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Research Internship


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

The Research Group at Numenta is looking for outstanding PhD students or other research scientists for internship opportunities during the Winter 2017/2018 and Spring 2018 time frames. We are looking for candidates with expertise in Computational Neuroscience or Machine Learning. Preference given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: sequence learning, sensorimotor inference, neuron/dendrite modeling, goal oriented behavior, and detailed 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 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 and a link to your github repository or other public code repository that contains code you have worked on.

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

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