Thursday, March 3, 2011

[DMANET] CS Internships at Los Alamos National Laboratory

CS Internships at Los Alamos National Laboratory


The Information Sciences Group (CCS-3) at Los Alamos National Laboratory
(LANL) has projects in modeling and simulation spanning the full range of
research activities from problem analysis, algorithmic and system design,
to implementation, testing and applications of our tools.
Our work covers a diverse and ever-expanding spectrum of application domains
with a focus on network modeling; our current portfolio includes communication
networks, transportation networks, commodity networks, epidemic modeling,
agent-based activity modeling, and social networks. To tackle the scalability
challenge, we implement our systems on high-performance distributed computing
clusters. Most of our students have been able to publish their work done here
in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

We have several openings for graduate students to work with us for a limited
period of time (typically between three and 24 months). Applicants should have
demonstrated domain knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

- Combinatorial algorithm design

- Computational geometry

- Social network analysis

- Sensor networks

- Cyber security

We also expect applicants to have the following skills:

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

- Strong programming skills and interest in C/C++, including template
programming and STLs

- Knowledge of one or more scripting languages (Perl, Python, shell)

- Experience with distributed programming and MPI will be a plus.

US citizenship is NOT a requirement.

Starting dates for these student positions are negotiable; the appointments
related to the above positions are expected to start between April and August,
2010. Please send your CV (PDF preferred) to djidjev at
Please also put "Los Alamos CCS-3 Internship" in your subject line. CVs
received no later than March 25, 2010, will receive full considerations.

Los Alamos National Laboratory provides an excellent academic working
environment with access to state-of-the-art technologies and also an impressive
pool of researchers with diverse backgrounds for collaborative efforts.
Annualized student and postdoc salaries fall in the range from USD 44K to USD
70K depending on education status.

Los Alamos is a small, picturesque town located at an altitude of 7000 feet
in northern New Mexico, and offers ample opportunities for outdoor recreation,
public concerts, and artistic activities. In addition, the nearby city of
Santa Fe is home to a great variety of cultural events throughout the
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