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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.
Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA, seeks an exceptional intern to work on a project related to Affective Computing to help measure, understand, and promote emotional well-being. During this internship, you will be working with members of the Human Understanding and Empathy (HUE) group on a research project designed to identify new techniques of addressing some of these issues in the context of workplace stress. Examples of related current and past projects include multimodal data collection and analysis for physiological sensing and stress recognition as well as building and deploying empathetic agents to help support mental well-being.
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.
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.
- Must be currently enrolled in a PhD program in CS, EE or a related STEM field.
- Must have at least 2 years of experience in conducting relevant research in the context of machine learning, human-computer interaction, software development, and writing peer-reviewed publications.
- Should be able to collaborate effectively with your mentor and others in the lab on new research projects.
- Should have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Should have experience working with affect-related data (e.g., physiological signals, behavioral data, self-reports)
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