Prediction and Behavior Modeling Research Scientist

Boston, MA, US

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Posted 9 months ago

Aptiv Autonomous Mobility Our Autonomous Mobility team is focused on developing and commercializing self-driving cars and systems that enable point-to-point mobility in challenging urban driving environments. With talented teams working across the globe in Boston, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Santa Monica, and Singapore, Aptiv is the first company to deploy commercial robotaxis to the public. Today, Aptiv has provided over 80,000 autonomous rides to members of the public passengers in Las Vegas — the world's largest public deployment of self-driving vehicles.  In September 2019, Aptiv announced a 50/50 joint venture with Hyundai Motor Group, bringing together HMG and Aptiv’s advanced engineering and R&D capabilities, our global footprint, and shared commitment to advancing autonomous driving technology. Come work with leading engineers, research scientists, marketers and business development experts, all while enabling the future of mobility! For more information, please visit and see our for opportunities. About this position: We are looking to add a highly talented Prediction and Behavior Modeling Research Scientist to help us build probabilistic models of the future state of the world (e.g., cars, pedestrians, and other road users). As a research scientist, you will use real-time perception data and prior knowledge to estimate how the world around us will change, so that the planner can make better decisions. Your applied mathematics, data analytics, and machine learning experience will inform your pragmatic approach to making a more intelligent autonomous vehicle. Does this sound like you?

What you’ll work on:

    • Dive into data to understand behaviors of road users such as cars, bikes, and pedestrians; leverage machine learning methods where appropriate
    • Develop probabilistic models to predict how other road users may move and interact with our car, and evaluate their performance on real-world and simulated data sets
    • Translate generated algorithms into production-level code
    • Collaborate with Planning and Perception teams to achieve objectives in improving system performance

Education and Experience we want from you:

    • MS or PhD in computer science, robotics, or similar field, ideally focused on intent modeling for behavior prediction, or 3+ years practical experience in data science, modeling, statistics, and analysis of large data sets
    • Fluency in Python, including standard scientific computing libraries
    • Experience working with large data sets
    • Experience using modern software engineering tools (e.g., version control, CI)
    • Strong applied math background

Bonus points (but not required):

    • In-depth understanding of common Machine Learning and Deep Learning algorithms (e.g., for classification, regression, and clustering)
    • Experience developing autonomous vehicles or robots
    • Experience in a regulated, safety critical environment
    • Strong C++ development skills
Aptiv is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job tags: Autonomous Driving Data Analytics Deep Learning Engineering Machine Learning Python R Research Robotics