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Xerox Research Intern, Privacy-Aware Protocols in North Carolina

Research Intern, Privacy-Aware Protocols

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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#: 20010638

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 Systems Laboratory at PARC has a summer research opening in the area of privacy-aware protocols. The intern will apply technologies for privacy-aware computation, including secure multiparty computation and homomorphic encryption to exciting new applications in design and manufacturing.

The ideal intern is a Ph.D student in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field, with published research experience in secure computation. Particular skills that we are looking for include:

  • Applied Cryptography: Familiarity with protocols using Homomorphic Encryption (Partial, FHE, SHE), Secure Multi-parity Computation. Hands-on experience implementing and evaluating SMC or applied crypto protocols

  • Hands-on skill in one or more implementation languages: Python, Java, C/C++, and Go.

  • Familiarity with Message Brokers (e.g., ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, Kafka) and their use in distributed systems

  • Platforms: MacOS, Ubuntu

  • Scripting: zsh, bash

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