Summer Research Program Intern

Requisition ID: 22163 

The Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Systems group works with sponsors within the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security (including the Federal Emergency Management Agency) to develop new sensors, signal processing techniques, network and communication systems, situational awareness systems, and collaborative decision support architectures to bolster domestic and international humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts.  Core areas of investigation in this space include Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), mobile development (particularly Android), and serious games.



Candidate will assist in the development of video data sets and analytics. This may include implementing video analytics, such as detection, identification, or segmentation classifiers; hand annotation candidate data sets to generate a "golden" truth record; or working with public safety agencies to collect raw video data. An important part of this position involves managing potential hundreds of gigabytes of video data. Candidate will work closely with the principal investigator to develop, iterate on, and deploy a machine-learning assisted, human crowd sourcing, video annotations framework.



  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance required
  • Experience with image or video annotations and analytics (i.e. detection, identification, segmentation)
  • Experience with neural network frameworks, such as Darknet, is desirable
  • Some experience with crowd sourcing is desirable
  • Interest in machine learning
  • Interest in open source technologies


Desired Skills

  • Video Processing
  • Python
  • Public Safety
  • Image Processing
  • Data Management
  • Computer Programming
  • C++ Programming
  • Big Data
  • Analytics


Preferred Minimum GPA:



Earliest Start Date:

Late/May-Early June 2018


Class Level:

Grad student, senior, junior


MIT Lincoln Laboratory applies advanced technology to problems critical to national security. Behind the solutions are researchers with exceptional technical abilities and creativity working in cross-disciplinary collaborations to develop systems from the initial concept, through research and analysis, to design and prototyping, and finally to real-world applications. Our multidisciplinary approach to system development and the breadth of research not only enable innovative technologies but also ensure opportunities for our technical staff to grow.


MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Full time
Massachusetts, US