Causal Inference and Reasoning Summer Intern

Calabasas, CA /
Science & Engineering - Intelligent Systems Laboratory – Intelligent Systems /
Intern
/ Hybrid
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Perform research and development in the fields of quantitative causal inference and counterfactual reasoning, causal reinforcement learning, and the intersection of causal inference and machine learning/reasoning (including computer vision, natural language processing). Process and gain insight from large amounts of multimodal relational data (e.g. time-series, text, images, graphs, spatio-temporal processes). Additional job functions include solving customer problems, writing invention disclosures, publishing papers, briefing customers, and assisting in marketing HRL expertise.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED:
Research experience developing and implementing causal inference and counterfactual reasoning, causal reinforcement learning, machine learning/reasoning, data mining algorithms and software tools. Experience developing innovative solutions based on the application of relevant research results from a wide variety of literature i.e. from theory to software. Experience working on projects requiring group software development and version control is a plus. Experience in using machine learning tools and packages (e.g., Caffe, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Sklearn), COTS reinforcement learning simulators (e.g. OpenAI, PettingZoo, etc.), and distributed software (e.g. Ray, Python multi-processing) is a plus.

EDUCATION DESIRED:
Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Data Science, Network Science, Applied Math, Statistics, EE or related fields

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED:
Background in causal inference and one or more of the following areas: machine learning, machine reasoning, computer vision, network science/graph theory, text mining, statistics. Strong Python programming skills, proficiency with Unix-based systems, in addition to R, C/C++, Java, and/or Matlab.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Good communication (verbal and written) skills, active participation in R&D team activities is required. Able and willing to occasionally travel.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.

Compensation:
The pay range for this position is $50 - $55 per hour.
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This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.

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