Research Intern - Machine learning at Microsoft Research NYC

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:New York, New York
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.

Microsoft Research New York seeks outstanding Machine Learning intern applicants for Summer 2021. Specific areas of interest include Contextual Bandits, Foundations of Deep Learning, Learning Theory, Learning from Interaction, Natural Language Processing, ML + Human-computer Interaction, and Reinforcement Learning.

Microsoft Research offers an exhilarating and supportive environment for cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research, both theoretical and applied, with access to an extraordinary diversity of big and small data sources, an open publications policy, and close links to top academic institutions around the world. We seek applicants with the passion and ability to craft and pursue an independent research program, including a strong publication record at top research venues.

Intern mentors include Hal Daume III, Miroslav Dudik, John Langford, Sham Kakade, Akshay Krishnamurthy, Dipendra Misra, Ida Momennejad, Robert Schapire, and Cyril Zhang. We are all part of the MSR NYC Machine Learning group. We also collaborate extensively with other groups at MSR (fairness/accountability/transparency/ethics in AI, computational economics, computational social science, and computer systems) and with groups across Microsoft Research.

We are committed to building an inclusive, diverse and pluralistic research environment, and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, as well as students with non-traditional backgrounds.

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.

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 Qualification

  • Must be currently enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science or a related STEM field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to develop original research agendas.
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with other researchers.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.