Postdoctorate Research Fellow - VR/AR and Large Language Model for Pilot Simulation Training

Date: 23 Feb 2024

Location: SPECIALTY RESEARCH INST/CTRS, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Overview

In collaboration between Singapore Airlines (2023 World's Best Airline*) and the National University of Singapore (Top 10 universities globally*), the SIA-NUS Digital Aviation Corp Lab was established, with support from the National Research Foundation, Singapore. SIA-NUS Digital Aviation Corp Lab aims to create innovative technologies that accelerate digital transformation, redefine air travel, and enhance safety and security. 

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Postdoctorate Research Fellow to join our team in the field of  Virtual/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) and Large Language Models (LLMs) for Pilot Simulation Training. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research and development in the aviation industry, with a focus on leveraging VR/AR and LLM technologies for pilot competency based simulation training.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on the application of VR/AR and Large Language Models in pilot simulation training, aiming to enhance realism, interactivity, and instructional effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, data scientists, and aviation experts to define research objectives and develop innovative approaches for integrating VR/AR and LLM technologies into pilot training simulations.
  • Design and develop VR/AR-based training environments that utilize LLMs to generate dynamic and realistic dialogue interactions for pilot-instructor communication, scenario-based training, and decision-making exercises.
  • Conduct usability studies. Collect and analyze data from VR/AR simulations and pilot training scenarios to evaluate the effectiveness and performance of the simulation modalities.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, or research assistants. Publish research findings in prestigious journals and present at conferences and industry events to contribute to the scientific community and promote advancements in VR/AR, LLMs and pilot simulation training.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering or a related field, with a focus on VR/AR, Natural Language Processing, or Human-Computer Interaction.
  • Strong background and research experience in VR/AR, Large Language Models, or related fields, demonstrated through high-quality publications in reputable conferences or journals.
  • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in VR/AR and LLM research, such as Python, C++/C#, or Unity.
  • Experience with VR/AR hardware and software platforms.
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art Large Language Models, such as GPT-4 or similar architectures, and their applications in natural language processing tasks.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively convey research findings and collaborate with cross-functional teams.

Join our dynamic and innovative team, where you will have the opportunity to revolutionize pilot simulation training using VR/AR and Large Language Models.

* Singapore Airlines has been named Airline of the Year at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2023. NUS ranks eighth in the world (first in Asia) in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (WUR) 2024.