Group 57--Summer Research Program Intern

Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

What do we do in the Cyber Operations and Analysis Technology Group?

The Cyber Operations and Analysis Technology Group develops technology and performs analysis to impactfully improve overall cyber security postures and support operational decision makingwithin the cyber domain and across traditional mission areas. Our technology focus areas include: system analysis, mathematical modelling, metrics development; designing and developing security architectures and technology; machine learning and advanced analytics; sensemaking and human-machine teaming.


Projects are carried out by small, focused, cooperative teams that succeed together by participating in all phases of technical solution development, including systems analysis, innovative solution design, system architecture, solution prototyping and field-testing, and final technology transfer to Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) sponsors or industry. The Cyber Operations and Analysis Technology Group comprises computer scientists, mathematicians, machine learning researchers and practitioners, system analysts, software developers and security architects who firmly believe they can improve the security of the nation. 

Job Description

We seek research interns to assist in applying software development, machine learning, and/or analysis techniques to solving research problems in cyber security. Project areas include prediction and characterization capabilities with an emphasis on network science representations, analysis of systems to identify areas for security improvements, design and implementation of cyber improvements in key government systems, data analysis and presentation, applying AI to government cyber security problems, and enhancing network and host threat detection.


Candidates should be working towards an M.S. or Ph.D. in cyber security, computer science, computer engineering, applied mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, or related disciplines. Knowledge and experience with any of the following is desired: statistical modeling, machine learning, optimization, artificial intelligence, game theory, simulation, computer networks, software development and engineering, network security, system architectures, human systems integration. A background in cyber security is preferred, but not necessary.


Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.


MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.




Requisition ID: 31702 

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