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Advanced Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning Researcher

Serasa Experian · São Paulo, São Paulo
Department Serasa Experian
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

The Advanced Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) is a consortium of researchers committed to openness and inclusiveness that gathers together experts in different areas of AI with a  cooperative spirit to boldly attack challenging problems with high scientific, social and economic impact through the fundamental support of the private sector.

We are seeking highly qualified Senior Machine Learning Researcher to work on the creation and deployment of machine learning models to process satellite images in order to discover patterns that indicate the occurrence of energy theft  in collaboration with Serasa Experian Datalab group and the Companhia Paulista de Força e Luz (CPFL Energia). This project will be mainly sponsored by the Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL) R&D program.

Job Description

On this project, the goal is to build machine learning models to detect the occurrence of energy theft by using satellite image processing techniques. On top of that, the candidate is also expected to use street level imagery from Google Street View in order to identify useful features on the fraud identification task by using Feature Extraction/Selection techniques, such as Variational Autoencoders.

The successful candidate is expected to work in:

  • Close interaction with the Serasa Experian Datalab team and in collaboration  with researchers from other AI2 institutions;

  • R&D activities by producing, not just, technical results, but also research deliverables  (papers, surveys, talks on conferences, etc.);


The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent experience, in Computer Science or other related areas. The skills and qualifications we are looking for include, but are not restricted to:

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills;

  • Strong knowledge in statistics, machine learning and Neural Networks;

  • Some experience in Data Visualization;

  • Proficiency in Python;

  • Proficiency in Neural Networks Frameworks such as Tensorflow, Pytorch, Caffe, etc.;

  • Experience with Python data manipulation and ML APIs such as NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, scikit-learn, Pandas, etc.;

  • Strong motivation to participate in challenging R&D projects;

  • Ability to work in a targeted, structured, and productive manner in a multi-disciplinary team;

  • Proficiency in English;

Earlier experiences on the following subjects are considered a bonus:

  • High Performance Computing;

  • Deep Learning;

  • Variational Autoencoders;

Appointment Details

The position is sponsored by Serasa Experian, a unit within the Experian group which is focused on analyzing the usage of new data sources, combined with artificial intelligence algorithms and the application of both traditional and innovative techniques. This appointment is initially for 1 year. The monthly income will be established accordingly to the academic qualification and previous experience of the candidate. In general, the income will be compatible to the equivalent level of a fellowship from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).

Deadline for Application

The deadline is 31 July 2019. We reserve the right not to make an appointment and continue searching after the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates must be available for an interview.

AI2 Principles 

The Advanced Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, inclusivity, and diversity. Women remain underrepresented in STEM careers and we encourage their application for AI2 positions. We welcome applications from qualified candidates with any sexual orientation and members of minority groups.

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  • Location
    São Paulo, São Paulo
  • Department
    Serasa Experian
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience