Intelligent Systems Division


The Information Sciences Institute (ISI) is home to over 100 researchers in artificial intelligence who carry out world-class research in a collaborative, academic environment.

ISI is part of the University of Southern California (USC) and a sister to USC's Computer Science Department, Electrical Engineering Department, and others. More than a dozen artificial intelligence researchers at ISI hold research faculty appointments in these departments, where they teach classes, advise PhD students, and found spin-offs.

ISI scientists have the opportunity to spend the vast majority of their time doing the research they love. Projects are critically accelerated by research programmers and students at all levels, and USC operates one of the world's largest high-performance computing clusters.

Computer Scientist and Postdoc Positions

ISI welcomes applications for Computer Scientist and Postdoc positions in any of the following areas:

  • Machine Reading
  • Information Extraction
  • Linked Data
  • Semantic Web
  • Biomedical data integration and knowledge engineering
  • Intersection of Neuroscience and Computing
  • Information Integration
  • Interactive Knowledge Capture
  • Semantic eScience
  • Machine Translation
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Robotics
  • Social networks

Postdoc positions are one-year positions, with the possibility of renewal.  Computer Scientist positions are permanent positions, subject to available funding. Computer Scientists can be principal investigators on research grants. They can also apply for a research faculty appointment in the Computer Science (or other) Department; if appointed, they can teach courses and advise graduate students.

Application Procedure

Applicants for both the Computer Scientist and Postdoc positions must submit the following materials to

  • Contact information
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement, including the type of job you are applying for
  • Names, titles, and email addresses of three or more individuals who will be asked to provide letters of reference

For additional information please contact

Important Dates

Our next application deadline is June 9, 2017 Start dates are flexible.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.