The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, is the nation's primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. The National Bioenergy Center at NREL has an opening for a part-time Research Intern. This position supports the National Bioenergy Center’s mission to develop biomass conversion processes focusing on the chemical and mechanical treatment of lignocellulosic biomass for production of renewable fuels and chemicals. The intern will assist with the selection of methodologies and will build, train, and test machine vision models for classification and measurement of biomass feedstock particle size, shape, aspect ratios, etc. Opportunity to publish work results is also available.
Primary duties include:
Please Note: You will need to upload unofficial transcripts and a letter of recommendation as part of the application process.
Must have experience with or currently studying AI techniques, including use of deep neural networks. Must currently be an expert in Python programming language and be proficient with associated modules including Numpy, Pandas, and TensorFlow/Keras. Must be able to effectively communicate scientific results, both written and oral, and can work effectively in a large, multidisciplinary team of engineers, chemists, and technicians.
Experience with or studying machine vision / automated image analysis. Other preferred qualifications include:
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