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Global Labs

SAIT collaborates with talented people around the world to keep abreast of state-of-the-art technologies, drive new trends, and
create opportunities. Through Open Innovation, SAIT's global labs located in Yokohama, Beijing, San Jose, Boston, Moscow, Bengaluru, London, Frankfurt collaborate with regional universities, labs, and companies to create better technologies for all.

Global R&D


SAIL Montreal (SAIT AI Lab Montreal) is a newly established academic-style research lab (in close collaboration with Mila) whose mission is to advance our fundamental understanding of deep learning technology and its applications. Headed by Simon Lacoste-Julien, professor in computer science at Université de Montréal and co-founding member of Mila, SAIL is located in Mila's corporate space at the heart of the Montreal AI ecosystem nearby Element AI, Borealis AI, FAIR, Microsoft Research and others where an n collaborative environment is encouraged.

Research Areas & Core Activities

Key early research themes for the lab are optimization and generalization in machine learning, with applications to structured data such as in machine translation or speech recognition. Interaction with visitors from the AI and S/W research center from SAIT (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology) in Korea is encouraged. Their research interests include deep learning, visual and speech recognition, autonomous driving, and chip design automation, among others.



Simon Lacoste-Julien

VP Lab director


Damien Scieur

Research Scientist


Reza Babanezhad

Research Scientist


Geneviève Bernard

Office Manager


Hwidong Na

Visiting Research Scientist


NamYeong Kwon

Visiting Research Scientist


Yash Goyal

Research Scientist Joining In 2020


Marwa El Halabi

Research Scientist Joining In 2020


Yan Zhang

Research Scientist Joining In 2020

Career Opportunities

Samsung Electronics Canada is hiring several Research Scientists in Machine Learning to join the SAIT AI Lab (SAIL) Montreal. The candidate is expected to conduct world-class research in machine learning and publish in top machine learning venues. See the job posting for more information and to apply.

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Samsung R&D Institute Japan(SRJ) was established in August 1992, leading its research and development activities in Japan. In April 2002, SRJ opened another research facility located in Osaka, the second largest city in Japan. Over the past 20 years, SRJ has contributed to many of Samsung's core businesses; innovative research and developments in the field of Home Appliance, Mechatronics Technology, Image Processing, Display Materials, Ceramics, Secondary Battery, and so on.

Research Areas & Core Activities

Research activity is focusing in the following areas; electronic materials and devices for next generation display, secondary battery, and advanced technologies for consumer electronics and semiconductor and sensor device.

We believe that innovation comes from the creativity and insight stimulated with the interaction of academia. Partnerships with leading universities and institutes are indispensable for SRJ's research and development activities. SRJ is actively conducting more than 100 research partnerships every year with universities and research institutes in Japan.

SRJ is moving to invest considerable resources in fundamental R&D topics with strong innovations in Japan. Our competence in materials and devices and advanced consumer electronics technologies is a key success factor in Samsung's new business and technical breakthrough.

Address & Contact

  • Yokohama
    2-7 Sugasawa-cho, Tsurumu-ku, Yokohama, Japan
  • Osaka
    Minoh Semba Center Bldg., 2-1-11 Semba Nishi, Mino, Osaka, Japan


SAIT established SAIT-America offices in Silicon Valley, Boston, and Pasadena to lead ground-breaking research. SAIT-America is strategically located near cutting edge R&D activities of prestigious academic institutions, renowned companies, and exciting startups. Officially opened in May 2011, SAIT-America’s mission is to plant the seeds of innovative technologies that will bloom and yield next generation Samsung products in 5 to 10 years. We aim to achieve this by collaborating with the most innovative minds in the world.

Research Areas & Core Activities

The Silicon Valley lab is developing new architectures of neural network processors for AI applications. Current AI needs big data centers or cloud servers with many GPU chips. Our aim is to bring down the massive size of algorithms, and at the same time to radically increase the processing power of neural network processors, thereby enabling AI capability on mobile phones or autonomous cars, which will have big impact to people’s lives and the society.

The Boston lab mainly focuses its effort on Materials research and development, with a special emphasis on next-generation energy storage and battery. Our engineers use computational simulations to explore and develop next-generation energy solutions.

The Pasadena lab focuses on next generation image sensor technologies for LIDAR and 3D depth sensors.

In addition to R&D, SAIT-America is the liaison between SAIT-HQ and the most innovative minds in North America for our open innovation efforts. We strive to create strong research relationships with top U.S. institutions and universities by embarking on innovative collaborations. We look forward to partnering with you.

Address & Contact

  • Silicon Valley
    665 Clyde Ave. Mountain View, CA 94043
  • Boston
    3 Van De Graaff Dr. STE 4 Brurlington MA 01803
  • Pasadena
    2N Lake Ave, Ste 230, Pasadena, CA 91101


Since 1995, SAIT has enjoyed a long-standing research collaboration with various Russian academic and R&D organizations. The scientific partnership has focused on pioneering industry research domains including the development of optics such as next generation Display and m-Healthcare.

In February 2012, With expanding on its technology intelligence and outsourcing activities in Russia, SAIT officially inaugurated SAIT-Russia as one of the key overseas research sites to build upon frontier research based on fundamental Russian science.

SAIT-Russia is located in northern area of Moscow and provides talented Russian scientists and engineers with enhanced opportunities to collaborate with Samsung and SAIT.

