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Research Internship


IMPORTANT NOTE: Numenta is unable to consider internship applications from international applicants unless they currently enrolled in a US University, are US Citizens, or hold a Green Card or are NAFTA (Mexican or Canadian) citizens.

About Opening

The Research Group at Numenta is looking for outstanding PhD students or other research scientists for internship opportunities during the Fall - Winter 2016/2017 time frame (note that we have filled our Summer 2016 positions and are no longer accepting applications for this time period). We are looking for candidates with expertise in Machine Learning, Computational Neuroscience and/or Natural Language Processing. Preference given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: sequence learning, natural language processing, neuron modeling, and computational models of cortex.

The commitment is for 3 to 4 months full time (longer appointments up to one year may be possible). Numenta’s research interns will get exposure to all aspects of Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) learning algorithms, participate in leading edge research in computational neuroscience, and get full clearance to publish their work.

What you can expect to learn and how you might contribute

  • The challenges of designing and implementing detailed models of cortical function that can be applied to real-world problems

  • Gain experience solving hard problems in domains such as natural language processing, streaming analytics, and/or sensorimotor inference

  • Participate in designing functional models of Layers 2/3, 4, 5, and 6, thalamocortical circuits, feedback circuits, and sensorimotor processing

  • Learn how to contribute to a top open source project, and improve your software engineering skills

  • Obtain a detailed understanding of Hierarchical Temporal Memory

Desired qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a MS or PhD program, or a recent graduate, or equivalent research experience

  • Strong research background in machine learning or machine intelligence

  • Strong research background in computational neuroscience

  • Excellent algorithmic problem solving skills, and the ability to implement solutions in Python, C/C++, Java, etc.

  • Established track record of publications in leading peer reviewed conferences and journals

  • Working knowledge of HTM algorithms a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work in a team oriented environment

  • A belief that the best way to build intelligent machines is to understand the cortex

How To Apply

Qualified applicants should send the following:

  • Cover letter describing their specific interest in Numenta.

  • Resume, including list of relevant course work.

  • Period of the internship (typically 3 to 4 months fulltime.)

  • Please email resume and cover letter to Numenta is an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity.