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Undergraduate RA for Data Collection (camera + wearables) in Parkinson Disease and Stroke studies

Ubicomp Lab at UCSD

The Ubicomp Lab at UCSD (https://ubicomp.ucsd.edu/) and Dr. Weibel (http://weibel.ucsd.edu) are looking for an undergraduate Research Assistant for a paid position starting ASAP and through the end of September.

The RA will be responsible for collecting sensor data from Parkinson’s disease and Stroke patients seen at UCSD inpatient and rehabilitation clinics.

The RA will assist with setting up equipment (sensors and Microsoft Kinect) and lab spaces to be used for the experiment. Conducting the experiment includes collection of informed consent, running experiment protocol, and offloading sensor data. The RA will assist with recruiting and scheduling of experiment participants. Sensor data from (wearables and cameras) will be used to assess and monitor neurological disorder symptoms with the aim of improving diagnosis and patient rehabilitation.

If you are interested, please email Dr. Weibel at weibel@ucsd.edu ASAP with your CV/Resume, and a short paragraph describing why you are interested in the project.
Summer Human Centered Design Position

UCSD’s Healthy Campus Network (HCN) is looking for two design students to help rein-vision the HCN’s new website. We hope to enhance the look, usability, and efficiency of this online student resource hub. Our goal of this website is to make it a place where students can find access to all of the resources available on campus in a fun and inviting way.

This position would be for the duration of the summer, with a website completion deadline of August 30th. For your work, you may be able to receive units of FMPH 198 or 199 credit (see attachment for options and requirements) under the mentorship of Dr. Eric Heckler, or a stipend (contingent on approval, and organization funding).

1. ROLE:

  • Over the summer design position responsible for aiding in the design of the Healthy Campus Network website with two other students. Two positions are available. 

2. WORKING SCHEDULE/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for 6 hours per week starting July 1st to August 26th. These meetings will focus on design elements, and human centered design concepts to collaboratively rein-vision the HCN recourse based website.
  • Must work well in teams 
  • Must be available to meet at UCSD for the duration of the design project
  • Must be able to contribute to, and spark, creative design based conversations. 
  • Responsible for conducting interviews or other qualitative work in line with basic human-centered design work, outside of the 2-hour working meetings.  

3. IF INTERESTED:

  • Email: archavir@ucsd.edu with the following subject line – Student Interested in Design Position
    • Please provide the following information in the email:
      1. Name
      2. Major
      3. Year
      4. Reason of interest for this project
    • DEADLINE TO SEND EMAIL OF INTEREST:  Sunday, June 23 11:59 pm. 

For more information regarding this project, see the attachments included.

Call for Interns

NASA Science Data Visualization

Come visualize space craft and remote sensing data on the planetary scale with the NASA JPL / Caltech / Art Center visualization internship, a multi-disciplinary program for computer scientists and designers.

We use visualization to understand the universe.

Students will develop creative interactive visualization tools for scientific research/engineering groups selected from a broad set of areas at JPL and Caltech. Working in multidisciplinary teams, students will use methods from User-Centered Design, computing, 3D graphics and interaction design to visualize real data sets that support active scientific research. They will receive mentorship in visualization, computing and design from program co-organizers Hillary Mushkin (Caltech), Scott Davidoff (JPL) and Maggie Hendrie (Art Center) as well as Santiago Lombeyda (Caltech). Students will work closely with scientific or engineering researchers to understand their research and data, identify their visualization needs and determine the relevance of design iterations to their research and data. This should be a good opportunity for students interested in data visualization techniques and real world problems who want to gain experience crossing disciplinary boundaries

DATES | June 17 – August 23, 2019 (to be confirmed)

LOCATION | Pasadena, California

SALARY | $6.3K for undergraduates, $8.3K for graduate students

ELIGIBILITY | Applicants must be continuing students. Students graduating before fall 2019 are not eligible to apply. THESE PROJECTS REQUIRE COLLABORATION WITH JPL. THEREFORE STUDENTS MUST BE US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS. GPA must be >= 3.0

APPLICATIONS | via email to datavis@caltech.edu; including CV (+Portfolio if relevant) and answers to the following:
1. Why do you want to work in visualization?
2. What visualization experience do you have?
3. What example of visualization do you particularly find inspiring and why?
or what example of visualization do you find misleading or ineffective and how would you propose fixing it?

DEADLINE | Accepting applications now, until the positions are filled.

Questions? Email datavis@caltech.edu

Summer Internship – Social Dynamics Team

Nokia Bell Labs Cambridge (UK)

If you would like to apply, please send your application in pdf format with the subject line “Internship 2019” to daniele.quercia@nokia-bell-labs.com by *January 27th*, 2019. Your application will be used solely for the purpose of selecting internship candidates and will be deleted as soon as the selection is complete.

The Social Dynamics team at Nokia Bell Labs Cambridge (UK) is looking for summer interns to work on the following internship projects (http://researchswinger.org/hiring.html):

1. Visual AI. Creating new beautiful and elegant techniques to display and visualize the results of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence models. Experience with Web Design and Frontend Development (HTML5, Javascript, D3)

2. The Language of Love. Learn the typical markers of different types of social exchange from large corpora of text. Enrolled in PhD in NLP or related fields. Experience with Python, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Big Data Analysis.