Research Areas & Core Activities

Based on its long experience with the Russian Academy of Sciences as well as several prestigious universities in the fields of physics, chemistry and mathematics, SAIT-Russia initiated many advanced research projects across multiple disciplines including nano optics and plasmonics, digital holography and glass-free 3D display, m-healthcare and clinical test, computational predication of new materials, and so on.

SAIT-Russia aims to be one of the most prestigious research laboratories in Russia, where many of Russia's most talented scientists and engineers seek to follow their dreams, helping to lead innovation at SAIT and the world.

Address & Contact

  • Moscow
    Office 1401, 12, Dvintsev Street, Building 1, Moscow, 127018, Russia


SAIT-China was founded in June 2008 with the mandate to "Set up a R&D base for future core-technology & China's leading technologies". The organization comprises three research groups, and a strategic planning group.

SAIT-China is located in Chaoyang District, Beijing - the R&D center of China with top Universities, prestigious research institutions, renowned companies and fast-evolving startups, which provides talented researchers and collaboration opportunities for Samsung and SAIT.

Research Areas & Core Activities

The research focuses of the SAIT-China Lab are AI for vision, including human understanding, interaction intelligence and visual computing. We have contributed core technologies for Samsung's flagship product including face/ landmark/ liveness detection for face unlock solution. We also obtained top rank 1 results on public benchmark dataset including FDDB (2017) and PASCAL 3D+ (2018).

SAIT-China aims to achieve scientific eminence through exploratory research to advance Samsung's existing offerings and become one of the most influential research labs in China. We are collaborating with China top Universities and research institutes, working on world-leading innovative algorithms and technologies.

SAIT-China is actively expanding its local R&D network to enhance the development of innovative core technologies based on China's particular scientific and technical strengths.

Address & Contact

  • Beijing
    100028 (17F A-29), Sun Palace Building, No.12-A, Taiyanggong Mid Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
  • Xian
    B-1 Building, Xian Software Town Phase 2, No. 156 Tiangu 8th Rd, Hi-tech Zone, XiAn, Shaanxi, China

Overview & Core Activities

SAIT-Europe was established in Samsung Research U.K. in 2007. SAIT-Europe actively senses for future technologies in Europe; targeting world class industry, universities, research institutes, ventures and spin outs for collaborative frontier R&D and technology transfer projects

As part of our 'open innovation' activities we engage experts internationally to build collaborative research relationships via a range of avenues including:

- Research Partner programs
- Researcher Secondment, Researcher Advisory Boards
- 1:1 Bilateral R&D Project Funding
- Country & EU Consortia R&D
- Joint Venture and Spinout Support, IP and Tech Transfer.
- Annual Global Research Outreach (GRO) program

Our mission is to provide a bridge between Samsung and the best R&D in Europe to ensure a bright future of Samsung. Our vision is to be a "centre of excellence in open innovation", capturing innovative ideas and maximizing competence in Europe.


  • London
    Samsung R&D Institute UK, Communications House, South Street, Staines-upon- Thames, Surrey, TW18 4QE, UK., Staines-Upon-Thames, United Kingdom


Samsung set-up dedicated development center called Samsung India Software Operations (SISO) in 1996 primarily leveraging the India's growing IT prowess. Since then SISO has grown to become the largest overseas R&D center of Samsung outside Korea. Today, 4000+ strong workforces are providing wide variety of software solutions to various business units of Samsung.

The dedicated R&D group called SAIT-India was established in 2009 with an aim to conduct research and development primarily in Future IT areas. This group is actively involved in the research on advanced topics in IT by working closely with the research groups in SAIT, Korea. SAIT-India has since also expanded its scope to include research topics in the non-IT areas thus contributing to the India ecosystem by leveraging the best local talent. This group currently comprises of 80 engineers with many researcher with advanced degree or work experience from abroad.

Research Areas & Core Activities

Research conducted in SAIT-India encompass various disciplines including Computer science, Advanced Communications, Intelligent computing, Bioinformatics, Computational Materials Science. etc.

We are on course to become one of the leading R&D establishments in India measured by patents and publications. SAIT-India continues to attract top talent in the country and today comprises of 70+ members with advanced degrees from leading institutions in India and abroad.

SAIT-India in particular and SISO in general continue to build relationship with top Indian institutions co-working on advanced research topics. Our clear vision to build on the India's IT competency to drive innovation in multiple disciplines, thus contributing to Samsung's vision of creating new technologies reaching every individual on the globe.

Address & Contact

  • Bangalore
    Phoenix B'd, Bagmane Constellation business Park Bangalore Karnataka, India 06765


Samsung R&D Institute Ukraine was established in Kiev in 2009.
Our key technologies of us, which are strengthening its technological development to enhance the competitiveness of Samsung products, are Security, AI and AR/VR areas.

Research Areas & Core Activities

We are composed of prominent professionals and are working on the study of intelligence security, computer vision, context-aware intelligent service etc.

As a way to enhance collaboration between Samsung and local education system, cooperation with Top Tier Universities for Research projects in AI and Security domains and internship program was established, where Intern can participate in real project and have opportunity  to get a job for the best graduates in mid-term.

We also support Corporate Social Responsibility. On this basis, coding courses were developed, which are run by our engineers for students and professors. Following the results of the Samsung Developer’s Academy project, Smart Class was installed in Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

Address & Contact

  • Kiev
    57 L'va Tolstogo Street, Kiev Ukraine 01032