanced panoramic camera prototype and are expected to design and develop all the necessary system components including camera control and data interfaces, storage, processing and visualization pipelines (on the host machine).  You will be working closely with the R&D Research Scientists and Software Engineers to breathe life into cutting edge computer vision algorithms by selecting the most suitable platforms (desktop applications, embedded systems, or GPU implementations) and build the most cost-effective high-performance computer vision system addressing various challenges such as Gigabit data throughputs, real-time vision processing performance, etc.  You will be in charge of the overall system design, development, testing, and demonstration, as well as all the enhancement iterations.

Qualifications

  • A BS/MS in CS/EE or similiar
  • 2+ years of hands-on system and software development    experience in computer vision
  • Ability to rapidly define suitable hardware platforms and design    system architecture that will meet the data throughputs and  algorithmic complexity of the vision system
  • Solid programming skills in compiled CPU languages  (C/C++/Objective-C)
  • Familiarity with both Windows and Linux environments
  • Extensive performance optimization experience in computer vision
  • Excellent problem solving skills, ability to work with minimum supervision, and collaboration with peers are expected.
  • Experience in developing multiple camera systems, real-time video processing system, and embedded systems or GPU implementations are highly desired

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Federal Business Development Lead

Description:

The Federal Business Development Lead- role is responsible for leading the establishment of relationships and procurement of new business opportunities within the Public Sector.  This includes the establishment, development and expansion of revenue-producing relationships with key federal and business partner contacts which will enhance UtopiaCompression’s industry positioning in the Federal Sector.
 
Essential Functions:

  • Owns the Business Development strategy and leads efforts to expand and drive Public Sector revenues within agencies such as the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Homeland Security, or the Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Work with other solutions providers, systems integrators and businesses with executing on this strategy.
  • Works closely with the technical team to inform them of new deliverables and custom project strategies that allow UC to more closely align with federal requirements.
  • Works to develop account and partner strategies.
  • Leads the UC team through the pursuit process.
  • Coordinates activities with all UC units to fulfill necessary requirements.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • BS/BA degree in business or related field required.  MBA Preferred.
  • Minimum of 15+ years of successful sales or business development experience in the public sector.
  • Strong understanding of government procurement cycle.

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IT Administrator Position

Description:

This position will administer and support the systems, networks, and telecommunications of our main office in Los Angeles, CA.  Position entails ongoing maintenance tasks for both computers and core company services including account management, groupware, mail servers, backup, firewalls, document management, and secure file-sharing with remote customers. The position will also be providing local end-user support for both Windows and Linux Operating Systems.

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card) candidates only.
  • In-depth knowledge of Windows and Linux Operating Systems
  • Very knowledgeable about computer hardware and networking
  • Structured and analytical thinking with strong problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Experience configuring and maintaining web services
  • Experience in writing shell scripts or similar (e.g. Bash,  Python, Ruby)
  • Can research and find the right hardware or software within budget that does the job
  • Able to research and incorporate new softwares to increase company efficiency

Desired:

  • B.S. in relevant field or technical certifications
  • Good knowledge in C/C++ or similar
  • Web development Experience

 

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Networking Research and Development Scientist

Description:

UtopiaCompression Corporation (UC) is seeking outstanding candidates for a full-time research and development scientist position for its networking and communications research group. The scientist will design, develop, and test transport and routing protocols, network QoS and management mechanisms for satellite and tactical networks. The candidate should be willing to work hard, demonstrate good team-working skills, ability to learn quickly and should be comfortable working in cross-disciplinary projects. The desired candidate should be an out-of-the-box thinker researching and developing innovative solutions to advance the state of the art in challenging networking concepts and problems such as information-centric networking, interoperable communication, machine-to-machine communication, software defined networking, cognitive radios, etc. 

