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Research Intern - Crypto and Internet Technology, Statistics & Privacy (PhD)

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Our Statistics & Privacy team focuses on establishing step-change improvements to advance (COMPANY NAME)'s long-term business growth. The team's expertise spans many domains including statistics, machine learning, economics, and cryptography. We develop methodologies, design and prototype solutions, and partner with our engineering colleagues to launch these solutions such that millions of advertisers can benefit. We seek Research Interns to identify new opportunities and help build scientifically rigorous systems focused on enhancing technological guarantees for consumer privacy while simultaneously expanding the efficiency of (COMPANY NAME)'s market-leading advertising systems. Challenges and intern projects include leveraging privacy-enhancing technologies such as multi-party computation, homomorphic encryption, federated analytics, and differential privacy to develop privacy-focused advertising solutions (private record-linkage, fraud prevention, experimentation platforms, and collaborative inference) - all while maintaining performance at massive scale.

Research Intern - Crypto and Internet Technology, Statistics & Privacy (PhD) Responsibilities

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Assess potential opportunities and execute world-class research associated with your area of scientific expertise

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Design and prototype new algorithms, optimization methods, and system architectures to advance our long-term priorities

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Establish approaches to rigorously assess validity and relative performance of new technologies or strategies

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Build cross-functional collaborations with AI, Engineering, Product and Analytics teams to shape roadmaps with a balance of scientific rigor and strategic considerations

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Learn new tools, systems, and programming languages quickly as required by the particular project you are working on

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Apply communication skills to engage diverse audiences on technical topics and nuanced insights

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Develop patent applications, white papers, and publications that are broadly appealing and accessible beyond a core scientific audience. Publish research results in top-tier journals and at leading conferences

Minimum Qualifications

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Pursuing a PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, mathematics, or a related field

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Proficiency designing and implementing analytical and/or algorithmic solutions, tailored to particular business needs and tested on large data sets

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Proficiency in C-family (e.g., C++, Rust, Go), Python, or similar language

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Experience communicating analysis and establishing confidence among audiences who do not share your disciplinary background or training

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Expertise with at least one of the following: Secure Multi-Party Computation techniques, Differential Privacy, Federated Learning or Federated Analytics, Homomorphic Encryption, Trusted Execution Environments

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Proven track record of innovation

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Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

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Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship/co-op

Preferred Qualifications

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Expertise on one or more of the following core privacy/security concepts:

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Design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, and/or their application to data protection and privacy, authentication, payments, or digital advertising

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Experience in privacy and data protection systems architecture and experience developing technical solutions to secure personal data across data infrastructures

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Web security (SQL injection, XSS, side channel attacks)

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Web services technologies (REST, SOAP, HTTP, JSON) and their application in relation to browser cookies and mobile device identifiers

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About Meta

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When (COMPANY NAME) launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today-beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

Meta is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to axxxxxxxxxxxxx-xxx@xx.xxx.

(Colorado only*) Minimum salary of $6,480/month + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)

Source: Company website
Posted on: 15 Jan 2022
Type of job: Internship
Industry: Internet / New Media
Languages: English
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