Research Scientist, Data Science

Boston, MA, US

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Posted 8 months ago

Aptiv Autonomous Mobility At Aptiv, we believe that our mobility solutions have the power to change the world. 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 for opportunities. About this position The Rulebooks team is working to implement a comprehensive framework to specify the desired AV behavior into our engineering efforts (see  We are seeking a highly talented Research Scientist, Data Science to research, design, and implement measurement and conategies for rider comfort and experience. The ideal candidate will be an innovative problem solver – someone who enjoys designing and implementing studies to answer challenging questions.

What you'll do:

    • Develop quantitative metrics to assess passenger experience and ride comfort in trials
    • Design and implement human subject studies to measure ride comfort experience
    • Coordinate data collection efforts from human passengers, human-driven vehicles, and autonomous vehicles
    • Assist in translating learnings into control strategies within the Rulebooks framework
    • Engage internal and external partners to conduct studies and use the findings to improve our autonomous vehicle systems 

What you'll bring:

    • Graduate degree in Statistics, Data Science, Psychology, Control Theory, Engineering or a related field
    • Experience conducting, designing, and/or analyzing human subject studies
    • Deep knowledge of statistical and data science methods
    • Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate research across multi disciplinary teams
    • Great attention to detail and ability to work independently
    • A collaborative work attitude and commitment to high quality work products

Bonus points for having experience with

    • Familiarity with the autonomous vehicle industry
    • Experience with vehicle control systems
    • Hands-on experience with machine learning methods
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 Engineering Machine Learning R Research