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Research Intern - Networking Transport for Machine Learning Workloads
$6k - $12k
Sunnyvale, United States
Job description

Research Internships at Microsoft provide a dynamic environment for research careers with a network of world-class research labs led by globally-recognized scientists and engineers, who pursue innovation in a range of scientific and technical disciplines to help solve complex challenges in diverse fields, including computing, healthcare, economics, and the environment.

Research Interns will work on designing transport features suited for machine learning workloads. This spawns features relevant to topics within the congestion control, load balancing, and reliability spectrum (of course, the internship topic will be focused on a subset of those aspects). The work will rely on simulation tools for guiding the solution design and will ideally benefit from access to a testbed environment for further validation. No prior knowledge of machine learning is required, but having good understanding of the workloads would be helpful. Moreover, even though the topic is primarily concerned with helping improve machine learning networking performance, it is very likely that some aspects of the solution will extend to traditional data center networks as well.

Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

What we expect from you

Research Interns put inquiry and theory into practice. Alongside fellow doctoral candidates and some of the world's best researchers, Research Interns learn, collaborate, and network for life. Research Interns not only advance their own careers, but they also contribute to exciting research and development strides. During the 12-week internship, Research Interns are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other Research Interns and researchers, present findings, and contribute to the vibrant life of the community. Research internships are available in all areas of research, and are offered year-round, though they typically begin in the summer.