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  • DA1380: Machine Learning and Optimization

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated intern to develop predictive machine learning and optimization algorithms. Applications include time series prediction, anomaly detection, scheduling, and transportation. The ideal candidate would be a senior PhD student with experience in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, mathematical optimization, discrete-event systems modeling. Strong programming skills using C++/Python are expected. Experience with libraries such as scikit-learn, Pytorch is a plus. The intern is expected to work with MERL researchers to develop algorithms and prepare manuscripts for scientific publications. The duration of the internship is expected to be 3 months. Start date is flexible.

    • Research Areas: Data Analytics, Machine Learning
    • Host: BinBin Zhang
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  • CV1386: Machine Learning for Computer Vision

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated intern to work on machine learning for computer vision. There are several available topics to choose from. The ideal candidate would be a Ph.D. student with a strong background in machine learning and computer vision. Publication in a top-tier machine learning or computer vision venue (NIPS, CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, ICML, PAMI, etc) is preferred. Proficiency in Python programming is necessary. You are expected to collaborate with MERL researchers to develop algorithms and prepare manuscripts for scientific publications. The internship would be 3-6 months, and the start date is flexible.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    • Host: Jeroen van Baar
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  • CV1385: Embedded Computer Vision

    • MERL is seeking a self-motivated intern to work on embedded computer vision systems, with a particular focus on studying different embedded platforms and tool chains for computer vision automotive applications. The ideal candidate should have a Master’s degree related to automotive technology, experience working with high-performance embedded devices, and NOT be enrolled in a PhD program. Some knowledge of deep learning and computer vision would be highly valued, as is experience with sensor fusion algorithms. Proficiency in software development in C++ and Python is required as are strong communication and writing skills. The intern will collaborate closely with both researchers at MERL as well as engineers in our applied research team working on ADAS and autonomy in Detroit. The internship is for 6 months with a flexible start date. There is also an opportunity for full-time employment in our applied research team after successful completion of the internship.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    • Host: Alan Sullivan
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  • CV1364: Graph neural networks for autonomous driving

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated intern to work on graph neural networks. There are several available topics to choose from. The ideal candidate would be a Ph.D. student with a strong background in machine learning and computer vision. Proficiency in Python programming is necessary. You are expected to collaborate with MERL researchers to develop algorithms and prepare manuscripts for scientific publications. Start date is flexible.

    • Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
    • Host: Siheng Chen
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  • CV1374: Efficient Deep Networks

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated intern to work on the problem of learning deep networks that are both memory and time efficient. The ideal candidate would be a Ph.D. student with a strong background in machine learning and computer vision and some experience with techniques related to model compression, knowledge distillation, etc. Proficiency in Python programming and TensorFlow or PyTorch is necessary. You are expected to collaborate with MERL researchers to develop algorithms and prepare manuscripts for scientific publications. Start date is flexible.

    • Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    • Host: Mike Jones
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  • CV1372: Computer Vision for Biased or Scarce Data

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated intern to work on data scarcity and bias issues for computer vision. The topics in the scope include (but not limited to): domain adaptation, generative modeling, transfer/low-shot/unsupervised/webly-supervised learning, etc. The ideal candidate would be a PhD student with a strong background in computer vision and machine learning. Proficiency in Python programming and familiarity in at least one deep learning framework are necessary. The ideal candidate is expected to collaborate with MERL researchers to develop algorithms and prepare manuscripts for scientific publications. The duration of the internship is expected to be at least 3 months with a flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    • Host: Kuan-Chuan Peng
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  • CV1365: Machine learning for 3D computer vision

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated intern to work on machine learning for 3D computer vision. There are several available topics to choose from. The ideal candidate would be a Ph.D. student with a strong background in machine learning and computer vision. Proficiency in Python programming is necessary. You are expected to collaborate with MERL researchers to develop algorithms and prepare manuscripts for scientific publications. Start date is flexible.

    • Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    • Host: Siheng Chen
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  • CV1375: Computer Vision for Robotic Manipulation

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated intern to work on computer vision for robotic manipulation. There are several available topics to choose from including active perception, grasp detection, and intent recognition for human-robot interaction. The ideal candidate would be a Ph.D. student with a strong background in computer vision, deep learning, and/or robotics. Proficiency in Python programming is necessary and experience with ROS is a plus. Successful candidate will collaborate with MERL researchers to develop algorithms, conduct experiments, and prepare manuscripts for scientific publications. Start date is flexible and expected duration of the internship is at least 3 months. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with their recent CV, list of related publications, and/or links to GitHub repositories (if any).

