Summer Research Intern - Engineering

at University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

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Summer Research Intern – Engineering Campus: Portland City, State: Portland ME Department: Engineering – PEE Bargaining Unit: Temp Salary Band/Wage Band: HECCP Work Schedule: 28 hours per week – June/July Statement of Job:

The University of Southern Maine’s Department of Engineering is looking for an undergraduate student researcher to perform machine learning (ML) for image segmentation and classification.

Ideally, the candidate with be a Computer Science and Engineering student, who has a previous background in Python based programming and some familiarity with libraries associated with using ML for pixel segmentation. We have a large dataset looking at analyzing a thousand images to quantify pixels in. The position would require the creation of or using existing ground truth data to assess different ML algorithms for accuracy, and then use the most accurate model to do quantification on unsegmented images. The student will work under the guidance of Dr. Amir Kordijazi, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, and Dr. Asheesh Lanba, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

The qualified candidate will be an undergraduate student in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, with prior experience in python-based programming and some familiarity with ML algorithms is good but not necessary. Any level of experience, freshmen to senior year, are encouraged to apply.

The University of Southern Maine’s Department of Engineering ( provides a solid and complete engineering education built upon the foundation of mathematics, science, and liberal arts. Undergraduate programs are broadly based, with opportunities to specialize. Modern engineering computational and design software usage is integrated throughout the curriculum. We also offer cutting-edge technical electives allowing our students to specialize in emerging engineering content areas.

The position will be during the summer, with the expectation of 28 hours of work a week at $18/hour.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. It embraces an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Impact supports the University of Southern Maine’s DEIA and Community Impact focused departments, committees, groups, projects, training, and events. USM encourages women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

We live our USM Service Promise: Student Focused Every Day. We are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our core values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.


+ An undergraduate student in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

+ Prior experience in python-based programming and some familiarity with ML algorithms is good but not necessary.

+ Any level of experience, freshmen to senior year, are encouraged to apply.

Other Information:

To apply materials must be submitted via “APPLY FOR POSITION” at the bottom of the job posting or at USM Jobs ( .

You will create an applicant profile and complete an application and upload a resume/CV.

We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted.

We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5748 Boudreau Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Work Year Calendar: Other Required Documents: CV/Resume
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Job Posting: JC260167844

Posted On: May 22, 2024

Updated On: May 29, 2024

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