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Rising to the challenges of COVID-19

The COVID pandemic has impacted every aspect of life-how we live, work, and interact. At MERL, we are committed to maintaining our internship program through these challenging times.

MERL continues to actively seek candidates for research internships -- some of the posted positions are immediately available, while others target the summer of 2021. Please consider applying for positions of interest. Our researchers will follow up to schedule an interview by phone or video conference for qualified candidates.

Due to the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, our current internships are mostly remote. Next summer we hope the situation will be better and our internships will be at MERL, but if it is not, most internships will continue to be remote. However, some of the internships require onsite work. Please check for any specific requirements for onsite work in the job description.


  • DA1533: Machine Learning for Robotic Manipulation

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated and qualified candidate to work on robotic manipulation projects. The ideal candidate is a PhD student and should have experience and records in multiple of the following areas. Machine learning techniques for modeling and control such as Gaussian Processes and Neural Networks. Knowledge of standard Reinforcement Learning algorithms. Experience in working with robotic systems and familiarity with one physics engine simulator like Mujoco, pyBullet, pyDrake. Proficiency in Python is required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop, in collaboration with MERL employees, state of the art algorithms to solve complex robotic manipulation tasks that will lead to a scientific publication. Typical internship length is 3-4 months. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Diego Romeres
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  • DA1508: Safe reinforcement learning for real-life applications

    • MERL is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to conduct research in safe reinforcement learning (RL). The ideal candidate should have solid background in RL, e.g. CMDP, and RMDP theories. Knowledge of dynamical system theory and nonlinear control theory is a plus, but not a requirement. Publication of the results produced during the internship is anticipated, e.g., ICML, ICLR, NeurIPS. Duration of the internship is expected to be 3 months. Start date is flexible.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence
    • Host: Mouhacine Benosman
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  • CV1552: Multimodal Reasoning

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated intern to work on problems at the intersection of video understanding, audio processing, and language models. The ideal candidate would be a PhD student with a strong mathematical background in machine learning and computer vision. The candidate must have prior experience in using deep learning methods for image and video representations (such as using scene graphs) and deep audio analysis (such as source separation, localization, etc.). Proficiency in Python and flexibility in using different deep learning software (especially Pytorch) is expected. The intern is expected to collaborate with computer vision and speech teams at MERL to develop algorithms and prepare manuscripts for scientific publications. The internship is for 3 months with flexible start date. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Speech & Audio
    • Host: Anoop Cherian
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  • CV1569: Robot learning from videos of human demonstrations

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated and qualified intern to work on developing algorithms for robot learning from videos of human demonstrations. The ideal candidate would be a current Ph.D. student with a strong background in computer vision, deep learning, and robotics. Familiarity with imitation learning, learning from demonstrations (LfD), reinforcement learning, and machine learning for robotics will be valued. Proficiency in Python programming is necessary and experience in working with a physics engine simulator like Mujoco or pyBullet is a plus. A successful candidate will collaborate with MERL researchers and publication of the relevant results is expected. Start date is flexible and the expected duration of the internship is 3-4 months. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with their recent CV and list of publications in related topics. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Jeroen van Baar
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  • CV1579: Pose Estimation for Robotic Manipulation

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated and qualified intern to work on developing algorithms for estimating pose for robotic manipulation. The ideal candidate would be a current Ph.D. student with a strong background in computer vision, deep learning, and robotics. Familiarity with machine learning/AI is required, and familiarity with reinforcement learning will be valued. Proficiency in Python programming is necessary and experience in working with a physics engine simulator like Mujoco or pyBullet is a plus. A successful candidate will collaborate with MERL researchers and publication of the relevant results is expected. Start date is flexible and the expected duration of the internship is 3-4 months. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with their recent CV and list of publications in related topics. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Jeroen van Baar
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  • CV1553: Graph Representations for Action Recognition

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated intern to work on problems at the intersection of video understanding and graph representation learning for solving action recognition problems. The ideal candidate would be a senior year (>=3) 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.). The candidate must have prior experience in using deep learning methods for video understanding (such as action recognition, scene graph representations, etc.) and language models (such as in visual question answering or captioning). Proficiency in Python and flexibility in using different deep learning software (such as Pytorch) is expected. The internship is for 3 months with flexible start date. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    • Host: Anoop Cherian
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  • CV1568: Uncertainty Estimation in 3D Face Landmark Tracking

