Current Postings

BackonTrackSF, Saturday Teaching in Spring

posted Feb 23, 2017, 10:00 AM by XRG-EECS UCBerkeley

My name is Antonella Vitale and I am the program director of an after school program located in San Francisco's western
addition called Back on Track.  We are an afterschool academic achievement and enrichment program for underserved kids
in grades k-12.  I am writing because we are starting a pilot Saturday Academy in March that we may extend into next
school year.  We are looking for an instructor to teach a series of 7 sessions of lego robotics and engineering.  We are
wondering if you have any students that would be interested in the position and making a little extra money. The course is
for students in grades 3-5.  We are offering $170.00 per session for the instructor.

The dates are as follows
March 11, 25,
April 8, 22, and 29
May 13 and 20

The lego robotics class would be an hour and a half during our 11-2 Academy morning/afternoon session.

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Please contact me asap if you are interested at

IBM Research, Kenya.

posted Feb 22, 2017, 9:48 AM by XRG-EECS UCBerkeley

2017 Summer Research Internship Job at IBM Research Africa- Kenya


Job Description

Are you looking for an adventure? Come work with us in Africa. Where else can you work on evolving cognitive solutions for a smarter planet in healthcare, financial inclusion, blockchain, government, water, agriculture, and education, during the week and then go on Safari on the weekend?
We’re looking for PhD level graduate students with strong programming skills and experience in areas such as data mining, optimization, machine learning, computer vision and deep analytics. Our research focuses on furthering the state of art in these areas from a scientific point of view as well as applying them to solve the real-world problems encountered by IBM's customers and the larger ecosystem. The challenges faced by telcos, schools, small farm investors, banks, utilities, governments, and donor agencies motivate our work. Undoubtedly, these challenges are complex and hard enough for the state of the art in industry tools, systems, and platforms. Therefore, the projects you will work on will involve developing new approaches, techniques, and tools to tackle the problem at hand by working with world-class scientists. It is expected that work in these areas will lead to high quality research. However, the ultimate goal is to solve the real-world problems faced by the local context in Africa, and to scale for replication around the world.
IBM’s Smarter Planet journey began more than four years ago and took on added significance when the IBM Research – Africa Lab was announced in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the 12th IBM Research lab and our first lab dedicated to a whole continent. The lab is located on the campus of the Catholic University in the Karen-Langata area in Nairobi. Our goal is to maintain IBM's world-class research culture while evolving commercially viable innovations that impact people’s lives.

Join us for summer 2017. To begin the process, please send your cover letter and CV. We will begin reaching out to qualified candidates immediately.

Steps to apply:

a. Log into our portal-  
b. Go to Kenya
c. Look for the job ID 78128BR 

or go to

PreVeil Cybersecurity Internships

posted Jan 6, 2017, 4:41 PM by XRG-EECS UCBerkeley

Paid Summer Internships at Boston based MIT Cybersecurity Startup

PreVeil ( is a Boston based Cybersecurity startup whose team includes successful entrepreneurs, MIT and Berkeley faculty and engineers. We are building a system that allows businesses and individuals  to collaborate securely in ways that offer better protection and better ease to use than anything else.  The system, based on research at MIT, uses end-to-end encryption to secure information even when the cloud is compromised.  The PreVeil System will initially offer two services: Encrypted Email, and Document Sharing. Each document or message is encrypted under its own unique key, yet the sophisticated key management, distribution, and security algorithms  are completely hidden from the user.   All the user keys exclusively belong to the user/enterprise;  PreVeil has no access to the them.  

We have openings for a few summer interns in computer science for 2017. As an intern, you will work closely with our engineers to implement parts of the PreVeil system. You will solve really interesting technical problems and work on a project that millions of people will use.  The main areas of work will be in encrypted distributed back end systems, secure filesystems, PC/Mac/iOs/Android clients. If you are a super smart Junior or graduate student with a strong fundamentals in CS and love to build systems, we want to talk to you. Experience in distributed systems, security, front end programming will be a plus. We program in a variety of languages such as Python, GO, Java, Erlang but at a minimum, you should be a strong Python programmer.  You will pick up the other languages.  

