- Distributed Systems
- Data Collection
- Communication Skills
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Your Role and Responsibilities
Start and end dates for this Internship are during Summer 2020 (3 months).
It is thus natural to ask: how to benefit from data while respecting the conditions imposed on use of the data? How can individuals or organizations whose data is being collected participate in these data economies, exercise control over the access and use of their data, and be provided suitable compensation? Then, how can we make it easier to find and share the right data with transparency and fairness? What incentives can we provide for organizations to share their data for social good? How can monetization structures be set up to compensate providers of data? What biases exist in current data collection processes and what are their implications? What policies and mechanisms can be implemented to avoid such biases? How can one provide guarantees of data security and privacy?
Fortunately, technologies such as blockchain, homomorphic encryption, secure multi-party computation, zero knowledge proofs, and secure hardware now make it possible for mutually distrusting organizations to share their data with each other in a secure, privacy-preserving, and tamper-proof manner. Policies are emerging on data use and governance. How can we further enhance them or develop new technologies, policies, and frameworks to solve this data dilemma?
If you share the burning passion we have at IBM Research for these topics, we invite you to apply for a summer internship with leading researchers at IBM using the link below.
Area 1 - Technology, systems and algorithms: Advances in cryptography, game theory, network science, machine learning, and distributed systems that enable and incentivize trusted privacy preserving data sharing & secure distributed computations
Area 2 - Business model, services and applications: Innovative applications of blockchain and data transparency technologies to create monetization frameworks for data sharing, including building or studying specific industry use cases
Area 3 - Policy, regulation, law and behavior: Fundamental legal and policy frameworks for distributed data sharing networks, and business models to create, sustain, and evolve these networks and their applications
The work location will be
Yorktown Heights, New York
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Advanced experience in one or more of cryptography, privacy, data science, business, data regulations, or policy
Advanced experience in general programming skills
Advanced communication skills
Pursuing a PhD
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Advanced usage of machine learning environments (e.g., R, scikit-learn, Theano, Torch, etc.)
Advanced experience in Data Mining/Automated Knowledge Acquisition, Representation & Reasoning
Advanced knowledge in cryptography, privacy, and security
Advanced knowledge in blockchain technologies
Advanced experience with data policy, licensing, and governance
Knowledge of software engineering practices including agile processes
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