Career Insights: Everything You Need To Know About Computer Science and AI Researchers

Career Insights: Everything You Need To Know About Computer Science and AI Researchers

Learn everything about computer science and AI researchers: Roles and responsibilities, qualifications, top institutes, and recruiters, etc. 

Roles and responsibilities: The purpose of gathering and analyzing data, regardless of application, business or industry is to drive action. Data science and data scientists enable the mining of data and inference of logical conclusions to assist decisions that eventually lead to action. Meanwhile, AI enables unmanned systems to quickly analyze a large volume and variety of data to make decisions and act independently. Thus, AI researchers, as the name suggests, research novel forms of AI technology to create new applications that use data to drive independent actions. Besides having knowledge of statistics, data science, and programming, AI researchers are also skilled in advanced domains such as deep learning, deep neural networks, and natural language processing. AI researchers are necessary to lead AI development and experimental projects and to extend the existing AI capabilities.

Average salary (per annum): US$100,784 


  • A strong background in programming or systems analysis
  • Fluency in several computer languages
  • Master's degree in computer science or cognitive science (a combination of psychology, computer science, anthropology, and philosophy)
  • Bachelor's degree to qualify for entry-level positions
  • Deep understanding of text representation techniques (such as n-grams, bag of words, sentiment analysis etc.), statistics and classification algorithms
  • Knowledge of Python, Java, and R.

Top 3 Online Courses:

MSc, online, part-time (Computer Science—Artificial Intelligence), DCU: This is a distinctive program taught by an internationally renowned, interdisciplinary team of NUI Galway experts in the field, many of whom are researchers at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Students also have the opportunity to choose from several optional online modules on offer from our partner in this program Dublin City University (DCU). The program is taught over two years and is delivered completely online using state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to support the virtual classroom. Students are expected to attend classes on campus at most one day per semester.

Computer Science MOOC, Coursera: Coursera is a free learning site that offers MOOCs courses from well-known universities. All Coursera courses contain pre-recorded video lectures that you can watch when it is convenient for you. Coursera has programs together with universities that allow you to get a master's degree or specializations. You can explore various college courses without any hassle. It offers free programs from accredited institutions. These free certification courses online available on this platform are designed by a leading university. 

Computer Science: Java, C++, Javascript, Blockchain, Linux, Data Science, IoT, etc.

Computer science and language, Edx: Edx is one of the best free online course providers. It offers university-level courses in a variety of disciplines. You can browse various subjects like Computer science, language, data science, engineering, and more. This site contains a weekly subject sequence. It includes a short video with learning exercises. The platform provides video tutorials, which are similar to the on-campus discussion group and a textbook. It has an online discussion forum where students can post the questions to teaching assistants. It offers free online courses with certificates of completion.

Top Institutes Offering this Program:

  • Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence (BSAI) and Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence and Innovation (MSAII): Carnegie Mellon University
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence research: MIT research: MIT
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Artificial Intelligence research focus, Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science with an Artificial Intelligence research focus, Master of Science in Computer Science with an Artificial Intelligence research focus, Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science with an Artificial Intelligence research: Yale University

Top Recruiters for this Job:

Deloitte: A finance mogul, Deloitte is one of the largest professional services networks in the world. The company runs a giant network of economic forums, which requires a huge team of IT professionals.

CGI: CGI is the 5th largest independent and end-to-end IT and business services and product organization in the world. Founded in 1976, the company has grown into an organization having 73k professionals in over 40 countries.

Mindtree: Mindtree is a known service provider to several global 2000 clients in the digital technology space. Computer science graduates who are looking to begin their career on a high note should certainly aim for a job in this organization.

Infosys: A dream company for most IT professionals in India, Infosys is a global leader in technology services & consulting. It helps clients in more than 50 countries to create & execute digital transformation strategies.

Cognizant: With its headquarters in New Jersey, Cognizant has made a huge mark in the Indian software scenario. Students are keen to learn from the work culture at Cognizant to help them further in their careers.

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