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IMDEA Networks offers a Research Internship program. Eligible candidates are students who are currently undertaking a B.Sc., M.Sc. or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, Telematics or a related field, and who wish to enhance their research potential developing the Science of Networks. Interns work closely with members of our research team, which allows them to acquire on-the-job training and gain valuable experience in computer networking science and technology.

The minimum expected internship duration is usually 3 months, but longer stays are accommodated depending on individual circumstances. Successful interns also receive a special consideration for future positions on our PhD Student team.

We also have a program in place for Visiting PhD Students from partner universities or research organizations to undertake an internship at IMDEA Networks under the direction of one of our faculty members. This program enables them to develop new skills and gain expertise in an enriching new environment.


Internship on beamforming using underwater acoustic communication systems

Research area

Design and evaluation of methods to perform direction-of-arrival estimation and adaptive beamforming using underwater acoustic communication systems.

Skills Required

  • General knowledge of physical layer direction of arrival estimation and beamforming algorithms.
  • Recommended some programming experience with languages such as Python, Matlab, C or Java.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish (optional)

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master students in Telecommunications and Signal Processing
  • Bachelor or Master students in Computer Science and Information Engineering

Experience

This position does not require prior experience on any particular topic. However, it may be helpful to have some knowledge of operating embedded Linux machines, Linux terminals and bash scripting. Some knowledge of lab equipment such as stabilized power supplies can also be very useful.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The student will carry out algorithm development, simulations, and possibly experiments in the area of underwater acoustic signal processing.
  • By working closely with the lab personnel, the student will design, develop and test algorithms that are meant to be ported to and deployed on real systems.
  • Finally, the student will generate and process the results to obtain the desired metrics and show them graphically.

Benefits

  • Flexible part-time job. The number of weekly working hours and the duration of the internship are flexible. Initially, we suggest 30 hours per week and a gross salary of 400 €/month, for 6 months, extendable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
  • We offer a stimulating, multi-cultural, innovative, research-oriented, and English-speaking working environment where collaborative working within groups plays a fundamental role.

Start Date

As soon as possible.

How To Apply

Interested applicants shall contact directly Dr. Paolo Casari (paolo.casari@imdea.org) attaching their CV.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications

Until the position is filled

Internship on localization methods for underwater acoustic communication systems

Research area

Design and evaluation of localization methods for underwater acoustic communication systems in challenged conditions.

Skills Required

  • General knowledge of localization algorithms in terrestrial radio systems.
  • Recommended programming experience with languages such as Python, Matlab, C or Java.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish (optional)

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master students in Telecommunications and Signal Processing
  • Bachelor or Master students in Computer Science and Information Engineering

Experience

This position does not require prior experience on any particular topic. However, it may be helpful to have some knowledge of Python programming environments, Linux terminals and bash scripting. Some knowledge of lab equipment will be a plus towards the implementation of the algorithms on real systems.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The student will carry out algorithm development, simulations, and possibly experiments in the area of underwater acoustic localization.
  • By working closely with the lab personnel, the student will design, develop and test algorithms that are meant to be ported to and deployed on real systems.
  • Finally, the student will generate and process the results to obtain the desired metrics and show them graphically.

Benefits

  • Flexible part-time job. The number of weekly working hours and the duration of the internship are flexible. Initially, we suggest 30 hours per week and a gross salary of 400 €/month, for 6 months, extendable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
  • We offer a stimulating, multi-cultural, innovative, research-oriented, and English-speaking working environment where collaborative working within groups plays a fundamental role.

Start Date

As soon as possible.

How To Apply

Interested applicants shall contact directly Dr. Paolo Casari (paolo.casari@imdea.org) attaching their CV.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications

Until the position is filled

Internship Student on data privacy and transparency

The student will be working with the research team of the Internet Analytics Group lead by Prof. Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez.

Research area

Design and development of user-friendly and advanced web data visualizations for privacy enhancement and transparency.

The projects will be carried out in the context of the Haystack project (https://www.haystack.mobi), a research effort done in collaboration with the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in Berkeley.

Skills Required

  • General knowledge of data visualizations, SQL DataBases and RESTFul APIs.
  • Recommended programming experience with languages such as JavaScript, Python, SQL, Json and PHP.
  • Experience in graphic design / UI design is a plus.
  • Java knowledge and Android development experience is a plus.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish (optional)

Academic Qualifications

  • Final year student in Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Telematics Engineering or Information Engineering. Master’s students are also encouraged to apply.

Experience

This position does not require prior research experience on any particular topic. However, it requires development experience, specially in SQL-based DBs, JavaScript (specially visualization libraries such as D3.js) and web APIs. Having an interest in online privacy and data analysis will be positively evaluated.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The student will carry out the design and development of user-friendly and intuitive JS-based visualizations for promoting mobile application transparency and user awareness.
  • The student will also design and develop a RESTFul API to enable public access to the dataset.
  • The student can also engage in research and development efforts performed by IMDEA Network’s Internet Analytics Group.
  • By working closely with the lab personnel, the student will design, develop and test algorithms that are meant to be ported to and deployed on real systems.

Benefits

  • Flexible part-time job. The number of weekly working hours and the duration of the internship are flexible. Initially, we suggest 20 (or 30 hours) per week and a gross salary of 400 (or 600 €/month), for 3 months, extendable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
  • We offer a stimulating, multi-cultural, innovative, research-oriented, and English-speaking working environment where collaborative working within groups plays a fundamental role.
  • The project can be used for a PFG or as a Master’s dissertation project.

Start Date

As soon as possible.

How To Apply

Interested applicants shall contact directly Dr. Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez (narseo.vallina@imdea.org) attaching their CV.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications

Until the position is filled