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[Closes March 2016] Internship: Interdisciplinary Research Project on plant communication and signaling

This summer Microsoft Research offer a 12 week long internship to a Graduate/PhD student that is interested in taking part in an interdisciplinary research project that will focus on plant communication and signaling in plants. [Deadline March 2016]

The overall theme will focus on sustainable concepts for agriculture and home/urban gardening and new opportunities of plant signaling (chemical and electrical) in combination with machine learning for AI systems. The project will include developing the needed hardware, building up a database of bio-signals for machine learning and concepts for agricultural applications.

Qualifications
- Current Master or PhD student
- Ability to work in a interdisciplinary team (Engineers, Designers, Social Scientists, Computer Scientists)
- Experience in electrical signals (and ideally chemical signals) in plants
- Confident using one or more programming or scripting language to work with data such as: Python, C#,..
- Experience performing data analysis and working with tools such as: Excel, MATLAB, ...
- Experience in Electrical engineering

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The internship would be a full-time and paid.

If interested, please contact Helene Steiner (t-helst@microsoft.com) with a short description of yourself and your interest in the project/internship.

Deadline: 29 Feb 2016
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Links:
https://www.microbit.co.uk/
https://blogs.microsoft.com/work/2015/06/04/as-local-as-it-gets-why-microsoft-has-farmers-growing-vegetables-in-the-office/
http://cargocollective.com/helenesteiner/DECOD
https://msrstudio99.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/project-florence/

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