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PhD Data Science Intern

| Chicago

PhD Data Science Internship

 

Vail Systems Company Profile

 

The human voice is capable of conveying nuances and meaning that just can't be expressed through clicks and text messages. And for that reason, voice interactions have always had a special power to shape our perceptions and experiences. At Vail, we believe in the unique power of voice interactions to create more expressive, more intimate, and more efficient interpersonal interactions. Our experts work with Fortune 500 companies to help them serve their customers more efficiently and effectively through the use of various voice technologies. From basic network services, to state-of-the-art IP telephony, to cutting edge real-time analytics, Vail technology makes millions of voice interactions better every day.

 

PhD Data Science Intern (Chicago Loop)

 

Designing emotionally sentient agents is challenging.  One aspect that makes it so is natural language processing (NLP), in particular how can we construct models to process and analyze large amounts of natural language data to affect dynamic, real-time emotions in various domains. Systems that respond to social and emotional cues are considered engaging and trusting.  Currently, realistic synthesis of voice communication requires a large corpus of voice recordings.  Generative machine learning methods may alleviate the need to collect and label
large datasets and provide realistic voice synthesis.

 

Vail Systems is looking for summer interns who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program in computer science, computer engineering, or related programs to work with us on some of these challenges.  The student must be conducting research in NLP and should be able to understand, codify and extract meaning from multiple communication modalities (speech, text), and build new or improve existing models in affective computing using state of the art machine learning techniques.  The student will work with a team of researchers to gain insight from trying new approaches, and will work with practitioners to transition the research to a proof-of-concept.

 

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Location

We are located on the Chicago River, next to Ogilvie and Union Station for easy commuting and there are hundreds of restaurants to choose from.

What are Vail Systems, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Vail Systems sponsors a summer softball league and triathlon team.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $1000.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employee Referral Bonuses. Gym Memberships. Collaborative Work Space. Competitive Pay.

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