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Research Manager and Research Scientist
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA
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Internship Position at IBM Research, AI for Optimization group

A summer internship position is available for 2014 in the "AI for Optimization" group within the newly formed Cognitive Algorithms department at IBM Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York. The internship will last for about 3 months and will be scheduled between March and October, 2014.

Candidates should be exceptional Masters or PhD students in Computer Science and related areas, and not have already received their PhD by the internship start date. The successful candidate is expected to have strong interest and some experience in one or both of the following:

+ Advancing Black-Box / Simulation-Based Optimization approaches to solve real-world problems and/or to improve optimization methods themselves by, e.g., employing techniques from Machine Learning, Local Search, Constraint Reasoning, and Genetic Algorithms for automated algorithm selection and parameter tuning.

+ Exploring novel approaches to advance Machine Learning methods such as Deep Learning by, e.g., training and building Neural Networks using approaches from constraint reasoning and discrete, continuous, and black-box optimization.

Interested candidates should send their CV as well as names and contact information of at least two references to all of the following: