New Opening at MERL

We have a new opening for a member of the research staff at MERL with emphasis in compressive sensing. MERL is a stimulating place to work with very talented staff and great research output. One of the few industrial research labs still encouraging fundamental research, engagement with the academic community and publication of our results. We are looking for very talented individuals who can contribute to that environment. The posting for our position follows and you can also find it on MERL’s website:

Member of Research Staff
Multimedia group

MERL is seeking qualified and high-caliber applicants for a Research Staff position in the Multimedia Group. The successful candidate will be expected to perform original research in the area of signal acquisition and sensing, with emphasis in compressive sensing and array processing. Further details are outlined below.


  • Conduct innovative research on sensing and signal acquisition emphasizing modern acquisition methods and compressive sensing, with applications in ultrasonic, radio, optical, or other sensing modalities.
  • Prepare patent disclosures on newly developed work and assist legal department in finalizing patent applications.
  • Transfer developed technology to business units through R&D labs in Japan including software, documentation and experimental results.
  • Propose new research directions in sensing and signal acquisition technology, and contribute to overall research agenda of the group.
  • Publish results in major international conferences and peer-reviewed journals, and maintain a presence in the academic community.


  • Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related field.
  • Applicants with 2+ years of post-Ph.D. research experience are preferred. Exceptional candidates including recent Ph.D. graduates and post-doctoral researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Extensive signal processing background and understanding of sampling, sensing and signal acquisition technologies is required. Direct experience with compressive sensing is also required.
  • Experience with array processing and/or related acquisition systems is preferred.
  • Familiarity with related technologies such as dictionary learning, convex optimization, or greedy algorithms is also preferred.
  • Applicants must have a strong publication record demonstrating novel research achievements.
  • Excellent programming skills (C/C++, Matlab, etc) are required.
  • Excellent presentation, written and inter-personal communication skills are expected.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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