Research Intern - Brain-Computer Interfaces

Last updated 19 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Research Internships at Microsoft provide a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers. Our researchers and engineers pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges in diverse fields, including computing, healthcare, economics, and the environment.

The Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) project in Microsoft Research aims to enable BCI for the general population. This means non-intrusive methods, fewer number of electrodes and custom-designed signal picking devices. We go towards interactive BCI, which means response times within seconds and using EEG signals. In the BCI project are involved researcher from several research groups in Microsoft Research, you can find more about the project at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/brain-computer-interfaces/.

Responsibilities

Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world’s best researchers, interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. During the 12-week internship, students are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant life of the community. Research internships are available in all areas of research, and are offered year-round, though they typically begin in the summer.

The summer interns in MSR BCI will work on well framed projects that allow for open exploration and collaboration, under the guidance of their mentors. The internship ends with a final presentation open to all Microsoft employees, and ideally results in a peer-reviewed scientific publication.

Qualifications

In addition to the qualifications below, you’ll need to submit a minimum of two reference letters for this position. After you submit your application, a request for letters may be sent to your list of references on your behalf. Note that reference letters cannot be requested until after you have submitted your application, and furthermore, that they might not be automatically requested for all candidates. You may wish to alert your letter writers in advance, so they will be ready to submit your letter.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science or a related STEM field.
  • Must have one year of experience with brain-computer interfaces and signal processing of EEG, or other biological signals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good publication record
  • Experience with machine learning for signal processing for EEG, bio signals and related sensor data is strongly preferred.
  • Experience applying algorithms within practical systems is a big plus.
  • Hands-on design and system implementation skills, including real-time data processing.
  • Strong coding skills preferred in MATLAB, Python or C/C++.

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