Starfsnám í Bandaríkjunum

Paid Internships at Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering (University of Maryland)

FraunhoferNemendur í tölvunarfræðideild hafa möguleika á að sækja um að fara til Bandaríkjanna í starfsnám við Háskólann í Maryland og fengið vinnuna metna til eininga. Við Fraunhofer eru stundaðar öflugar rannsóknir í nánu samstarfi við stofnanir á borð við NASA og FDA og fá nemendur að taka þátt í þeirri vinnu.

Nemendur fá borguð laun meðan á starfsnáminu stendur og algengast er að nemendur fari í sex mánuði í senn.

Opið er fyrir umsóknir fyrir vor 2023

Hægt er að sækja um starfsnám í Fraunhofer til 15.október 2022. Umsóknareyðublaðið má finna hér og umsóknareyðublað ásamt ferilskrá á ensku sendist á Í eftirfarandi hlekk má lesa nánar um tækifærið. 

Nánar um Fraunhofer CESE

Fraunhofer USA Center for Experimental Software Engineering, affiliate of The University of Maryland

Students at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral) in Computer Science and Software Engineering can apply for paid internships at the Fraunhofer USA Center for Experimental Software Engineering (Fraunhofer USA CESE) in the U.S.

BSc students should have finished four semesters before going to Fraunhofer USA CESE, but MSc and PhD students can go at any point. The internship includes a paid monthly stipend.

About Fraunhofer USA CESE

Fraunhofer USA CESE is located approximately 1.6 km from the campus of the University of Maryland (UMD), which is the flagship public university in Maryland, and is in close proximity to Washington, DC. UMD has more than 40,000 students and is well-known for Computer Science (16th in the U.S.), Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, and Business.

Fraunhofer USA CESE has approximately 20 staff members (professional staff, graduate research assistants, student interns, professors) and is located in the research corridor next to the UMD campus. Its mission is to “accelerate economic and industrial development for its customers by using innovative model‐based methods for developing and assuring complex software-intensive systems.”

Research activities at Fraunhofer USA CESE

Fraunhofer USA CESE conducts applied research to bridge the gap between academia and industry, applying foundational research principles to:

· Design tools and techniques
· Perform verification and validation
· Analyze, evaluate, and develop software
· Create modeling and simulation environments
· Provide software project management

Fraunhofer USA CESE applies the results of that research to fields such as:

· Aerospace
· Defense
· Automotive
· Medical

Its biggest customers are NASA, National Science Foundation, manufacturing companies, and defense.

Internships at CESE

Fraunhofer USA CESE has hosted more than 100 international interns since 2000. Interns work on research projects involving software development and tool application. Interns from RU get to participate in the ongoing research projects during their stay. Examples of projects in which interns have been involved are:

· Data Architecture Platform for NIH BRAIN Initiative: The National Institutes of Health is spearheading the BRAIN Initiative to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain through the development and application of innovative technologies. In this effort Fraunhofer USA CESE evaluates the existing brain imaging process and system created by project partners to design, prototype, and enhance the software architecture for the entire brain imaging pipeline. These enhancements will enable the research team to more easily improve the brain imaging process, swap image acquisition and processing algorithms, collect and process data, and adapt to future research needs in a scalable and repeatable manner. The architecture will provide a framework to test these workflows and algorithms, making it easy for researchers to experiment with new algorithms and optimize workflows.

· Software Quality Metrics for large machinery manufacturer: The Electronics group of a large manufacturer engaged Fraunhofer USA CESE to explore software release readiness metrics for their software programs. The goal is to identify the number of defects in the software and define indicators of its functional correctness to help gauge when the software is ready for validation and verification. This effort began with Fraunhofer USA CESE conducting a workshop to identify the factors that drive software release readiness. Fraunhofer USA CESE then analyzed existing software metrics gathered through automated build tools and created a set of defect prediction models to identify factors that enable prioritization of the development effort. The resulting recommendations included improvements to enhance process and software quality and better data collection and defect prediction methods. The next phase aims to train personnel to implement the recommendations during production cycles.

Practical information

A typical internship lasts for 6 months. Interns work under the supervision of a staff scientist at Fraunhofer USA CESE, and the typical schedule is:

· First two weeks/beginning: orientation, learning
· Five months: on-the-job training/project work
· Last two weeks: knowledge transfer
· Last week/end: writing (report, papers) and final presentation

Interns are assigned to staff upon arrival. Intern and staff members meet early and often. Research leads to undergraduate research reports or final projects, MSc theses, PhD theses, research papers, etc. The research can be used for these reports at RU.

Students are expected to arrange and pay their own transportation to the U.S. Also students are expected to find their own accommodations but Fraunhofer USA CESE can help students along.

How to apply

The application should be submitted electronically to the department office . Please notice that a limited number of positions are available each semester and that a selection board in The School of Computer Science will choose the most eligible candidates.

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