Part-time Positions Listed in SEAS Undergraduate Newsletters

Newsletter Sent Monday, December 3, 2018

Professor Shieber sends these two opportunities:

Interpreting neural networks for language Yonatan Belinkov, Postdoctoral Fellow in Mind, Brain, and Behavior Stuart Shieber, Professor of Computer Science

Neural networks have made significant improvements in many natural language processing (NLP) tasks. However, they are difficult to interpret and are also susceptible to hidden biases. We are working on improving our understanding of various neural network models for NLP. As part of this project, we’re looking for students to contribute to our work on removing biases from datasets with neural networks. This project is a great opportunity to apply machine learning skills in novel areas. The position can be paid or for course credit.

Preferred background: CS 181/182 or equivalent.

Contact information: send resume and relevant course list to Yonatan Belinkov (belinkov@seas.harvard.edu)

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Connecting language representations in humans and machines Yonatan Belinkov, Postdoctoral Fellow in Mind, Brain, and Behavior Stuart Shieber, Professor of Computer Science

The mechanisms by which language is processed in the human brains are still not well understood. At the same time, artificial neural networks (deep learning models) provide a a good playground for analyzing a computational model of language. We are investigating how neural networks represent language and what this might tell us about the human language processing system. As part of this project, we’re looking for students to perform statistical analyses, implement decoding and correlation models, and analyze results. This is a great opportunity to gain experience with machine learning and state-of-the-art tools, as well as contribute to a novel and ambitious research project. The position can be paid or for course credit.

Preferred background: Basic statistics, good implementation skills. Experience with machine learning and/or working with brain data is a plus. 

Contact information: send resume and relevant course list to Yonatan Belinkov (belinkov@seas.harvard.edu)

 

Newsletter Sent Monday, November 12, 2018

Center for Advanced Imaging at Harvard is seeking an undergraduate research assistant for a computational imaging project with Dr. Dushan Wadduwage, PhD.

Potential candidates will work in an interdisciplinary research team of microscopists, computer scientists, and biologists from Harvard and MIT to design and build novel microscope hardware and software that uniquely takes advantage of deep neural networks (DNNs).

The position is 20 hours/week ($14/hour).

Candidates should be majoring in computer science or a related field with strong computer programming skills. Experience in machine learning is preferred. Experience or interest in optics and biology will be an added advantage.

Submit questions and resumes to: wadduwage@fas.harvard.edu 

Applications from women and minority candidates are encouraged. Harvard University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Newsletter Sent Monday, October 29, 2018

Alan Li, an HBS MBA student, is looking to create a physical nasal inhaler that provides short-term energy. He is looking for a student to work part-time (10 hours per week) who has experience with 3-D Design, CAD, and experience using 3-D printers to make prototypes.  Pay flexible on cash or equity in the company depending on the candidate.  Contact ali AT mba2020.hbs.edu
 

Sr. Software Engineer (part-time) (97908)
Settlyt - I-Lab (Allston)


Newsletter Sent Monday, October 22, 2018

Research Assistant Position: Computational Linguistics
Cristina Aggazzotti, PhD Candidate in Linguistics Stuart Shieber, Professor of Computer Science
 Seeking a volunteer undergraduate research assistant to help with a machine learning project examining natural language processing of reflexives (e.g., 'myself', 'themselves').
Duties: Develop and evaluate clustering models of reflexives
Prerequisites: Experience using Python to solve machine learning tasks; experience with unsupervised learning and clustering is especially helpful Hours per week: 5-10 but flexible based on the student’s availability
Timeline: Position begins right away; duration: one semester To apply: Please email Cristina (caggazzotti@g.harvard.edu) with a brief summary of your relevant experience and a copy of your transcript.

The Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) needs more peer tutors for SEAS courses this semester.  It's a great opportunity to meaningfully support a fellow student and solidify your mastery of the material.  BSC Peer Tutors earn $19/hour and can flexibly schedule their tutoring with no minimum time commitment.  To register, please go to tutoring.fas.harvard.edu.  Please visit bsc.harvard.edu to view additional registration information and information about the program.  If you have questions about the program and would like to speak with a current BSC Peer Tutor or a BSC staff member, please call 617-495-2581, write to bsctutor@bsc.harvard.edu, or visit 5 Linden Street.  


Newsletter Sent Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Prism magazine, the flagship publication of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), is seeking a new student columnist with a fresh voice, insightful nature, and excellent writing skills. The column will appear twice yearly and include a small stipend. Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students studying engineering, engineering education, or engineering technology for at least the next year. Please send a resume and at least one writing sample (preferably published clips). Email applications to Jennifer Pocock at j.pocock@asee.org with subject line "Student Columnist." They will begin reviewing applications on October 1 and continue until the position is filled.