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Microsoft Research, Cambridge is now recruiting Interns for Summer 2005

Microsoft Research, Cambridge is now recruiting Interns for Summer 2005 (deadline 28-Feb-2005)

Microsoft Research Cambridge was Microsoft Corporation’s first research laboratory to be established outside the United States. The Lab was opened in July 1997 with three researchers and now grown to over 80 strong. The laboratory has four principal areas of research: computer systems and networks, programming principles and tools, machine learning and perception, socio-digital systems. Every year we welcome over 40 interns to come and join with our researchers on exciting and challenging projects.

The Cambridge Lab is a great place to do an internship to expand your research horizons and taste industry research. As an intern at Microsoft Research you will be given the same job responsibilities as a full-time researcher. You’ll be given real work with real problems to solve working along side one of our full-time researchers as your mentor. In return for your valued contribution, we will pay you a competitive salary. A number of our most successful interns have subsequently joined the full-time staff of the Cambridge, and indeed other Microsoft Research Laboratories

Our Internships are in 12 week blocks – this is so you can really dive into a project and make a significant contribution. The summer months are the most popular time, but we'll work with you to set your start and end dates any time throughout the year.

We welcome interns world-wide and of especially from European institutions.

We are looking for variety of applicants who are graduate students on PhD programs relevant to all of our areas of research. We prefer candidates to have had two or three years experience of practical PhD level research.

For interns interested in distributed computing, networking and systems we plan to offer projects in the following areas:

  • Distributed Computing:
    • Optimistic concurrency control and reconciliation
    • Scaleable self-organizing peer-to-peer systems for information distribution
    • Large scale content distribution networks
    • Modelling the spread of worms and virus, and designing countermeasures
  • Networking:
    • Systems aspects of consumer (home, small office) networking, including networking home media systems
    • Wireless networks - cellular, WLAN, transport optimization, MAC optimization, architecture
    • Theory and applications of network measurement, to bandwidth management, admission control, application-level traffic shaping
    • End-system based network monitoring and fault diagnosis
    • Random graph models of peer-to-peer, ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Systems:
    • Instrumentation and performance modelling of distributed applications
    • Analysis of the causes and impact of system failure
    • Operating systems techniques to reduce the impact of latency on systems performance
    • Operating systems support for utility computing

How to Apply

To apply for an internship with Microsoft Research at Cambridge, please complete our online Internship Application. For summer 2005 Internships, the deadline for complete applications is 28th February 2005, and references have to be received by this date. The admission process is quite competitive, so we encourage applications in good time before the deadline.

Please assist us in processing your application efficiently by making sure you fill out the application correctly (Please note: Applications sent directly to Researchers will not be considered). In order to complete our online application form correctly, the following pieces of information are required:

  • Advisor details including email alias. Please note: On completing this, your advisors will be contacted automatically for a reference.
  • Your preferred start and end dates, with second choices.
  • Your preferred lab and groups, with second choices.
  • CV/ Resume in PDF, Word Doc or Text file.

Please be aware that if you do not complete the application fully your application will not be processed.

Should you have and questions concerning your application or regarding internships at the Cambridge Lab please email cambtern@microsoft.com