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Research Intern, Distributed Artificial Intelligence

Research & development - Berkeley | More than two weeks ago

Research Intern, Distributed Artificial Intelligence

Is it you we're looking for?

Are you a highly motivated researcher who is enrolled in a PhD program at a top university in a relevant subject like Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, or Statistics? Do you aim to work in a diverse research environment among some of the world's leading researchers? Are you an excellent communicator who thrives on a multi-disciplinary team? If so, keep reading.

Imec USA is looking for a PhD student intern for an exciting new research program on Low power distributed and collaborative artificial intelligence (AI) leveraging on-device learning at our Berkeley location in California, for Summer 2021.

What you will do

  • Develop novel training algorithms that enable large scale distributed training over edge devices communicating over dynamic peer-to-peer wireless networks.
  • Explore, evaluate and propose innovative algorithmic solutions to various bottlenecks such as need for synchronous updates and how to make distributed learning algorithms robust to communication failures.
  • Evaluate and extend current communication efficient distributed-SGD algorithms beyond supervised learning towards reinforcement learning tasks as well.

Key Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in PhD program in a top university in a relevant discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, or Statistics.
  • Experience with:
    *Strong grasp of fundamentals of optimization and experience developing novel distributed optimization algorithms.
    *Good knowledge of deep generative and deep reinforcement learning algorithms
    *Experience working with state-of-the-art deep learning frameworks such as Pytorch and TensorFLow.
    *Working knowledge of parallel and multi-threaded programming
    *Proficiency in programming with Python
  • Experience working in R&D environments with successful publications, patents or both is preferred
  • Can present your research effectively at conferences and in other technical forums.
  • Highly motivated to work in a research environment
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

What we do for you

In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join an ambitious organization, with challenges there for the taking.  You will have an assigned mentor to guide you through this highly valuable, hands on learning experience. You will work with top researchers from imec and from our industry partners.

About imec

Imec is a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. We leverage our world-class infrastructure and global ecosystem of partners across diverse industries to enable groundbreaking innovation in application domains, including healthcare, smart cities, mobility, logistics, manufacturing, and energy.

Imec USA, Nanoelectronics Design Center is an R&D center facilitating collaboration between imec’s Belgian headquarters and U.S.-based semiconductor and system companies, universities, and research institutes. This opportunity is based at our newest research center in Berkeley, led by long-term technology pioneer and visionary Jan Rabaey. Here, we dive into mid-to-long-term outcomes of technological evolutions. We are currently focusing on developing novel architectures for machine learning and artificial intelligence and system technology co-optimization exploration.

At imec, we believe that talent grows technology, and technology grows talent. Our informal and progressive working environment offers a range of possibilities to take the initiative and grow in responsibility.

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