Microsoft residency program

2018 MICROSOFT AI RESIDENCY PROGRAM
The Microsoft AI Residency program invites applications for its 2018 program.  Microsoft AI Residents will develop AI expertise by working alongside prominent researchers and engineers in either Redmond, WA, or Cambridge, UK.  Residents will gain skills and hands-on experience working on practical AI and machine learning problems that help tackle some of society’s toughest challenges. The ideal candidate will have a passion for leveraging their expertise from computer science work and/or other technical fields to solve real-world challenges by applying AI and machine learning.  Applicants are not expected to be AI experts.
In this year-long program, selected residents will:
Gain real-world, hands-on industry experience while working with Microsoft researchers, engineers, and product teams.
Learn about deploying machine learning solutions at scale across a range of areas such as healthcare, entertainment, and productivity.
Benefit from a rich program of training and mentorship.
Be part of a vibrant AI and machine learning community in Cambridge, UK, and Redmond, WA.
Receive competitive compensation and be encouraged to apply for a regular position at Microsoft at the end the residency program.
Eligibility criteria
BSc, MSc, and PhD graduates with substantial coursework in, but not limited to: computer science, electrical engineering, data science, mathematics, physics, economics, human-computer interaction, and computational biology.
Experience developing in at least one high-level language such as Python or C/C++/C#.
Experience with machine learning techniques or deep learning frameworks is desirable.
Enthusiasm to move into the field is essential.
Ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
Strong communication skills.
Important dates:
February 28, 2018: Candidate selection begins; recommended deadline for submitting an application.
March 30, 2018: Application submission closes.
April – May, 2018: Notification of admission.
September 2018 – August 2019: Residency program.
We welcome applications from graduating students, as well as from people working now or with other experiences.  Where required, Microsoft will support the immigration process for eligible applicants.
For questions, contact AIResidency@microsoft.com