Research Assistant in AI-based Assessment in Design Education

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Research Assistant (AI-based Assessment in Design Education)

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Work type: Contract, full-time
Location: Singapore
Categories: Bachelor Degree, Others, Engineering - Electrical & Electronics/Communications, IT - Network/Systems/Database, IT - Software

AI-based assessment in design education

We are looking for a Research Associate to join our multi-disciplinary team of researchers and work on a project to conceptualize, develop and evaluate assessment platforms using Artificial Intelligence and deep learning to support instructors and students in assessing design learning. A specific aim of the research program is to develop assessment measures and platform for design competencies as specified in the Skills framework for Design, developed by Skillsfuture Singapore.

We are looking for candidates who can:

  • Research and develop deep learning models to process student textual & visual data
  • Development, training and testing of deep learning models
  • Collect and process multi-modal data including text, images and activity logs
  • Work with the team to deploy the AI models
  • Develop platforms based on deep learning models and work with software development team to deliver AI products
  • Documentation clearly explaining how the algorithms have been implemented, verified and validated

The candidate will be working closely with the PI, the postdoctoral research fellow in the project, collaborators in SUTD & polytechnics and researchers in related projects. The candidate is expected to participate in IDC meetings, workshops and other events, and contribute to their organisation.

The candidate is expected to be motivated, independent and resourceful and an excellent team player with good interpersonal and communication skills, as well as good writing and presentation development skills. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or related fields with good machine learning skills and software development skills.
  • Hands-on experience on development of deep learning models in areas such as NLP, computer vision, imaging, speech, etc.
  • Proficient with Python and deep learning related frameworks (such as tensorflow, pytorch, etc.)
  • Knowledge in machine learning platforms and web services.
  • Knowledge in web development and big data technologies including cloud computing is a plus.  

Applications close: 14 Sep 2021 Singapore Standard Time