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering strongly geared to networking and communication.
  • Well versed with OSI architecture, specifically transport, networking, and MAC protocols.
  • Extensive experience with IETF standards, strong background in protocol design, implementation, and testing.
  • Well versed with different ad hoc/mesh wireless network, unicast and multi-cast routing protocols (e.g., OSPF, OLSR, PIM, ODMRP etc.).
  • Well versed with transport layer protocols for diverse traffic types including audio and video.
  • Strong background in mathematics, specifically probability/statistics theories and optimization theory. Experiences in network modeling and analysis.
  • Knowledge and experience with physical layer modeling (e.g. antenna and channel modeling and analysis).
  • Experience with network simulators such as QualNet, OPNET, NS2 or NS3, or network emulators such as CORE and EMANE.
  • Excellent programming skills in C/C++ and scripting languages, such as Perl, Python.
  • Solid academic records.
  • Entrepreneurial aptitude in identifying promising funding opportunities.
  • Fluent in English language and a great communicator.
  • US citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Plus:

  • Experience with system integration.
  • Experience and expertise in SATCOM networking.
  • Knowledge and experience in Game Theory.
  • Knowledge and experience in network modeling and analysis.
  • Experience in software defined networking (SDN), cloud computing and Internet of Things.
  • Experience in acquiring and executing US government funded programs.
  • Numerous (first author) peer reviewed publications in prestigious and well recognized IEEE and ACM conferences and journals.
  • Software engineering experience including team development of large projects.

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R&D Engineer for Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Description:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications.

  • MS with 2 or more years of experience or PhD in Electrical engineering/Aerospace engineering/Computer science or related field.
  • The ideal candidate should be well versed with some or all of the following topics: Filtering and estimation theory, robotics motion planning and control, optimization theory
  • Experience with embedded systems development.
  • Past record of authorship in peer reviewed conferences/journals.
  • Good programming skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, ability to work with minimum supervision, and collaboration with peers are expected.
  • Candidate must be willing to apply a hands on approach to all aspects of research and development
  • Experience and past record of achievement in areas related to robotics, aerospace and/or controls. Experience with unmanned aircraft systems is highly desired.

 

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Senior R&D Engineer for Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Description:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications.

  • MS with 5 or more years of experience or PhD with 2 or more years of experience in Electrical engineering/Aerospace engineering/Computer science or related field./li>
  • Experience and past record of achievement in areas related to robotics, aerospace and/or controls. Unmanned systems experience is highly desirable.
  • The ideal candidate should be well versed with some or all of the following topics: Nonlinear filtering and estimation theory for robotics, motion planning for robotics, or optimization theory
  • Experience with embedded systems development.
  • Past record of authorship in peer reviewed conferences/journals.
  • Good programming skills.
  • Candidate must be willing to apply a hands on approach to all aspects of research and development
  • Experience with working with various government agencies in the capacity of program manager, principal investigator or technical lead is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated success with writing R&D grants and proposals, and knowledge of relevant government programs of record in the domain of robotics, controls and unmanned systems is highly desired.
  • U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply. Permanent residency is required.

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Socio-Cultural Analysis Research Scientist

Description:

UtopiaCompression Corporation (UC) is looking for an outstanding full-time social scientist with extensive expertise in computational/mathematical sociology, culture and history. The suitable candidate must also be versed in mathematics, probability/statistics theories, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), cognitive sciences, multi-agent theories and systems, and other related disciplines.

The outstanding candidate will research and develop innovative mathematical models and algorithms using multidisciplinary approaches to advance state of the art in challenging problems such as (but not limited to) evolution of social, political, economic, religious institutions. Such Models, through simulations, are expected to predict social dynamics and the onset and growth of upheavals such as internal or external conflicts and be able to present course of actions prior to their occurrence.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in social science strongly geared to mathematical sociology and culture and well versed in AI, ML, relevant simulations systems and other related areas from a highly accredited university with high GPA.
  • At least two years Post-Doctoral experience in the aforementioned disciplines
  • Solid academic records with numerous peer reviewed publications in prestigious and well recognized journals
  • Solid track record in applied mathematics (game theory, combinatorial optimization, graph theory, non-linear dynamical systems), statistics and probability theory.
  • Strong programming skills.
  • Entrepreneurial aptitude in identifying promising funding opportunities.
  • Fluent in English language and a great communicator.

 Plus:

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in acquiring and executing US government funded programs.
  • Software engineering experience including team development of large projects.

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