Research Intern (FI-Tampere)

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Primary Location FI-Tampere

Organization Corporate Functions

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Entry Level

Education Level Master's Degree (±18 years)

Job Type Internship

Employee Status Temporary

Unposting Date 12/Oct/10

Research Intern-SYS0000008I

Job Description

Research Intern, Context-Aware Media

Nokia Research Center in Tampere is looking for a Research Intern for Context-Aware Media in the Multimodal Sensing and Context team that focuses on context sensing algorithms and novel services and applications enabled by these. A successful candidate would be responsible of carrying out studies on the field of mobile and context-aware media. The duration of the internship can vary from four to twelve months.

A key purpose of the research internship is to provide a scientific research opportunity for a to-be industrial researcher with a master's degree. The intern can also act as a bridge between universities and Nokia Research Center.

Nokia Research Center (NRC) is chartered with exploring new frontiers for mobility, solving scientific challenges to transform the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia Research Center has the responsibility of academic collaboration, applied research and technology transfer to Nokia's product creation. We approach these tasks with a multi-discipline approach. NRC has been exploring and developing mobile technologies for over 20 years. Our current research focuses on the areas of rich context modeling, user interface, high performance mobile platforms, and cognitive radio. More about Nokia Research Center can be found at

Nokia Research Tampere creates engaging experiences through new forms of interaction, communication and content, building on world-leading research in multimedia signal processing and human-computer interaction. Our research focus areas are new user interfaces, sensing and data intelligence, and high performance mobile platforms.

Key research areas

Research can focus on one or more of the areas below, depending on your competences:

Context-aware media

Mobile media application software design and implementation

Multimodal fusion for media indexing

Sensory context awareness

General Purpose

If you have the expertise to join us, your main role is to participate to the team's project work by bringing your own expertise, ideas and insight into the common target. You will work as an autonomous researcher and a team member in a research project under the supervision of a research leader. You are expected to use theoretical knowledge of your technology area to apply in a research project. You will be responsible for contribution to teamwork and are expected to have strong hands-on skills in prototyping and demonstrating algorithms and solutions.

Your role includes developing prototypes of mobile applications, from concepting to design and implementation. The applications are context-aware, which means that they adapt to the situation and context of the user. Depending on your interests and background, the role can focus on software implementation and architectures or algorithm development in multimodal fusion for media indexing and context awareness.


To apply for this uniquely exciting role, you have a Masters Degree or equivalent.

Key competences:

•Experience on mobile application or signal processing algorithm development

•Excellent programming skills in C++

•It is considered as an advantage, if you have

* skills in Matlab, Qt, or scripting languages like Python/Perl

* experience on the Maemo/MeeGo platform

* experience on running simulations on Linux clusters

•Prior experience on working in research or mobile application development projects

•Hands-on approach to demonstrations and prototyping of results

•Active personal contribution to research on relevant fields

•Experience on multimedia or context data analysis and processing is considered as a plus

Fluent spoken and written English is needed.

Applications from abroad are encouraged. The working language of our team is English. Nokia will support you to obtain a work visa, we will cover your travel costs to come to Finland (return flight ticket according to our travel policies), and help you find accommodation.

Apply online to this position.