Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved in Less than 6 Months for Research Scientist in the Field of Machine Learning


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On December 31st, 2019, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Scientist in the Field of Machine Learning (Approval Notice).

General Field: Machine Learning

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scientist

Country of Origin: Vietnam

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: December 31st, 2019

Processing Time: 5 months, 21 days

Case Summary:

5 months and 21 days after we filed an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) on our client’s behalf, Nebraska Service Center approved his petition. Our client, a postdoctoral fellow from Vietnam has years of experience working in the field of machine learning and is currently focused on optimization by building operations management algorithms for heavy industries, continuing his ongoing projects, and expanding his expertise to cover reinforcement learning.

Client’s Credentials:

To support our argument that our client merits a national interest waiver, we submitted evidence of his impressive publication. At the time we filed his case, our client has published in 2 peer-reviewed journal articles (1 of them first-authored), 6 refereed conference papers (3 first-authored), and 7 cited arXiv preprints that collected 188 citations; thereby demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field. He has also conducted 40 reviews for distinguished journals and conferences. We incorporated the related material into his petition letter, and provided in-depth analysis to show the merit of our client’s endeavor. Additionally, we summarized that our client’s investigation in his area is of great importance because it involves some of the most advanced and widely integrated technology available in the world. Moreover, his specific focus on optimization is solving some of the most complex problems with machine learning applications.

Third-party Support:

To increase our chances of attaining a petition approval from the USCIS, we encouraged our client to obtain recommendation letters from other experts in the field. We needed these letters to fortify our claim that our client’s work is of utmost importance to the United States and that his findings benefit other researchers. Our client managed to get 5 signed letters, one of which stated that: “Language is a highly complex concept, and to understand its meaning it is necessary to also understand its context. Due to its complexity, natural language processing is a particularly difficult problem in machine learning. This further accentuates the necessity of [client’s] work in optimization algorithms for deep learning applications such as natural language processing in computers.”

With our help, we are delighted that his NIW petition was approved in 5 months and 21 days. We thank him for trusting us and wish him the best as he continues to advance the field of machine learning in the United States.

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