Great Minds initiative: IBM Research Labs

The Great Minds initiative is a competition for 3 to 6-month internships at one of the IBM Research Labs in Zurich, Nairobi, or Johannesburg for students from central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It provides students with the unique opportunity to work alongside world-class scientists in the leading industrial IT research organization.

Available Positions

Topics at the Africa Lab in Johannesburg

Project Ref. Code: SA‑2021‑01

Neurosymbolic AI (foundational AI towards natural language understanding)

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: SA‑2021‑02

Computational Genomics for TB Drug Resistance Profiling using AI

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: SA‑2021‑03

Quantum Computing

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: SA‑2021‑04

Applications of geospatial data analytics for climate risk assessment

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: SA‑2021‑05

Semantic Analysis of Text in African Languages

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: SA‑2021‑06

Clinical Natural Language Processing for Digital Pathology

Deadline: Open untill filled

Topics at the Africa Lab in Nairobi

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑01

Detecting Imbalanced Randomizations in RCT Studies

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑02

Bayesian Network Structure Learning Through Prediction Bias

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑03

Dice-Scanner: Group-level, Black-box Model Explainability

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑04

Subset Boosting Machines

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑05

Automatically Identifying Heterogeneous Treatment Effects in RECOVERY: The World ’s Largest COVID19 Randomized Control Trial

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑06

Deep Scanner: Masking Nodes for Higher Accuracy

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑07

Deep Scanner: Mahalanobis Noise Induced Activation Changes (MANIAC)

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑08

TTX: Learning from Models Putting Theory into Practice

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑09

Novelty Sampling from GANs in settings with large and small datasets

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑10

Cross-domain learning to address low-quality, small and multi-source challenges in tabular data

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑11

Unsupervised learning of new class samples without/limited forgetting of previous classes

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑12

Automatic bias evaluation in academic and/or legal documents

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑13

Economics of climate change

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑14

Supply chain resilience

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑15

Lifecycle-aware supply chains

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: K‑2021‑16

Emission implications of traditional vs. e-commerce

Deadline: Open untill filled

Topics at the Europe Lab in Zurich

Automated Maintenance of a Security Vulnerability DatabaseRef. Code: Z-2021-02

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: Z-2021-03

Automating AI for Advanced Data-Driven Material Manufacturing

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: Z-2021-04

ML-enhanced search of transition states

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: Z-2021-05

Advanced Data-Driven Material Manufacturing

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: Z-2021-06

Extracting chemical information from the chemical literature

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: Z-2021-07

AI for Civil Engineering Applications

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: Z-2021-08

Development of Interpretable AI Methods for Computational Biology

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: Z-2021-09

Record Linkage

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: Z-2021-10

Explainability of Graph Convolutional Networks and Temporal Evolution of Graph Convolutional Network Models

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: Z-2021-11

Toward ML-based database tuning and optimization

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: Z-2021-12

Elastic Ephemeral Storage Services for Serverless Computing

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: Z-2021-13

Artificial General Intelligence: Lifelong Learning Challenge

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: Z-2021-14

Blockchain Core and Application Development

Deadline: Open untill filled

Project Ref. Code: Z-2021-15

Deep learning incorporating biologically-inspired neural dynamics

Deadline: Open untill filled

How to Apply

Please fill in the for below and submit your CV and letter of recommendation (in English, preferrably PDF format) by 15 December 2020..

The winners will start their internships in 2021 on a mutually agreed date. Please don’t forget to select possible dates and duration (3–6 months) for your internship.

Quick Overview————-
OrganizationIBM Research, Zurich
Fellowship Level3 to 6-month internships
CountrySwitzerland
Subject areasPhysics, Electronics and Communication Engineering
Fellowship amount
EligibilityBachelors, Masters
Deadline15 December 2020.

Link: https://www.zurich.ibm.com/greatminds/topics.html

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