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  • SP1749: Radar-Assisted Automotive Perception

    • The Signal Processing (SP) group at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to conduct fundamental research in radar-assisted automotive perception. Expertise in deep learning-based object detection, multiple (extended) object tracking, data association, and motion/measurement model learning is required. Previous hands-on experience on open automotive datasets is a plus. Familiarity with the concept of FMCW, MIMO, and range-Doppler-angle spectrum is an asset. The intern will collaborate with a small group of MERL researchers to develop novel algorithms, design experiments with MERL in-house testbed, and prepare results for patents and publication. The expected duration of the internship is 3 months with a flexible start date. This internship requires work that can only be done at MERL.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Sensing, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
    • Host: Perry Wang
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  • SP1733: ML for GNSS-based Applications

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified intern to work on machine learning for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) applications. The ideal candidate is working towards a PhD and is expected to develop innovative machine learning technologies to increase accuracy and integrity of GNSS-based positioning systems. Candidates should have strong knowledge about as many as possible of GNSS signal processing for multipath mitigation, handling RINEX data, neural network and learning techniques, such as feature extraction, deep machine learning, reinforcement learning, domain adaptation, and distributed learning. Proficient programming skills with PyTorch, Matlab, and C++, 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: Communications, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
    • Host: K.J. Kim
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  • DA1702: 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 one or multiple of the following areas. 1) Machine learning techniques for modeling and control such as Gaussian Processes and Neural Networks. 2) Knowledge of standard Reinforcement Learning algorithms. 3) Experience in working with robotic systems and familiarity with one physics engine simulator like Mujoco, pyBullet, pyDrake. 4) Optimization-based control for complementarity systems. 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, Control, Data Analytics, Dynamical Systems, Optimization, Robotics
    • Host: Diego Romeres
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  • DA1768: Contact Modeling and Optimization

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated and qualified candidate to work on modeling for contact phenomenon. Robotic manipulation is heavily affected by external contacts that can be modeled with physical and data driven models. We are interested in researching those models for analysis and control purposes. The ideal candidate is a PhD student and should have experience and records in multiple of the following areas. Contact modeling and robotic manipulation. Physic Engines like Mujoco, Bullet, Drake and sim2real gap problems. Machine learning techniques for modeling and control such as Gaussian Processes and Neural Networks. Experience in working with robotic systems. Knowledge in learning from demonstration algorithms and standard Reinforcement Learning algorithms is a plus. Proficiency in Python is required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop, in collaboration with MERL employees, state of the art algorithms 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, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Position ID: DA1768
    • Contact: Diego Romeres
    • Email: romeres[at]merl[dot]com
    • To be considered please send CV and Position ID to the contact email.
  • MD1736: Data-driven fluid mechanics and control

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified individual to join our internship program in the summer of 2022. The ideal candidate will be a senior Ph.D. student specializing in computer science, aerospace, mechanical, or applied mathematics. Research experience in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), C++ (OpenFOAM level), and Python (Keras w/ TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc.) is very desirable. Solid background in two or more of the following areas is required: Physics-Informed Neural Nets (PINNs), adjoint analysis, PDE-constrained optimization, reduced-order modeling (ROMs), statistical learning, parameter estimators, regression techniques, and probability theory. The starting date is flexible, and the internship will last 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. 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: Control, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Multi-Physical Modeling
    • Host: Saleh Nabi
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  • MD1693: Aircraft electric propulsion system design

    • MERL is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to conduct research in modeling, simulation and analysis of aircraft electric propulsion system. The ideal candidate should have solid backgrounds in multi-physics modeling and simulation of aircraft electrical propulsion system. Demonstrated experience in modeling and simulation software/language such as Modelica or Simscape is a necessity. Knowledge and experience of NPSS, aircraft dynamics, and aerodynamics is a definite plus. Senior Ph.D. students in aerospace and electrical engineering are encouraged to apply. Start date for this internship is flexible and the duration is about 3 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: Dynamical Systems, Electric Systems, Multi-Physical Modeling
    • Host: Yebin Wang
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  • MS1704: Probabilistic Machine Learning for Few-Shot Optimization

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate to work on probabilistic machine learning for few-shot optimization with real-world applications in building and energy systems. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding machine learning with expertise demonstrated via, e.g., publications, in at least one of: few-shot/meta-learning methods, Bayesian optimization, multimodal learning, or learning for control/estimation of buildings and energy systems. Hands-on programming experience with standard ML toolkits such as PyTorch/Tensorflow is required; knowledge of additional, relevant tools (e.g., GPyTorch, Pyro) is a plus. PhD students are preferred, as an expected outcome of the internship is a publication in a high-tier venue. The minimum duration of the internship is 12 weeks; start time 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, Control, Data Analytics, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Multi-Physical Modeling, Optimization
    • Host: Ankush Chakrabarty
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  • CA1743: Coordination of Connected and Automated Vehicles

