Computer Vision Research Scientist

Applied AI Robotics,  London, UK

We are Emotech, a London-based AI startup & top 14 in Europe. We aim to improve the relationship between human and technology with 4 CES Awards Winner, Olly. 
Olly is the first home robot with an evolving personality that adapts to each individual. Designed to do more than just respond to commands, Olly’s advanced machine learning technology proactively assists you with your day-to-day routine by remembering your habits. Plus, Olly’s unique brain-inspired AI system – created by Emotech’s leading AI researchers and neuroscientists – creates a truly personalised experience by enabling Olly to understand emotion and adapt to the world around it.

We are seeking for a passionate and knowledgeable Computer Vision Research Scientist who can help to push design of cutting edge algorithms enabling Olly to perceive the surrounding environment which is a foundation for proactive and personalised interactions.

  • Work with other CV/ML researchers to prototype computer vision and machine learning algorithms enabling Olly to understand the surrounding environment
  • Publish at top-tier computer vision and machine learning conferences (CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, ...)
  • Design and develop state-of-the-art machine learning models
  • Guide the engineering team porting these models from prototype to production
  • Advise the engineering team with development of tools for profiling, analysing and debugging
  • Advise the data engineers with efficient data collection and labelling for training of new deep learning models



  • Strong grasp of fundamentals: linear algebra, discrete and continuous optimization, supervised and unsupervised methods, generative and discriminative methods
  • Expertise in one or more focus areas: deep learning, online learning, graphical models, structured prediction, reinforcement learning, bayesian inference, model compression, multi-task learning, forecasting etc.
  • Proven track record of experience in relevant areas (significant industry experience and/or strong publication record at top venues like CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICML, NIPS or similar)
  • Extensive experience with deep learning frameworks Tensorflow, Caffe, PyTorch, Theano, etc (any of them)
  • Experience with prototyping / re-implementing state-of-the-art models (Python)



  • Knowledge of C++11/14 and STL
  • OpenCV / DLib
What we offer:
Emotech is a flat-structured and family-styled startup. We want each member to be well taken care of and have the capability to grow with the team. You are welcome to suggest any other benefits in addition to all of these in the following!
  • Autonomy to make vital decisions and offer solutions that have impact on company development and the AI world
  • Competitive salary package
  • Performance bonus (from ½ month to 12 months salary)
  • Company equity (value increased 20 times from 2015 to 2017, EMI)
  • Pension scheme (NEST)
  • Medical insurance (BUPA UK, private healthcare )
  • Work with diverse team with extensive domain expertise, some of the brightest & highly reputable minds in AI, software development, mechanics, business and investment
  • Collaboration on various projects with renowned universities, including CMU, UCL, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London  & University of Edinburgh
  • Internal knowledge transfer to explore multi-modality, ASR, NLP, computer vision, software architecture and more
  • Trendy innovative gadgets to try out
  • Tier 1 Conference & workshop(we cover registration fee, flight & hotel)
  • Business trip with multi cultural experience (Edinburgh, San Francisco, Shanghai, Beijing and Taipei)  
  • Tailor-made personal PR exposure (Meet AI, Tier 1 international media in UK & Asia)
  • Patent application( registration & legal consultancy )
  • Working Visa application( application & legal consultancy)
  • Family-friendly company trip
  • Pet-friendly office
  • Convenient location in lively Shoreditch
  • Everyday coffee and tea
  • Everyday dinner
  • Weekly happy hours with unlimited beers, scotch & wine

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