[Ieee_vis_open_positions] Visualization Intern @ IBM Watson, Cambridge MA

Cody Dunne cdunne at us.ibm.com
Fri Jan 30 18:50:14 CET 2015

Colleagues, please share the intern posting below with your students.




Research Intern -- Cognitive Visualization

To apply please email your CV and three references to Cody Dunne <
cdunne at us.ibm.com>.

Job description:

IBM Watson (Cambridge, MA) is hiring a summer intern to join the Cognitive
Visualization Lab. We are looking for candidates with a research track
record in information visualization or a related field, preferably with
additional experience in machine learning, natural language processing, or
human-computer interaction.

Our research group aims to advance the state of the art on visual
analytics. We are an interdisciplinary group comprised of computer
scientists, data scientists, social network analysts, and designers. We are
working on a diverse set of truly fascinating projects, including pure
R&D/papers (VIS/InfoVis/VAST, CHI, EuroVis), applied mathematics,
developing prototypes for the most important industries in the world, and
gallery installations. Many internships have resulted in academic
publications, patents, and new features in IBM products. One of our main
areas of interest is collaborating with the core Watson Algorithms team to
leverage the impressive capabilities of Watson for exploratory visual

Our laboratory is located a few minutes from the MIT campus in an inclusive
and friendly work environment. Despite being small geographically, Boston
has 61 colleges and universities and hosts a vibrant academic atmosphere.

Research Keywords:
Information Visualization, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing,
Data Science, Big Data Analytics, Information Design, Network Analysis,
Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science

Key Responsibilities:
* Design, implement, and evaluate a novel visual analytics prototype
following user-centered design principles.
* Collaborate with domain experts within Watson
* Publish and present results to both the academic community and to

* M.S. student in Information Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction,
Interaction Design, Computer science, or a directly related field.
* Publication history within the academic community related to Information
* Research skills including data visualization, processing, modeling,
analysis, and user studies/usability testing.
* Programming and data analysis proficiency, ideally including web-based
visualization tools. E.g., JavaScript, D3, jQuery, WebGL, three.JS, JSON.
* Excellent communication skills for conveying technical material to both
scientists and non-scientists in both written and oral presentations.
* Strong desire to work in a team environment.
* English: Intermediate

* PhD student
* Knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite applications or similar.
* Additional programming proficiency in Java, Python, Unix shells, R,
Matlab, SPSS
* English: Fluent

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an
equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin,
genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to
compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and
immigration status.
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