    • Research Areas: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Siddarth Jain
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  • CV1376: Visual Reasoning

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated intern to work on problems at the intersection of visual reasoning, representation learning, and language models. The ideal candidate would be a PhD student with a strong mathematical background in machine learning and computer vision and who has published at least one paper in a top-tier machine learning or computer vision venue (NIPS, CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, ICML, PAMI, etc). Prior experience in using deep learning methods for visual reasoning tasks (such as scene-graph-based inference, compositional reasoning in VQA, image/video captioning, physics-based reasoning, etc) is a plus. Proficiency in Python and PyTorch is expected. The intern will collaborate with MERL researchers to invent novel machine learning models, conduct experiments, and publish in top-tier venues. The internship is for 3-6 months with flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Speech & Audio
    • Host: Anoop Cherian
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  • CD1393: Estimation and Learning of Decentralized Systems

    • The Control and Dynamical Systems (CD) group at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to conduct research on estimation and learning of decentralized systems. The ideal candidate is a PhD candidate in electrical engineering, statistics, or related fields, and has expertise in some of Kalman filters, particle filters, multiple model filters, Bayesian learning, centralized/decentralized sensor fusion, and optimization-based estimation. Previous experience in any of ground vehicle estimation and satellite navigation systems is a merit. Publication of relevant results in conference proceedings and journals is expected, and so is capability of implementing algorithms in Matlab. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months with flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Control, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
    • Host: Karl Berntorp
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  • CD1377: Adaptive Optimal Control of Electrical Machines

    • MERL is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to conduct research in control of electrical machines. The ideal candidate should have solid backgrounds in adaptive dynamic programming and state/parameter estimation for electrical machines, demonstrated capability to publish results in leading conferences/journals, and experience with real-time control experiments involving high power devices. Senior Ph.D. students are encouraged to apply. Start date for this internship is flexible and the duration is about 3 months.

    • Research Areas: Control, Electric Systems, Machine Learning
    • Host: Yebin Wang
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  • CD1300: Compiler Optimizations for Linear Algebra Kernels

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated individual to work on automatic, compiler based techniques for optimizing linear algebra kernels. The ideal candidate is a Ph.D. student in computer science with extensive experience in compiler design and source code optimization techniques. In particular, the successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of polyhedral optimization techniques, the LLVM compiler, and Polly. Strong C/C++ skills and knowledge of LLVM at the source level are required. Publication of results in conference proceedings and journals is expected. The expected duration of the internship is 3 months and the start date is flexible.

    • Research Areas: Control, Machine Learning, Optimization
    • Host: Bram Goldsmith
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  • CD1392: Statistical Estimation Learning and Control of Dynamical Systems

    • The Control and Dynamical Systems (CD) group at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to conduct fundamental research on statistical estimation and control. The scope of the internship includes development of algorithms and property proving for estimation and control of stochastic dynamical systems. PhD students with expertise in several of sequential Monte Carlo methods, Gaussian processes, Gaussian-process state-space models, model predictive control, are welcome to apply. The candidate is expected to be proficient in Matlab, and publication of the results produced during the internship is expected. The internship duration is 3 months with flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Control, Machine Learning, Optimization
    • Position ID: CD1392
    • Contact: Karl Berntorp
    • Email: berntorp[at]merl[dot]com
    • To be considered please send CV and Position ID to the contact email.
  • CD1383: Collaborative Estimation for Robotic Manipulators

    • MERL is seeking a highly skilled and self-motivated intern to conduct research on condition monitoring for robotic manipulators. The ideal candidate should have solid backgrounds in robotic manipulators, stochastic estimation methods for dynamical systems, and collaborative strategies over multi-agents. Experience of applying machine learning to dynamical systems is a strong plus. Excellent coding skill and strong publication records are necessary. Senior Ph.D. students in control, robotics, or related areas are encouraged to apply. Start date for this internship is flexible, and the expected duration is about 3 months.