3. Tracking Well Being with Mobile Sensing. Develop mobile sensing solutions to obtain physiological readings and build models to measure psychological well being. Enrolled in PhD in Computer Science, HCI or related fields. Experience with Python, Machine Learning, Mobile and Wearable Development.

4. The Social Life of Cities. Investigate how the urban space shapes our social relationships. Enrolled in PhD in Computational Social Science or related fields. Experience with Python, GIS tools, Network Analysis.

5. Healthy City and Human Behavior. Investigate how air and sound pollutions affect human behavior. Enrolled in PhD in any computational field. Experience with Python, GIS tools, and Geographic Studies.

6. Look from Above. Investigate the usefulness of satellite data for discovering intangible urban properties such as dwellers’ happiness. Enrolled in PhD in Computer Science, Geography, or related. Experience with Python, Computer Vision (experience with Deep Learning Models is a plus), GIS tools, and Web Development.

7. Exploring Causality in Well-being Data. Study observational social media data reflecting emotional support online and explain causal relationships. Enrolled in PhD in Computer Science or related fields. Experience with Python, Machine Learning, Causality, and Web Development.

To learn more about our research, please check our sites: researchswinger.orglajello.comgoodcitylife.org, sanja7s.space, comarios.com, and sites.google.com/site/keadamzhou.

Research Intern Position

B12

To apply, please send an email to pao@b12.io with your CV.

Who we are

B12 is building a better future of creative and analytical work. Our current product provides customers with AI-generated websites, and connects them with designers who help them improve their website through our open source framework Orchestra.

We’re an NYC-based startup that is excited about research, has 4 Ph.D.s in fields like Human-Computer Interaction and Database Systems. We’d love to collaborate on projects that both you, your advisor, and our team are all excited about. We want to publish our findings in top-tier conferences.

What you’ll do

Potential summer 2019 projects

  • Improve communication between novice customers and expert designers. Communication between customers and design teams sometimes falls short due to lack of a common design language and context. This results in long back-and-forth communications between both groups. How might we define a communication protocol or build a tool that improves the interaction? This project involves studying the current communication channel between customers and designers, prototyping some solutions, and running user studies to test the proposed solutions.
  • Support content creation. A strong website comes from compelling content and fluid design. However, website creators often have a hard time creating content, including text and imagery content. This project explores approaches, interfaces, and algorithms that help website creators generate content either by writing the content themselves or getting support from experts or crowd workers.
  • Develop tools for designers’ learning and professional growth. B12 works with various experts who have different career goals, specialties and levels of expertise. To attract the best experts, we aspire to build a platform that enables them to do their best work and grow as a professionals. This project involves identifying experts’ needs and pain points in terms of learning and professional growth, implementing a system that addresses them, and evaluating the system.
  • Define your own projects! We always welcome new ideas. Ping us if you have a research project idea that might be relevant to B12. Consider any dataset or algorithm within reach as fair game!

You’d be a good fit if

  • You are a Ph.D. student or an outstanding undergraduate with background in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Computation, or Social Science. A publication record is a plus but not necessary. Having experience implementing a software system is also a big plus.
  • You are passionate about building a better future of creative and analytical work.
  • You love solving challenging open-ended problems.
  • You want to submit a paper based on your work to a top-tier conference in Fall 2019.
    B12 is a safe place for human beings. We particularly encourage you to apply if you identify as a woman, are a person of color or other underrepresented minority, or are a member of the LGBTQIA community.

Summer Design Intern

Microsoft Research – Human-Computer Interaction

To apply, email CV to John Tang at johntang@microsoft.com

Microsoft Research is looking for a design-oriented intern for a project that explores designing user experiences around video calling for people with the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Given the challenges that people with ASD can have in detecting and expressing emotion in social conversations, we’re exploring ways to use AI to detect emotion in video calling, and then design a UX that helps people with ASD to perceive that emotion and conversely express that emotion, probably through some visual display overlaid or associated with the video call UX. We’re not sure exactly what that will look like (or sound or feel like), so we’re looking for an intern to help us explore the design space. Even better if the intern has some experience with user studies that could help us evaluate a working prototype with people with ASD. It’s a fun project at the intersection of design, accessibility, AI, and video user experiences!

Summer Intern – Medical Content Outreach (MCO)

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Click here for more details and to apply.

The Medical Content Outreach (MCO) department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking an intern to support user experience and digital marketing for a new online pediatric cancer resource. For over half a century, St. Jude has been leading the way to find cures and advance care for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The Together website (https://together.stjude.org) was launched in fall 2018, offering trustworthy information and support for all patients and families affected by childhood cancer.

Intern – Digital Visual Design & Technical Marketing

Solar Turbines

Paid summer internship position available and we are looking for motivated design students.

Students can apply online or email Thompson Pham, Digital Design & Marketing Manager, at pham_thompson_h@solarturbines.com.

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