Research Internship Opportunity Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Are you a graduate student looking for summer internship? Do you enjoy coding in JSON, Python, and html? Well, you are in a right spot:)
 
Water resources research group at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking to hire an intern in the field of Big Data Analytics. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is anticipated that one (1) student will be selected to work on research project related to Hurricane Florence data in the Carolinas.
 
We are going to be performing data analysis of flooding events. This is a Civil Engineering-Computer Science and Engineering research effort. The proposed intern would be expected to conduct technical research on issues related to floods. He/she will work on data preprocessing and analysis, as well as algorithmic development (package/GUI development) while would be trained on a variety of programing tools.
 
Student will work under the direct supervision of faculty members in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering. The team of research mentors includes: Drs. Vidya Samadi and Jose Vidal.
 
Eligibility Requirements: Students who have previous experience working with python, Java, and R, are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
Deadlines: The application deadline is March 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Notification of finalists will be announced no later than April 19. Finalists will be contacted for interviews during April 3th through April 10 th . It is anticipated that the selection of NSF Fellowship recipient will be announced in April third week and started his/her job in May 13, 2019.
 
Stipend: Recipient will receive a $13 per hour for the 12-week period starting May 13, 2019 and ending July 31, 2019. Student must be available for the entire duration of the program and are expected to work a standard 10-hour week for each one of the 12 weeks.
 
Application: Students interested in applying for this program must submit a single PDF to Dr. Samadi ( samadi@cec.sc.edu) no later than March 29, 2019. The application file must include the following materials:
  1. Statement of interest that includes:
    • academic status and expected graduation date
    • list of courses planned for summer semester 2019
    • brief description of prior research experiences and relevant work experiences (if any)
    • motivation for participating in this NSF research program
    • expected personal gains/impacts from this research experience
    • career plans after graduation
  2. Resume
  3. an unofficial copy of current transcript
We will review any submitted materials and schedule interviews accordingly. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Dr. Samadi ( samadi@cec.sc.edu).