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CyberAgent AI Lab

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Research Economist

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111464470
Date Posted: 12/11/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Economist
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Tokyo, JAPAN
JEL Classifications:
C0 -- General
D0 -- General
L0 -- General
M0 -- General
Causal Inference
Data analysis
Mechanism Design
Behavioral economics
Reinforcement Learning
Industrial organization
Full Text of JOE Listing:

About the Company:
CyberAgent has been expanding its business in Japan based on the rapidly growing internet industry since the founding. We have been actively investing in various internet services include blog media (2009-), smartphones (2013-) and video streaming (2018-). Currently, there are three major business domains.

About Digital Advertisement:
Our digital advertising division, AI Tech Studio, aims at developing digital advertising solutions through cutting-edge ad technologies. Established in 2013, Adtech Studio has been providing various digital advertising products. CyberAgent created AI Tech Studio to centralize engineers and development resources for a digital advertisement that has been spread to the subsidiary companies in the past. AI Tech Studio offers strong organizational support for engineers to develop technical skills and becomes one of the most important engineering division in CyberAgent.

About the Opportunity:
CyberAgent AI Lab is seeking research economists to join our team.
We conduct advanced theoretical research in economics, the fusion of economics and machine learning. In addition, we conduct applied researches using data from inside and outside of the company.

Although it has been only several years since our Economics team was formed, we are actively contributing to top conferences in artificial intelligence and machine learning, such as AAAI and NeurIPS, and also are steadily producing results.
In addition, we are actively collaborating with academic economics researchers in Japan and overseas. We are also supporting the Japan Economic Association.

In this position, you will conduct theoretical and applied research in economics and related fields. You will be expected to contribute to the top international conferences and journals such as Econometrica. 

Research theme examples:
-Prediction of Causal Effect
-Evaluation of Bandit / Reinforcement Learning Algorithm
-Data Fusion
-Optimal strategy for RTB
-Application of Mechanism Design
※The theme is not limited to the above

Job Description:
We conduct economics and machine learning related researches to be published at international conferences /journals. In addition, applications of research results in our business are highly expected.
Also, team management, recruitment activities and public relations will be required depending on your position.
(However, non-research tasks can be limited upon request.)

-Please check below for more details (in Japanese).

Minimum Qualifications:
-Ph.D. in Economics or a closely related field.
-Ability to write papers as a first author and to be published at peer-reviewed conferences and journals.
-Ability to Replicate research results and conduct follow-up researches on top of existing papers.
-Proficient skills in R or/and Python, and other statistical analyzing tools.
-Ability to collaborate with members from various backgrounds, e.g., researchers from the other disciplines, data scientists, and engineers, etc.

Application Requirements:
Research papers/link to the papers

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Research Papers
  • CV
Application deadline: 11/30/2020
Application Instructions:
Candidates please apply through the JOE system Or through the url link.