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated qualified intern to collaborate with the Control for Autonomy team in the development of optimization-based coordination of connected and automated vehicles. The intern will conduct research in the development of methods for multi-vehicle coordination and/or focus on the implementation and validation in realistic scenarios. The ideal candidate should have experience in either one or multiple of the following topics: formulation of mixed-logic constraints as mixed-integer programs, control synthesis from Temporal Logic specifications, connected vehicles and coordination, 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 are required and knowledge in Python or C/C++ is a merit. PhD students in engineering, mathematics, or similar are encouraged to apply. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 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: Control, Dynamical Systems, Optimization, Robotics
    • Host: Rien Quirynen
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  • CA1695: Spacecraft Attitude Control

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern for a research position in spacecraft attitude control. The ideal candidate has experience in attitude kinematics and dynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) using OpenFOAM, programming in C++, optimization, and control of rigid bodies and PDEs. Experience in multi-phase flow modeling and volume-of-fluid approach with an emphasis on liquid-gas systems is highly desirable. PhD students in aerospace, mechanical, or electrical engineering are encouraged to apply. Publication of results produced during the internship is expected. The duration of the internship is 3-6 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: Control, Dynamical Systems, Multi-Physical Modeling
    • Host: Avishai Weiss
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  • CA1707: Autonomous vehicles guidance and control

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated and qualified intern to collaborate with the Control for Autonomy team in 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. The ideal candidate is expected to be working towards a PhD with strong emphasis in vehicle guidance and control, and to have interest and background in as many as possible of: vehicle dynamics modeling and control, predictive control algorithms linear and nonlinear systems, motion planning, convex, non-convex, and mixed -integer optimization, statistical estimation, cooperative control. Good programming skills in MATLAB, Python or C/C++ are required, knowledge of rapid prototyping systems, automatic code generation or ROS is a plus. The expected start of of the internship is in the late Spring/Early Summer 2022, 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: Control, Dynamical Systems, Optimization
    • Host: Stefano Di Cairano
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  • CA1731: Motion planning and control of multi-agent systems

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated individual to develop planning and control algorithms for multi-agent systems. The internship will also include experimental validation of the proposed algorithms in various robotic testbeds (quadrotors and mini-cars) at MERL. The ideal candidate is experienced in multi-agent motion planning and control, and has successfully demonstrated some of their prior work on hardware testbeds. The candidate must be proficient in ROS and C/C++, and at least familiar with Python and MATLAB. Prior experience with crazyflies and/or hamster robots will be considered a plus. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months, and the start date is Summer/Fall 2022. 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: Control, Dynamical Systems, Optimization, Robotics
    • Host: Abraham P. Vinod
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  • CA1741: Learning for Connected Vehicles

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to collaborate with the Control for Autonomy team in the development of learning technologies for Connected Vehicles. The intern will conduct research in the development of methods for learning/optimization of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) using data-sharing between connected vehicles and/or infrastructure. The ideal candidate has knowledge of at least one 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 are required and knowledge in Python or C/C++ is a merit. PhD students in engineering, mathematics, or similar are encouraged to apply. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months. 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: Control, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning
    • Host: Marcel Menner
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  • CA1719: Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control

    • MERL is seeking highly motivated interns for research positions in guidance, navigation, and control of spacecraft. The ideal candidates have experience in one or more of the following topics: astrodynamics, the three-body problem, relative motion dynamics, rendezvous, attitude control, orbit control, orbit determination, nonlinear estimation, and optimization-based control. PhD students in aerospace, mechanical, or electrical engineering are encouraged to apply. Publication of results produced during the internship is expected. The duration of the internships are 3-6 months, and the start dates are 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: Control, Dynamical Systems
    • Host: Avishai Weiss
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  • CA1728: Safe data-driven control of dynamical systems under uncertainty

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated individual to work on safe control of data-driven, uncertain, dynamical systems. The research will develop novel optimization and learning-based control algorithms to guarantee safety and performance in various industrial applications, including autonomous driving. The ideal candidate should have experience in either one or multiple of the following topics: optimal control under uncertainty, (robust and stochastic) model predictive control, (convex and non-convex) optimization, and (reinforcement and statistical) learning. Ph.D. students in engineering or mathematics with a focus on control, optimization, and learning are encouraged to apply. A successful internship will result in submission of relevant results to peer-reviewed conference proceedings and journals, and development of well-documented (Python/MATLAB) code for MERL. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months, and the start date is Summer 2022. 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, Dynamical Systems, Optimization, Robotics
    • Host: Abraham P. Vinod
    • Apply Now