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Machine Learning for Geospatial Analysis - PhD Research: Internship Opportunities


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The Microsoft Africa Research Institute (MARI) is a research institute located in Nairobi, Kenya. Our mission is to understand, build and deploy innovative cloud and AI technologies which not only address core opportunities in Africa and help to solve local challenges at scale, but which will create a more productive future globally. We are applying AI and analytics to understand and develop solutions that will address challenges related to sustainability and society in Africa.

Internship opportunities at the Microsoft Africa Research Institute (MARI) offer a vibrant setting for individuals seeking research-oriented careers. The intern would be joining the MARI team a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, designers and engineers working on problems at the intersection of whatâs important to Microsoft and whatâs important to Africa.

We are currently looking for a PhD intern with a strong passion for machine learning and GIS to participate in a four-month project centred around flood prediction in Africa. The intern will become an integral part of our dynamic research team, aiming to actively contribute to the advancement of a sophisticated flood forecasting system. This involves harnessing diverse data sources and integrating machine learning models into the development process.


Required/Minimum Qualifications:

⢠Must be currently enrolled in, or recently completed a PhD in Machine Learning, Computer Science, Geospatial analytics, or a related STEM field.

⢠Must have at least 2 years of experience with modelling in Python.

⢠Must have at least 2 years of experience with machine learning models.

Other Requirements:

⢠Experience working with satellite imagery data and geospatial analysis.

⢠Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary teams.


Duration: 6-month Internship

Expected Start Date: May/June 2024

Employment type: Internship

⢠To be able to work independently and conduct high-quality research under the mentorship of a senior researcher within MARI.

⢠Evaluate and experiment with various machine learning models, frameworks, and techniques to build a flood prediction model.

⢠To collaborate successfully with MARI researchers, other interns, PhD students, post docs, professors, and industry partners to produce outstanding research.

⢠To contribute to a high-quality publication in a top peer reviewed journal or conference.

⢠Communicate research findings through presentations and engaging with the academic and research communities.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.Industry leading healthcareEducational resourcesDiscounts on products and servicesSavings and investmentsMaternity and paternity leaveGenerous time awayGiving programsOpportunities to network and connect

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