Research Intern - Visualization and Interactive Data Analytics Group (MSR-VIDA)

Last updated one month ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Virtual Internship

Participation in the Research Internship Program requires that you are physically located in the United States or Canada for the duration of the internship.

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 provides 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.

This position is for an internship with the Visualization and Interactive Data Analysis (VIDA) group within MSR’s Redmond Lab. The VIDA group conducts research about human-centric data interaction – how do people work with, understand, and communicate with data. This involves everything from exploring storytelling techniques in visualization, 3D immersive analytics, techniques for helping users interpret and trouble-shoot machine learning models, to building better tools for data scientists. Our mission is to look at tasks with human goals in mind and explore how we can effectively improve performance and understand that improvement. You can learn more about the VIDA team’s research efforts and team members at http://aka.ms/vida.

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.

Research new technologies and publish in relevant conferences such as CHI, UIST, VIS, SIGMOD, HILDA, IUI, ICSE. Work with product groups on realizing those ideas within products.

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 related STEM field.

Participation in the Research Internship Program requires that you are physically located in the United States or Canada for the duration of the internship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to develop original research agendas.
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with other researchers and product development teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-group, and cross-culture collaboration.
  • Ability to think unconventionally to derive creative and innovative solutions.
  • Skills in visualization, data science, and machine learning.
  • Programming experience in some combination of Java/C#/C++, Python, Javascript/Typescript, R.
  • Experience in systems like D3, Vega, React, Scikit, TensorFlow, PyTorch a plus.
  • Good communication and presentation skills a plus.

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.

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