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Xerox Research Intern, Program Analysis and Software Synthesis in North Carolina

Research Intern, Program Analysis and Software Synthesis

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City: Palo Alto, Cary

State/Province: California, North Carolina

Country: United States

Department: Student Programs

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Working time: Full-time

Ref#: 20010272

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 The Palo Alto Research Center is looking for an intern to support a research projects in the area of Software Engineering. The ideal candidate will be a Ph.D. student with research expertise in automated software engineering, abstract syntax trees, program analysis, and search. Knowledge of reverse engineering and software decompilation is highly desired. Strong expertise in Python and C/C++ is required. The intern will work on a project which involves an exciting bit of detective work – reverse engineering binary code to extract mathematical operations that are being performed by a system that runs the code.


Work with PARC researchers in:

•Locating and isolating software features in binary applications.

•Automating the generation of test suites in grey-box settings.

•Designing search-based techniques for software synthesis.

•Designing methods for evaluating the equivalency of two software applications.

•Writing papers and patents based on novel research ideas (highly encouraged).

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