[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Position: Visual Analytics Researcher

Shixia Liu Shixia.Liu at microsoft.com
Thu Sep 4 13:55:19 CEST 2014

Position: Visual Analytics Researcher

The Internet Graphics group at Microsoft Research Asia (Beijing) is seeking applicants for associate researchers and researchers. The Internet Graphics group just initiated research in the general area of information visualization, intelligent user interaction, and visual analytics. In particular, we are interested in designing and developing novel visual metaphors and interactive visualization algorithms and technologies that help average users or business users easily consume huge amounts of complex data/information to discover patterns and derive insights. Our group is multi-disciplinary, with members from fields ranging from information visualization, intelligent user interaction, and computer graphics. We also closely collaborated with the Machine Learning and Data Mining groups at MSRA. The complimentary nature of our skills creates an exciting environment for research and exploration.

We are currently seeking qualified researchers whose research interests overlap with our efforts in the following areas:

Interactive, visual text analytics: research and develop interactive visual metaphors and tools to transform text collections into a visual representation that helps reveal thematic patterns and locate interesting information.

Interactive, visual social media analysis: research and develop interactive visual metaphors and tools to aid in fast social media exploration and understanding.


We are looking for candidates with research interests and a proven research track record in information visualization or scientific visualization. Candidates for this position must have:

1.        Proved strong research capabilities in the above areas

2.        Strong programming skills in C++/C#

3.        Great team player

4.        Excellent oral and written English skills

Desired Experience

Extensive knowledge and research experience in information or scientific visualization. Additional research experience in the areas of intelligent user interfaces and human-computer interaction would be a plus.

1.        Extensive experience in designing and developing interactive, large object-oriented software systems

2.        Knowledge of the following one or more areas preferred: machine learning, data mining, text analytics, and social media analytics techniques

3.        A strong background in mathematics also preferred

Educational level

Ph.D. in Computer Science or relevant fields is required for associate researchers and researchers. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in conducting or willing to engage in interdisciplinary and collaborative research.

Job type: Regular For more information, or to apply, please contact us at: shixia.liu at microsoft.com<mailto:shixia.liu at microsoft.com>


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