Interested ? Send your resume to 

Lightspeed Venture Partners Summer Fellowships

posted Dec 13, 2016, 3:52 PM by XRG-EECS UCBerkeley

Lightspeed Venture Partners Summer Fellowships
Earn up to $65k this summer to build your start up at Lightspeed!
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking for more than an internship this summer? How about getting quality time with some of the investors behind companies like Snapchat, Nest, Whisper, TaskRabbit and GrubHub? Follow in the footsteps of the founders of Crittercism, Pinterest, Pulse, Sourcegraph and Lark. Lightspeed Venture Partners is now accepting applications for its 2017 Summer Fellowship Program.
What exactly is Lightspeed’s Fellowship Program? Think of it like a scholarship and an entrepreneurial boot camp all rolled into 10 weeks - we provide funding, office space, mentorship and a platform so you can spend your summer devoted to entrepreneurship and launching your idea into a company. Now in its 11th year, with over 250 alumni, the program is designed to enable young, technology savvy entrepreneurs to work full-time with the guidance of seasoned venture capitalists and other successful founders on building all aspects of a business from the ground up.
Each team member will receive $15,000 and each team will receive $5,000 in discretionary funds.  In addition Lightspeed provides free office space, an entrepreneurship series designed to help new founders quickly get up to speed on building a startup, and a series of mentors and connections to get started.  Fellows are under NO OBLIGATION to Lightspeed and we receive NO EQUITY as part of the program.


To view a 3 minute overview of the program:
To get a sense of the program from recent fellows, watch this short video:
Applications for Round 1 are due Friday, January 13, 2017. For more info about the program, past participants and the application, check out:

GrowX Open EE Position

posted Nov 30, 2016, 1:34 PM by XRG-EECS UCBerkeley

Job Title: Electrical Engineer - Contract Job Category: Research and Development Department/Group: Engineering Job Code/ Req#: 0001 Location: Off-site Travel Required: None Level/Salary Range: Hourly/Depends on Experience Position Type: Contract HR Contact: JP Martin Date Posted: 29-Nov-2016 Will Train Applicant(s): No Posting Expires: 31-Dec-2016 Applications Accepted By: EMAIL: Subject Line: Candidate Resume for REQ-0001 Job Description ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES We are an Oakland based agricultural technology (hardware and software) startup currently operating in stealth mode as we complete our MVP. We are looking for one highly-motivated candidate to assist in the development of our next round of prototypes. Work will include, but not be limited to: • Component selection • Electrical schematic design • Board assembly, validation, and testing • Firmware development • Final integration and assembly • Ongoing support on an as-needed basis QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS College Senior or Graduate Student in Electrical Engineering or related field PREFERRED SKILLS • Experience with RaspberryPi, Arduino or similar rapid prototyping platform • C and Python Programming • Experience designing, building, and testing electrical circuits • Hardware-in-the-loop programming ADDITIONAL NOTES The hard deadline for the completion of this project is January 9th, 2016. The overall complexity of this project is low but if the candidate performs well, there will be opportunities for follow-on work, formal internships, and full-time employment. Last Updated By: JP Martin Date/Time: 29-Nov-2016 15:43

UC Extension C++ Instructor

posted Nov 16, 2016, 12:10 PM by XRG-EECS UCBerkeley

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Date: November 16, 2016 Posting Title: Instructor – C++ Department: UC Berkeley Extension, International Programs Salary: $4,500 for 15 week term Closing Date: Open until filled UC Berkeley Extension’s College Foundations Program is seeking an energetic, experienced C++ professional to teach part-time. The College Foundations Program at UC Berkeley Extension helps prepare international high school students and graduates applying for U.S. colleges, and offers them exposure to university-level coursework. The focus is on helping international students achieve their academic goals through academic instruction and preparation for standardized tests. Specifications: - Time commitment: 4 hours per week for 15 weeks during spring/fall semesters preferable in 2 class sections per week - Schedule: Spring classes begin in January and end in May; fall classes begin in August and end in December; summer classes begin at the end of June and end in mid-August. - Location: UC Berkeley Extension Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 Qualifications: - Master’s degree in related field - 1+ year prior teaching experience and excellent references - High energy level and ability to engage high school students - Excellent presentation skills - Good classroom management skills - Ability to prepare dynamic and engaging lesson plans geared toward budding scientists - Receive and respond to constructive feedback - Respond to or address student related issues as they arise - Maintain accurate record keeping for daily attendance and student performance - Maintain effective and timely communication with students and staff regarding student progress Preferred: - Experience teaching to a diversified student population, particularly in an international setting - Mentoring skills to guide students of all levels achieve their highest scores Appointments are by agreement for the length of the academic term. Send letter of interest, and resume or CV to Letters of reference are also accepted, if included with your submission; please refer to the University’s statement on confidentiality found at The University of California, Berkeley, Extension is committed to diversity in its staff, faculty, and student body, and invites all qualified people to apply, including minorities and women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. AA/EEO.