    • Research Areas: Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Yebin Wang
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  • SP1366: Robust Machine Learning

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated and qualified intern to work on robust machine learning techniques. The intern will collaborate with MERL researchers on developing novel approaches to address the problem of adversarial examples. The ideal candidate would have research experience in robust machine learning methods and defenses against adversarial examples. A mature understanding of modern machine learning methods, proficiency with Python, and familiarity with deep learning frameworks are expected. Proficiency with other programming languages and software development experience is a plus. Candidates at or beyond the middle of their Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
    • Host: Ye Wang
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  • SP1371: Object Tracking and Perception for Autonomous Driving

    • The Signal Processing (SP) group at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to conduct fundamental research in automotive radar-based object tracking and perception for autonomous driving. Previous experience on multiple (point and extended) object tracking, data association, and data-driven object detection/tracking is highly preferred. Knowledge about automotive radar schemes (MIMO array and waveform modulation (FMCW, PMCW, and OFDM)) and hands-on experience on open automotive datasets are a plus. Knowledge on vehicle dynamics is an asset. The intern will collaborate with a small group of MERL researchers to develop novel algorithms, conduct field measurements, data analysis (Python & MATLAB), and prepare results for patents and publication. Senior Ph.D. students with research focuses on signal processing, machine learning, optimization, applied mathematics, or related areas are encouraged to apply. The expected duration of the internship is 3 months with a flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Sensing, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
    • Host: Perry Wang
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  • SP1370: Machine Learning based DPD for Power Amplifier

    • MERL is looking for a talented intern to work on the next generation Digital-predistortion algorithms for power amplifier linearization such as 5G. The development of a DPD system involves aspects of signal processing and statistical algorithm design, RF components and instrumentation, digital hardware and software. It is therefore both a challenging and intellectually rewarding experience. This will involve MATLAB coding, interfacing to test equipment such as power sources, signal generators and analyzers and construction and calibration of RF component assemblies. The ideal candidate should have knowledge and experience in adaptive signal processing, machine learning, and radio communication. Good practical laboratory skills are needed. RF semiconductor devices and circuit knowledge is a plus. Duration is 3 to 6 months.

    • Research Areas: Communications, Electronic and Photonic Devices, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
    • Host: Rui Ma
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  • SP1369: Advanced Vehicular Communications

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified intern to join the Signal Processing group for a three month internship program. The ideal candidate will be expected to carry out research on the vehicular communications and networking. The candidate is expected to develop innovative technology to achieve reliable and low latency V2X communications in the vehicular networks. The candidates should have knowledge of the vehicular communication technology such as IEEE 802.11p or 3GPP C-V2X. Knowledge of the vehicular control is a plus. Candidates in their junior or senior years of a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply.

    • Research Areas: Communications, Control, Machine Learning
    • Host: Jianlin Guo
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  • SP1368: AI-enhanced security

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated and qualified intern to work on AI-enhanced security. The candidate is expected to develop innovative AI technologies for cybersecurity applications. Candidates should have strong knowledge and hands on experience in the areas of neural network and learning techniques, such as feature extraction, machine learning, deep learning, shallow learning, and distributed learning. Proficient programming skills with Python, Matlab, and C++, and strong mathematical analysis will be required to this position. Candidates in their junior or senior years of a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
    • Host: K.J. Kim
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  • SA1357: Audio Analysis and Source Separation

    • We are seeking multiple graduate students interested in helping advance the field of source separation, speech enhancement, and sound event detection in extreme environments using the latest developments in deep learning. The intern will collaborate with MERL researchers to derive and implement new models and optimization methods, conduct experiments, and prepare results for publication. The ideal candidates would be senior Ph.D. students with experience in audio signal processing, speech modeling, probabilistic modeling, and deep learning. The duration of the internship is expected to be 3-6 months. Positions are available immediately and throughout 2020.

    • Research Areas: Machine Learning, Speech & Audio
    • Host: Gordon Wichern
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  • SA1320: Deep Network Information Security

    • We are seeking graduate students interested in helping advance the field of network and information security using the latest developments in deep learning. The intern will collaborate with MERL researchers to derive and implement new models and optimization methods, conduct experiments, and prepare results for publication. The ideal candidate would be a senior Ph.D. student with experience in deep networks, natural language processing, and network security. The duration of the internship is expected to be 3-6 months. The internship can be scheduled either during the summer or at another time of year.

    • Research Areas: Machine Learning, Speech & Audio
    • Host: Bret Harsham
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