    • We are seeking a highly motivated intern to conduct original research extending MERL's work on uncertainty estimation in face landmark localization (the LUVLi model) to the domains of 3D faces and video sequences. The successful candidate will collaborate with MERL researchers to design and implement new models, conduct experiments, and prepare results for publication. The candidate should be a PhD student in computer vision and machine learning with a strong publication record. Experience in deep learning-based face landmark estimation, video tracking, and 3D face modeling is preferred. Strong programming skills, experience developing and implementing new models in deep learning platforms such as PyTorch, and broad knowledge of machine learning and deep learning methods are expected.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    • Host: Tim Marks
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  • CV1586: Cross-modal knowledge distillation

    • MERL is seeking an intern to conduct research in the area of cross-modal knowledge distillation (RGB to IR, RGB to Lidar etc.) for applications in computer vision. The ideal candidate is a senior PhD student with experience in deep learning and computer vision and a good publication record at top-tier venues. Prior knowledge and experience with knowledge distillation and multiple modalities strongly preferred. Very good Python and Pytorch/Tensorflow skills 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. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    • Host: Suhas Lohit
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  • CV1540: 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 learning, multi-model or multi-modal fusion or distillation under limited data, 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 ideally to be at least 3 months with a flexible start date. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    • Host: Kuan-Chuan Peng
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  • SP1517: AI-based spectrum management for 5G wireless networks and beyond

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified intern to join a thirteen weeks internship program. The ideal candidate will be expected to carry out research on emerging 5G wireless networks and beyond for industrial applications. The candidate is expected to develop innovative spectrum-based traffic recognition and optimal scheduling for local spectrum access. Candidates should have strong knowledge about 5G networks, spectrum management, cognitive radio, and neural network. Proficient programming skills with MATLAB, C++, Python (Pytorch), experience with ns-3 simulator, and strong mathematical analysis will be additional assets to this position. Candidates in their junior or senior years of a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Communications, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
    • Host: K.J. Kim
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  • SP1478: Intelligent Brain-Machine Interface

    • MERL is seeking an intern to work on research for man-machine interface with multi-modal bio-sensors. The ideal candidate is an experienced PhD student or post-graduate researcher having an excellent background in brain-machine interface, deep learning, mixed reality, and signal processing. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
    • Host: Toshi Koike-Akino
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  • SP1522: AI Security for Cyber Physical Systems

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified intern to join a thirteen weeks internship program. The ideal candidate will be expected to carry out research on AI security for various cyber physical systems. The candidate is expected to develop innovative AI technologies to increase cyber security. Candidates should have strong knowledge about neural network and learning techniques, such as feature extraction, machine learning, explainable learning, and distributed learning. Proficient programming skills with Pytorch, and strong mathematical analysis will be additional assets to this position. Candidates in their junior or senior years of a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Communications, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
    • Host: K.J. Kim
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  • SP1512: Mutual Interference Mitigation

    • The Signal Processing (SP) group at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to conduct fundamental research in mutual interference mitigation for automotive radar. Previous experience in waveform design, radar detection under interference, joint communication and sensing, interference mitigation, and deep learning for radar is highly preferred. Knowledge about automotive radar schemes (MIMO and waveform modulation, e.g., FMCW, PMCW, and OFDM) is a plus. The intern will collaborate with a small group of MERL researchers to develop novel algorithms, design experiments using MERL in-house testbed, 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, Communications, Computational Sensing, Data Analytics, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Optimization, Signal Processing
    • Host: Perry Wang
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  • SP1460: Advanced Vehicular Technologies

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified intern to collaborate with the Signal Processing group and the Control for Autonomy team in developing technologies for Connected Automated Vehicles. The ideal candidate is expected to be involved in research on collaborative learning between infrastructure and vehicles. The candidate is expected to develop learning-based technologies to achieve vehicle coordination, estimation and GNSS-based localization using data and computation sharing between vehicle and infrastructure. The candidates should have knowledge of machine learning, connected vehicles and V2X communications. Knowledge of one or more traffic and/or multi-vehicle simulators (SUMO, Vissim, etc.) and GNSS is a plus. Candidates in their junior or senior years of a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months, with start date in September/October 2020.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Control, Signal Processing
    • Host: Jianlin Guo
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  • SP1537: Machine Learning for Wireless Communications

