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IMSS Summer Internships at University of Reading, Reading, UK

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Department: School of Systems Engineering (Computer Science)
Post Type: Full-time, fixed term internship, July- Sep 2010
Payscale: Grade 5, £24273- £26526 Pro-rata

Contact Details:

Informal contact details
Contact role: Director Intelligent Media Systems Services Research Laboratory (IMSS)
Contact name: Atta Badii
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 3787842
Contact email:

Formal contact details
Further information and application forms are available at
or telephone 0118 378 6771 (voicemail).

The University of Reading is one of the top research-intensive universities in the UK. The Intelligent Media Systems & Services Research Laboratory (IMSS, is an internationally well-established and dynamic group with a large and expanding portfolio of EU/DTI/MoD/EPSRC-funded research projects in strategic ICT fields and involving close alliances with world-class academic and industrial players in the UK and globally. The IMSS research agenda is pushing forward the frontiers of advanced model-driven and service-oriented semantic-cognitive architectures as underpinned by agent technologies, middleware, ambient-assistive intelligence, and, multi-modal interfaces including virtual/augmented reality to realise smart and secure interactive-cooperative systems.

We are offering to self-motivated individuals with software engineering and R&D aptitude, the opportunity to work within a highly creative team, enjoy international collaborative research and present their work at centres of excellence in Europe and beyond.

You will have:
Either just completed your under-/post-graduate studies or will be entering the final year of your under-/post-graduate studies and may wish to have a summer placement that will best help you on your way to starting your professional career in intelligent systems R&D.

A software engineering R&D background and working knowledge involving any one of the following areas is desirable but training will be given:

- Real-time Signal Processing with Embedded Systems and Sensor Networks Integration to support Ambient Intelligence
- Social Robot interfaces, Speech & Scene Understanding
- Semantic Workflow Integration, Semantic Grid, Semantic Web n.0* Services Simulation
- Advanced Multimedia Interactive Systems Design, Multimodal ECAs, 3D Modelling
- Knowledge Discovery and Pattern Data Intelligence, Machine Learning, CBR
- Network Security & Trust Modelling, ID Management, Intrusion Detection Systems (IPS-IDS)

Applications should be received by 20th June 2010. Successful candidates will be expected to start during the first week of July.
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