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  • MD1679: Machine Learning for Radio Frequency Transmitters

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our internship program for beyond 5G/6G advanced intelligent radio frequency transmitter research. The ideal candidate should be a senior Ph.D. student with rich experience in digital RF technologies with adaptive signal processing and machine learning applications. Knowledge of wireless communication/transceiver architecture, and FPGA/Matlab programming skills are required. Experiences of Digital-pre-distortion algorithms for radio transmitter (PA) linearization are ideal. Good practical laboratory skills are needed. RF semiconductor devices and circuit knowledge is a plus. Duration is 3 to 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: Electronic and Photonic Devices, Machine Learning, Optimization
    • Position ID: MD1679
    • Contact: Rui Ma
    • Email: rma[at]merl[dot]com
    • To be considered please send CV and Position ID to the contact email.
  • MD1648: THz Electronic Sensing

    • MERL is looking for a senior Ph.D. student to join our team to conduct application-motivated research and experiments. The candidate must have hands-on practical lab experiment experience on millimeter-wave, sub-THz, or THz for sensing, radar, and other applications. Skills of using RF/Microwave Lab equipment are necessary. Knowledge of solid-state device physics, high frequency, and high speed integrated circuit (IC) chip design, and signal processing is desired. The internship is expected to be 3-6 months, starting date is flexible after September. This internship requires work that can only be done at MERL.

    • Research Areas: Applied Physics, Computational Sensing, Electronic and Photonic Devices
    • Host: Rui Ma
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  • MD1561: Desgn and fabrication of power devices in power electronics or RF

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified individual to join our 3-month internship program to carry out research in the area of power electronics and RF semiconductors devices. The ideal candidate should have a significant background in the simulation and design of a 2D and 3D GaN devices using Matlab and TCAD. Proficiency in device semiconductor modeling or hands-on experience in GaN device fabrication processes and a deep knowledge of negative capacitance would be a great asset. Candidates who hold a PhD or in their 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: Electronic and Photonic Devices
    • Host: Koon Hoo Teo
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  • SP1504: Coherent Imaging Systems

    • MERL is seeking an intern to work on coherent optical imaging. The ideal candidate would be an experienced PhD student or post-graduate researcher working in coherent imaging. The candidate should have a detailed knowledge of optical interferometry and imaging with a focus on either optical coherence tomography, optical coherence microscopy or FMCW LIDAR. Strong programming skills in MATLAB are essential. Experience of working in an optical lab environment is a required. Duration is 3 to 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: Computational Sensing, Electronic and Photonic Devices
    • Host: Kieran Parsons
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