Microsoft Africa Research Institute PhD Internship 2022: Applications are invited from suitably qualified PhD candidates from an eligible African country to apply for the PhD Internship at Microsoft Africa Research Institute where applicants will demonstrate depth of knowledge in planning, conducting and publishing a research study.
Microsoft provides a nurturing environment to support passionate researchers and engineers in AI technology innovation. The ideal candidates should have strong ability to work with researchers and product team colleagues at Microsoft to accelerate research agendas in a collaborative and supportive environment.
PhD Internship in the Microsoft Africa Research Institute (MARI)
Microsoft works with the world’s best researchers, moving with the current of technology as it rapidly evolves. Together we share the motivation to seek innovative solutions to the world’s toughest challenges and improve the lives of people everywhere. The MARI, Nairobi, Kenya, is looking for a PhD intern for a 6 month qualitative research project. The MARI is a first of its kind research institute, closely combining foundational research, with product innovation, engineering and design to create the technologies of the future. Our mission is to understand, build and deploy innovative cloud and AI technologies which not only address core opportunities in Africa and contribute to solving local challenges at scale but which contribute to creating a more productive future of work, health and society globally.
Microsoft provides a nurturing environment to support passionate researchers and engineers in AI technology innovation. We are seeking candidates excelling in deep thinking research aspects and fast-paced entrepreneurial execution. The ideal candidates should have strong ability to work with researchers and product team colleagues at Microsoft to push forward research agendas and being a team player in a collaborative and supportive environment.
We are seeking candidates with stellar research skills and technical backgrounds. Applicants should demonstrate depth of knowledge in planning, conducting and publishing a research study.
Microsoft Africa Research Institute (MARI) PhD Internship Eligibility.
To be eligible for the PhD Internship, interested applicants are to meet the following requirements:
- Microsoft PhD Fellowship winner.
- Currently pursuing a PhD degree in computer science.
- Experience contributing to research communities and/or efforts, including publishing papers (being listed as author) at conferences such as CHI, CSCW
- Should be able to take initiative, but also follow a research plan and work well as part of a team.
- Excellent critical thinking and communication skills.
- Relevant work experience, including industry experience or as a Researcher in a lab.
- Publication Record
- Ability to design and execute on a research agenda.
You May Like:
- Work on a project related to one of MARI’s core areas – Sustainability, recommender systems, AI fairness.
How to Apply
Interested applicants for the PhD Internship at Microsoft Africa Research Institute 2022 are to apply online and provide all the required information on or before the application deadline.
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Application Deadline: Not specified