Datavisor Open Positions

posted Oct 27, 2016, 12:01 PM by XRG-EECS UCBerkeley

Software Engineer - Algorithm/AI:
The Algorithms/AI team holds the secret sauce of DataVisor. We run our advanced core unsupervised analytics engine and machine learning models on hundreds of billions of events from hundreds of millions of users. We are a mix of big data software engineers and inquisitive data scientists. We love finding beautiful patterns in data to catch and prevent malicious attacks against normal good users. We’re also not afraid to get our hands dirty; we get deep satisfaction coming up with and implementing new ideas for improvements to our detection engine.
If you have a knack for wrangling big data, are excited by the idea of being part of new technological frontiers, and want to work on a team that impacts the company’s bottom line, we’d love to talk to you.

Software Engineer - Infrastructure:
The Infrastructure team is the backbone of DataVisor. Without our distributed and highly robust systems, business would stop. We tackle important challenges; clients require sub-second response times while we find relationships in terabytes of data. We’ve created, and continually improve, our massive cluster infrastructure, allowing highly computationally expensive jobs to run smoothly. We love using and learning about the latest technologies such as Spark, YARN, and Docker. We’re excellent software engineers building new infrastructure for our clients as well as other engineering teams within DataVisor.
If you love building robust systems, enjoy learning about new technologies, and want to work on a team whose performance positively impacts every other engineer in the company, we’d love to talk to you.

Software Engineer Internship:
At DataVisor, we create a tailored internship experience taking an intern’s preferences and experiences into account. We know that the best students have many opportunities available to them so there is high opportunity cost no matter where they decide to go. We take pride in making sure that every intern has a highly enjoyable summer where they learn, are challenged, and thrive.

We have 3 major engineering teams: Algorithms/AI, Infrastructure, and Web Frontend. Whether you’re pumped to join a specific team or want a flavor of multiple, we will work hard to try to create that opportunity for you here. Each team’s description is below.
The Algorithms/AI team: The Algorithms/AI team is the secret sauce of DataVisor. We run our advanced core unsupervised analytics engine and machine learning models on hundreds of billions of events from hundreds of millions of users. We are a mix of big data software engineers and inquisitive data scientists. We love finding beautiful patterns in data to catch and prevent malicious attacks against normal good users. We’re also not afraid to get our hands dirty; we get deep satisfaction coming up with and implementing new ideas for improvements to our detection engine.
The Infrastructure team: The Infrastructure team is the backbone of DataVisor. Without our distributed and highly robust systems, business would stop. We tackle important challenges; clients require sub-second response times while we find relationships in terabytes of data for analysis. We’ve created, and continually improve, our massive cluster infrastructure, allowing highly computationally expensive jobs to run smoothly. We love using and learning about the latest technologies such as Spark, YARN, and Docker. We build new infrastructure for our clients as well as other engineering teams within DataVisor.
The Web Frontend team: The Web team is the face of DataVisor. Our work influences how our clients interact with and appreciate our results. It’s also how our internal teams are able to quickly iterate with their own work. There are many technical challenges that we battle every day, from how to handle the sheer scale of data coming from our detection engine to how to display such results intuitively to the end user. The expertise in the web team is incredibly wide yet still deep; we have a deep appreciation for great design from our robust backend architecture to our frontend UI.

Here are some quotes from previous interns:
“My project for the summer was both of manageable difficulty and near boundless extensibility. Feedback from other engineers is rapid, everybody in the office is friendly, and you are treated on the same footing as any other employee. The company is relatively small, so things move quickly, and, even as an intern, one can expect to see real impact. Also, DataVisor's product is very cool and unique.”
"My experience at DataVisor was everything I had hoped for. I learned a tremendous amount from incredible engineers around me everyday and worked on a project that was meaningful for the entire company. The cutting-edge technology used at DataVisor gave me great insights and I am extremely happy about my summer experience."
Evidence of ability to write high quality, robust code
Current high-achieving student in a BS, MS, or PhD program in Computer Science (or related field)
Evidence of ability to learn quickly and work well with others
Ability to commit for full-time work for 12-14 weeks in our Mountain View office
(Nice to have for Algorithms/AI team) Experience with algorithms, AI/machine learning, or big data processing
(Nice to have for Infrastructure team) Experience with large systems or distributed computation technologies e.g. Hadoop/MapReduce/Spark.
(Nice to have for Web Frontend team) Experience with latest web technologies and deep familiarity with HTML/CSS/JS. Or, experience with web backend. Knowing both (full-stack knowledge) strongly preferred.

