Internship in User Modeling for Behavior Change Systems

Palo Alto, CA | internships

Job Description

PhD candidate in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, data mining, machine learning, recommender systems

About the Job:

We’re seeking a talented intern in the Interactive Intelligence group to develop new user modeling and social modeling theory and techniques to support online and mobile behavior change technologies in areas such as health and wellness. These models will be key to new ways of providing personalized, socially supported, context aware scaffolding for achieving goals. You will collaborate with our team to enhance a live social mobile app.

Requirements:

  • You are a PhD candidate in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, data mining, machine learning, recommender systems, natural language processing, or social network analysis.  
  • You have a strong background in theoretically grounded but applied user/social modeling, including cognitive models, behavioral models, models of personality, emotion, intent, and preferences, and social graph models
  • You have strong development skills, preferably in Python, Java, Lisp, and/or mobile app frameworks

If this sounds like you, please apply with a resume and cover letter (required) explaining your interest in this position. Please do not submit a “generic” letter; we want to know why you want to work with us in particular and what you will bring to our team.

About PARC:

We like to say we’re in the Business of Breakthroughs®.  Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, government agencies, and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.
Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the GUI and Ethernet to ubiquitous computing and laser printing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PARC’s Intelligent Systems Laboratory is a research organization unlike any other. We combine the best of a top-notch research university, an entrepreneurial startup, and a premiere technology company. We meld our world-class innovation chops with researching and developing real-world applications that have market potential, focusing on creating new business options and opportunities. We’re driven to get our ideas out of the lab and into the world in order to have real impact, and we need superb research talent to make that happen.

The highly interdisciplinary Interactive Intelligence group is focused on inventing new technologies that make people smarter. Join our world-class research team as a research lead in the development of new user modeling and social modeling theory and techniques to support online and mobile behavior change technologies.

 

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