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  • CV2119: Conditional Video Generation

    • We seek a highly motivated intern to conduct original research in generative models for conditional video generation. We are interested in applications to various tasks such as video generation from text, images, and diagrams. The successful candidate will collaborate with MERL researchers to design and implement new models, conduct experiments, and prepare results for publication. The candidate should be a PhD student (or postdoc) in computer vision and machine learning with a strong publication record including at least one paper in a top-tier computer vision or machine learning venue such as CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, ICML, ICLR, NeurIPS, AAAI, or TPAMI. Strong programming skills, experience developing and implementing new models in deep learning platforms such as PyTorch, and broad knowledge of machine learning and deep learning methods are expected, including experience in the latest advances in conditional video generation. Start date is flexible; duration should be at least 3 months.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    • Host: Tim Marks
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  • OR2115: LLMs for Robotic Manipulation

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated individual to work on long-horizon planning and decision making for robotic manipulation using large language models (LLMs) and Hierarchical RL. The research will develop novel algorithms for long-horizon task planning and execution using Hierarchical Reinforcement learning and LLMs. The ideal candidate should have experience in either one or multiple of the following topics: (Deep) Reinforcement learning, Hierarchical RL, LLMs, policy optimization and Markov Decision Processes (MDPs). Senior PhD students in machine learning and engineering with a focus on Reinforcement Learning and robotics are encouraged to apply. Prior experience working with physics engines like Mujoco, Isaac Gym, etc. is required. Prior experience working with Python and ROS is required. A successful internship will result in submission of results to peer-reviewed conference and journals. Good coding skills in Python and state-of-the-art RL environments (e.g., RL Bench) is required. The expected duration of internship is 3-4 months with flexible start dates. This internship is preferred to be onsite at MERL.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Devesh Jha
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  • OR2105: Preference-based Multi-Objective Bayesian Optimization

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated and qualified candidate to work on Bayesian Optimization algorithms applied to industrial applications. The ideal candidate is a PhD student with experience and peer-reviewed publications in the general field of derivative-free/zeroth-order optimization, preference will be given to candidates who have contributed to theoretical advances or practical application of Bayesian optimization, especially for multi-objective optimization problems. The ideal candidate will have a strong general understanding of numerical optimization and probabilistic machine learning e.g. Gaussian process regression, and is expected to develop, in collaboration with MERL researchers, state of the art algorithms to optimize parameters for industrial processes or control systems. Proficiency in Python is required. An expected outcome of the internship is one or more peer-reviewed publications. The expected duration is 3-4 months, with flexible starting date.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Optimization
    • Host: Diego Romeres
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  • OR2107: Robot Learning Algorithms

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated and qualified PhD student in the areas of machine learning and robotics, to participate in research on advanced algorithms for learning control of robots and other mechanisms. Solid background and hands-on experience with various machine learning algorithms is expected, and in particular with deep learning algorithms for image processing and object detection. Exposure to deep reinforcement learning and/or learning from demonstration is highly desirable. Familiarity with the use of machine learning algorithms for system identification of mechanical systems would be a plus, along with background in other areas of automatic control. Solid experimental skills and hands-on experience in coding in Python and PyTorch are required for the position. Some familiarity with classical mechanics and computational physics engines would be helpful, but is not required. The position will provide opportunities for exploring fundamental problems in incremental learning in humans and machines, leading to publishable results. The starting date of the internship is flexible, and applications outside of the peak summer season are encouraged, too.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Control, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Daniel Nikovski
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  • OR2110: Shared Autonomy for Human-Robot Interaction

    • MERL is looking for a highly motivated and qualified intern to work on human-robot interaction (HRI) research. The ideal candidate would be a Ph.D. student with a strong background in HRI, focusing on robotic manipulation, deep learning, probabilistic modeling, or reinforcement learning. Several topics are available for consideration, including Intent Recognition in Multi-Object Scenes, Shared Autonomy, Cooperative Manipulation, Human-Robot Handovers, and Representation Learning for HRI. Experience working with robotics hardware and physics engine simulators like PyBullet, Issac Gym, or Mujoco is preferred. Proficiency in Python programming is necessary, and experience with ROS is a plus. The successful candidate will collaborate with MERL researchers, and publication of the relevant results is expected. The start date is flexible, and the expected duration of the internship is 3-4 months. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with their recent CV and list of publications in related topics.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Robotics
    • Host: Siddarth Jain
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  • OR2111: Deep Learning for Robotic Manipulation

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated and qualified intern to work on deep learning for visual feedback in robotic manipulation. The ideal candidate would be a Ph.D. student with a strong background in deep learning and robotic manipulation. Several topics are available for consideration, including Object Pose Estimation, Goal-driven Grasping, Diffusion policy for Industrial Tasks, and Deformable Object Manipulation. The project requires the development of novel algorithms with implementation and evaluation on a robotic platform. Preferred qualifications include experience working with a physics engine simulator like PyBullet, Isaac Gym, or Mujoco, proficiency in Python programming, and experience with ROS. The successful candidate will collaborate with MERL researchers, and publication of relevant results is expected. The start date is flexible, and the expected duration of the internship is 3-4 months. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply with their recent CV and a list of publications in related topics

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Robotics
    • Host: Siddarth Jain
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  • OR2103: Human Robot Collaboration in Assembly Tasks

