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Xerox Research Intern, Road Analytics Engineer in Palo Alto, California

Research Intern, Road Analytics Engineer

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City: Palo Alto

State/Province: California

Country: United States

Department: Student Programs

Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Working time: Full-time

Ref#: 20010991

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.


Building on some breakthrough developments in sensing, analytics, and the internet of things (IoT), we have exciting new opportunities for structural and road analytics role to support Fibridge, a new joint venture between Xerox and VicTrack.


  • Work with the team to collaboratively define sensing architectures to monitor road traffic and structural components with Fibridge optical sensors

  • Build analytical and numerical mechanics models to extract key structural and traffic responses and other parameters of interest such as Weigh-in-Motion (WIM)

  • Work collaboratively with the software development team to integrate Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) into analytics solutions

  • Produce clear graphics and visualizations to explain procedures and communicate results

  • Assist and perform laboratory structural investigations and associated data collection as needed to augment field deployments


  • Advanced degree in Civil/Structural/Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering or other related fields

  • Track record in Weigh-in-Motion (WIM), Vehicle Analytics, or structural modeling, asset monitoring, and/or model-based diagnostics/prognostics

  • Understanding of civil structural design and inspection methods/standards

  • Experience with standard software analytics tools/libraries such as Python/R - pandas, matplotlib, numpy, scikitlearn, etc.

  • Direct experience in structural load sensors and/or asset monitoring is a plus

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