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Xerox Research Intern, Cyber Physical Systems in North Carolina

Research Intern, Cyber Physical Systems

General information

City: Palo Alto, Cary

State/Province: California, North Carolina

Country: United States

Department: Student Programs

Date: Monday, March 8, 2021

Working time: Full-time

Ref#: 20010659

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Type: Internship

Job Field: Student Programs

Description & Requirements

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

The Intelligent System laboratory at The Palo Alto Research Center is looking for a summer research intern to support projects in the area of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) Security.

The ideal candidate will be a Ph.D. student with the following skills:

  • Strong knowledge of control theory, probability theory and optimization.

  • Familiarity with non-traditional approaches to security and safety of cyber-physical systems.

  • Knowledge of machine learning and experience with deep-learning platforms.

  • Strong expertise in Python.


The intern will support PARC researchers in:

  • Identifying and classifying vectors of attacks on cyber-physical systems.

  • Designing and analyzing control schemes that are robust to malicious attacks.

  • Designing physics-infused detection schemes for malicious attacks on cyber-physical systems.

  • Designing methods and metrics for evaluating robustness of CPS systems against attacks.

  • Writing patents and publications based on research activity.

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