    • MERL is looking for a self-motivated and qualified candidate to work on human-robot-interaction for manipulation and assembly collaborative scenarios. The ideal candidate is a PhD student and should have experience and records in one or multiple of the following areas. 1) Control, estimation and perception for Robotic manipulation 2) Task and Motion Planning 3) Learning from demonstration algorithms applied to robotic manipulation 4) Machine learning techniques for modeling and control as well as regression and classification problems. 5) Experience in working with robotic systems and familiarity with physics engine simulators like Mujoco, Isaac Gym, PyBullet. The successful candidate will be expected to develop, in collaboration with MERL employees, state of the art algorithms to solve complex manipulation tasks that involve human and robot collaborations. Proficiency in Python and ROS are required. The expectation is that the research will lead to one or more scientific publications. The expected duration s 3-4 months, with a flexible starting date.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Diego Romeres
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  • CI2049: Efficient/Green AI

    • MERL is seeking highly motivated and qualified interns to work on efficient machine learning techniques. The ideal candidates would have significant research experience in federated learning, generative large language models, and efficient/green AI. A mature understanding of modern machine learning methods, proficiency with Python, and familiarity with deep learning frameworks are expected. Candidates at or beyond the middle of their Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply. The expected duration is 3 months long with flexible start dates.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence
    • Host: Toshi Koike-Akino
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  • CI2091: Robust AI for Operational Technology Security

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated and qualified intern to work on operational technology security. The ideal candidate would have significant research experience in cybersecurity for operational technology, anomaly detection, robust machine learning, and defenses against adversarial examples. A mature understanding of modern machine learning methods, proficiency with Python, and familiarity with deep learning frameworks are expected. Candidates at or beyond the middle of their Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply. The expected duration is 3 months with flexible start dates.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
    • Host: Ye Wang
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  • CI2092: Data Privacy for Machine Learning

    • MERL is seeking a highly motivated and qualified intern to work on privacy issues in machine learning. The ideal candidate would have significant research experience in private machine learning methods and defenses against membership inference attacks. A mature understanding of modern machine learning methods, proficiency with Python, and familiarity with deep learning frameworks are expected. Candidates at or beyond the middle of their Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply. The expected duration is 3 months with flexible start dates.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
    • Host: Ye Wang
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  • CI2075: Human-Machine Interface with Biosignal Processing

    • MERL is seeking an intern to work on research for human-machine interface with multi-modal bio-sensors. The ideal candidate is an experienced PhD student or post-graduate researcher having an excellent background in brain-machine interface (BMI), deep learning, mixed reality (XR), remote robot manipulation, bionics, and bio sensing. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months, with a flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics
    • Host: Toshi Koike-Akino
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  • ST2082: Integrated Sensing and Communication (ISAC)

    • The Computational Sensing team at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to conduct fundamental research in integrated sensing and communication (ISAC) with a focus on signal processing, model-based learning, and optimization. Expertise in joint waveform/sequence optimization, integrated ISAC precoder/combiner design, model-based learning for ISAC, and downlink/uplink/active sensing under timing and frequency offsets is highly desired. Familiarity with IEEE 802.11 (ac/ax/ad/ay) standards is a plus but not required. The intern will collaborate with a small group of MERL researchers to develop novel algorithms, design experiments using MERL in-house testbed, and prepare results for publication. The expected duration of the internship is 3 months with a flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Communications, Computational Sensing, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Optimization, Signal Processing
    • Host: Perry Wang
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  • ST2083: Deep Learning for Radar Perception

    • The Computation Sensing team at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to conduct fundamental research in radar perception. Expertise in deep learning-based object detection, multiple object tracking, data association, and representation learning (detection points, heatmaps, and raw radar waveforms) is required. Previous hands-on experience on open indoor/outdoor radar datasets is a plus. Familiarity with the concept of FMCW, MIMO, and range-Doppler-angle spectrum is an asset. The intern will collaborate with a small group of MERL researchers to develop novel algorithms, design experiments with MERL in-house testbed, and prepare results for patents and publication. The expected duration of the internship is 3 months with a flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Sensing, Computer Vision, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning, Optimization, Signal Processing
    • Host: Perry Wang
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  • ST1750: THz (Terahertz) Sensing

    • The Signal Processing (SP) group at MERL is seeking a highly motivated intern to conduct fundamental research in THz (Terahertz) sensing. Expertise in statistical inference, unsupervised anomaly detection, and deep learning (spatial-temporal representation learning) is required. Previous hands-on experience in THz data analysis is a plus. Familiarity with python and deep learning libraries is a must. The intern will collaborate with a small group of MERL researchers to develop novel algorithms, design experiments with collaborators, and prepare results for patents and publication. The expected duration of the internship is 3 months with a flexible start date.

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Sensing, Machine Learning, Optimization, Signal Processing
    • Host: Perry Wang
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  • SA2073: Multimodal scene-understanding

    • We are looking for a graduate student interested in helping advance the field of multimodal scene understanding, with a focus on scene understanding using natural language for robot dialog and/or indoor monitoring using a large language model. The intern will collaborate with MERL researchers to derive and implement new models and optimization methods, conduct experiments, and prepare results for publication. Internships regularly lead to one or more publications in top-tier venues, which can later become part of the intern''s doctoral work. The ideal candidates are senior Ph.D. students with experience in deep learning for audio-visual, signal, and natural language processing. Good programming skills in Python and knowledge of deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch are essential. Multiple positions are available with flexible start date (not just Spring/Summer but throughout 2024) and duration (typically 3-6 months).

    • Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics, Speech & Audio
    • Host: Chiori Hori
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