CEGA Data Intern

posted Oct 17, 2016, 3:08 PM by XRG-EECS UCBerkeley

CEGA Data Visualization intern job description

The position

CEGA is seeking a Berkeley or Stanford student intern with (some) software development

experience to work with us on our data visualization portfolio, turning research results into

compelling products for policy-makers in developing and developed countries. You will be

interacting with our faculty and research teams to understand their requirements, ideate and

iterate to produce excellent visualizations that help us disseminate our work to funders,

academics and partners in developing countries. You will be working on projects as diverse as

visualizing welfare outcomes in Afghanistan, rural electrification results in Kenya, and collusion

in public procurement in Brazil. The position is based at UC Berkeley.

What is CEGA?

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is a hub for research on global development,

with a network of over 70 academic researchers extending across the University of California,

Stanford University, and the University of Washington. Our faculty affiliates use rigorous

evaluations, tools from data science, and new measurement technologies to assess the impacts

of large-scale social and economic development programs. CEGA brings a scientific lens to

global development, integrating empirical economic analysis with expertise in agriculture, public

health, education, engineering, and the environment.


- Skilled in data munging in a scripting language of your choice (python is best, but not


- Basic familiarity with query languages, such as SQL.

- Interested in learning new technology platforms and using them to get a solution fast, but

recognizing that sometimes the least sexy solution is the best one.

- Get-things-done mentality, because shipping beats perfection.

- Passionate about impact, and creating good products for our end users.

- Comfortable working independently without need for constant monitoring or direction.

- Basic understanding of statistics (econometrics is a plus but not required).

Bonus skills:

- JavaScript and D3 experience is a plus but not required.

- Web design experience is a plus but not required.

- A good eye for graphic design is a plus but not required.

- Experience with data visualizations, maps, GIS etc. is a plus but not required.

- Interest in (economic) development is a plus but not required.

Compensation​ based on experience, but likely 25% time GSR/RA-ship available.

Nutrition Policy Institute, ROR Programmer.

posted Sep 30, 2016, 1:41 PM by XRG-EECS UCBerkeley

We (Nutrition Policy Institute / UC ANR but located here in Berkeley) have an online dietary assisted recall system programmed in Ruby and Rails which we used successfully for several years.

We are about to begin a new project using this application - but it needs a few tweeks.

I would really appreciate if you would forward this or make this email available to all.  We are seeking a Ruby/Rails programmer to update our project, assist in selecting a hosting group, and just be around on call in case additional help is needed.

Please send all interested parties to this email or 510-642-3589.  Ask for Shelly.

DOE Oak Ridge, Open Positions

posted Sep 23, 2016, 11:09 AM by XRG-EECS UCBerkeley

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Program that allow senior scientists, faculty; high school, bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral students, and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience in projects and activities at our Department of Defense (DOD) and other Government and Private Industry customers’ laboratories and research facilities worldwide;

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) that allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Senior Researchers, Summer Faculty, and Journeyman Fellows to engage in research on problems, of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL.  These programs provide a flow of qualified researchers and technical experts to participate in current research and development activities related to our customers’ critical mission. 

Research opportunities include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: Aerospace Engineering,  Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering,  Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science,  Entomology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics,  Geology, Health Education Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Photonics,  Physics, Public Health Economics, Public Health Policy,  and more.

I am currently recruiting several openings for the U.S. Army Research Lab within the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate (CISD).  I am e-mailing you to request assistance with distributing these opportunities to both students and recent alumni within you programs.  Opportunities range from BS to PhD opportunities. The U.S. Army Research Lab does NOT require U.S. citizenship for their research appointments.

Candidates can review and apply to the open opportunities at:

Not interested at this time, please join the ORAU Talent Network.  By joining the ORAU Talent Network allows candidates to receive alerts that match research interests.  To join, we need only your E-mail Address, Zip Code, and Desired Area of Research – Name and Resume are optional.

Join our Talent Network:

Project ID

Project Title
Computational and Information Sciences

Programmable Network Research

HPC Technologies for Scientific Applications

Computer Science Research (BS)

Neuromorphic Computing Algorithms Research - PHD

Computer Sci., Cognitive Modeling Ph.D Fellowship

Deep Learning - Post-doc Research

Interactive Visualization - Post-doc Research

Interactive Visualization

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