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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.


  • MS1466: Modelica-Based Control of HVAC Equipment

    • MERL seeks a highly motivated intern to develop an interface between real-time control systems that are implemented in the Modelica language, and laboratory HVAC equipment that is controlled by Labview. The control algorithms are developed using our Modelica library of HVAC components, and are realized natively in the Modelica language using the Synchronous Library. They are run in real-time on a PC using the Modelica Device Drivers library, and communicate with the Labview system via UDP. The intern would be responsible for developing professional-grade code to mature this interface, and then conduct experiments to test new control algorithms in our laboratory. Expertise using software development tools, such as Microsoft Visual Studio and network protocols such as UDP, is necessary. Experience with Modelica is strongly preferred. Knowledge and experience of vapor compression systems is also strongly preferred. Knowledge of control theory, including classical feedback and finite state machines, along with related laboratory experience is required. On-site employment is preferred, although it may be possible to conduct this work remotely. Students enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. degree program of study are encouraged to apply. The internship is expected to be 3-6 months in duration, preferably in the fall or winter, 2020.

    • Research Areas: Control, Multi-Physical Modeling
    • Host: Chris Laughman
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  • CA1470: Connected vehicle-based distributed learning and estimation of road conditions

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated qualified intern to collaborate with the Control for Autonomy team and the Signal Processing group in the development of learning technologies for Connected Vehicles technologies for distributed learning and estimation. The candidate will develop methods for distributed learning and estimation of road and road network conditions using information acquired from multiple connected vehicles. The ideal candidate is expected to be involved in research on collaborative distributed learning and estimation, with particular emphasis on statistical learning. The ideal candidate has knowledge of machine learning, estimation, connected vehicles and vehicle control systems. Knowledge of one or more traffic and/or multi-vehicle simulators (SUMO, Vissim, etc.) is a plus. Good programming skills in Matlab, Python, or C/C++ are required. Candidates in their senior year of Master, or junior or senior years of a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply. The expected duration of the internship is for the Fall 2020 or Winter 2021, with start date in November 2020-January 2021. Part-time engagement may be considered, although full-time is preferred. Given the current situation with COVID-19 pandemic, this internship will be done remotely from where the candidates lives using MERL equipment and resources.

    • Research Areas: Control, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning
    • Host: Stefano Di Cairano
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  • CA1400: Autonomous Vehicle Planning and Control

    • The Control and Dynamical Systems (CD) group at MERL is seeking highly motivated interns at different levels of expertise to conduct research on planning and control for autonomous vehicles. The research domain includes algorithms for path planning, vehicle control, high level decision making, sensor-based navigation, driver-vehicle interaction. PhD students will be considered for algorithm development and analysis, and property proving. Master students will be considered for development and implementation in a scaled robotic test bench for autonomous vehicles. For algorithm development and analysis it is highly desirable to have deep background in one or more among: sampling-based planning methods, particle filtering, model predictive control, reachability methods, formal methods and abstractions of dynamical systems, and experience with their implementation in Matlab/Python/C++. For algorithm implementation, it is required to have working knowledge of Matlab, C++, and ROS, and it is a plus to have background in some of the above mentioned methods. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Control, Robotics
    • Host: Stefano Di Cairano
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  • CA1260: Model Predictive Control of Hybrid Systems

    • The Control and Dynamical Systems (CD) group at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to work on hybrid model predictive control. The scope of work includes the development of model predictive control algorithms for hybrid dynamical systems, switched systems, and quantized systems, analysis and property proving, and applications in automotive, space systems, and energy systems. PhD students with expertise in some among control, optimization, model predictive control and hybrid systems, and with working knowledge of Matlab implementation are welcome to apply. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months with flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Control, Dynamical Systems, Optimization
    • Host: Stefano Di Cairano
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  • CA1399: Optimization Algorithms for Stochastic Predictive Control

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated individual to work on tailored numerical optimization algorithms and applications of stochastic learning-based model predictive control (MPC) methods. The research will involve the study and development of novel optimization techniques and/or the implementation and validation of algorithms for industrial applications, e.g., related to autonomous driving. The ideal candidate should have experience in either one or multiple of the following topics: stochastic MPC (e.g., scenario trees or tube MPC), convex and non-convex optimization, machine learning, numerical optimization and (inverse) optimal control. PhD students in engineering or mathematics with a focus on stochastic (learning-based) MPC or numerical optimization are encouraged to apply. Publication of relevant results in conference proceedings and journals is expected. Capability of implementing the designs and algorithms in Matlab is expected; coding parts of the algorithms in C/C++ is a plus. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months and the start date is flexible.

    • Research Areas: Control, Machine Learning, Optimization
    • Host: Rien Quirynen
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  • MD1300: 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: Abraham Goldsmith
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  • MD1377: 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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  • 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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