    • MERL is seeking an intern to work on machine learning for wireless communication systems. The ideal candidate would be an experienced PhD student or post-graduate researcher working in wireless communications with a focus on machine learning methods. The candidate should have a detailed knowledge of wireless communications, with some experience in machine learning, MIMO, and/or channel equalization preferred. Strong programming skills in Python and machine learning frameworks are essential. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months with flexible start date and length. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Communications, Machine Learning
    • Host: Ye Wang
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  • SP1506: Learning-based Wireless Sensing

    • The Signal Processing (SP) group at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to conduct fundamental research in learning-based wireless sensing using communication signals (such as WiFi, Bluetooth, 5G) and other RF signals (such as FMCW). Previous experience in occupancy sensing, people counting, localization, device-free pose/gesture recognition, and skeleton tracking with deep learning is highly preferred. Familiarity with IEEE 802.11 (g/n/ac/ad/ay)standards is a plus. The intern will collaborate with a small group of MERL researchers to develop novel algorithms, design experiments using MERL in-house testbed, and prepare results for publication. Senior Ph.D. students with research focuses on wireless communications, machine learning, signal processing, optimization, applied mathematics, or related areas are encouraged to apply. The expected duration of the internship is 3 months with a flexible start date. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Communications, Computational Sensing, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Robotics, Signal Processing
    • Host: Perry Wang
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  • SP1468: Quantum Machine Learning

    • MERL is seeking an intern to work on research for quantum machine learning (QML). The ideal candidate is an experienced PhD student or post-graduate researcher having an excellent background in quantum computing, deep learning, and signal processing. Proficient programming skills with PyTorch, Qiskit, and PennyLane will be additional assets to this position. Also note that we wish to fill this position as soon as possible and expect that the candidate will be available during this fall/winter. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
    • Host: Toshi Koike-Akino
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  • MD1593: Design Optimization for Electric Machines

    • MERL is seeking a motivated and qualified intern to conduct research on design optimization of electrical machines. The ideal candidate should have solid background and demonstrated research experience in mathematical optimization methods, especially in topology optimization, robust optimization, sensitivity analysis, and machine learning techniques. Hands-on experiences with the implementation of optimization algorithms, machine learning and deep learning methods are highly desirable. Knowledge and experience with electric machine principle, design and finite-element analysis is a strong plus. Senior Ph.D. students in related expertise are encouraged to apply. Start date for this internship is flexible and the duration is about 3-6 months. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Multi-Physical Modeling, Optimization
    • Host: Bingnan Wang
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  • MD1505: Machine Learning for Microwave Circuit Intelligent Design

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated, and qualified individual to join our internship program of exploring machine learing for microwave circuit intelligent design research. The ideal candidate should be a senior Ph.D. student with rich experience in machine learning/reinforcement learning. Knowledge of optimization, RF/Microwave integrated circuits, stochastic signal processing, and python programming skills are required. Duration is 3-6 months with a flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Electronic and Photonic Devices, Machine Learning
    • Host: Rui Ma
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  • CA1520: Autonomous Vehicles: Perception, Planning, and Control

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated and qualified intern to collaborate with the Control for Autonomy team in the development of algorithms for planning and control of autonomous vehicles. The potential subjects include high level decision making using formal methods and set-based control, coordination or perception and control strategies to improve environment knowledge while achieving a goal, and distributed control for multi-vehicle systems. The ideal candidate is expected to be working towards a PhD with strong emphasis in control or planning algorithms, and to have interest and background in as many as possible among: motion planning, predictive control, perception and object detection optimization, machine learning for vehicle prediction, autonomous vehicles. Good programming skills in MATLAB, Python or C/C++ are required. The expected duration of the internship is in the Spring of 2021, for a duration of 3-6 months. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL, but may be done remotely where you live if the COVID pandemic makes it necessary.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Control, Optimization, Robotics
    • Host: Stefano Di Cairano
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