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PhD Intern - Computer Science
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PhD Intern - Computer Science
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Fundamental & Computational Sciences
Data Intensive Sci Computing
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Enormous amount of sensors are being deployed in power grids. Utilizing these data in real time for control decisions can greatly improve efficiency and reliability of power grids, which is one of the defining characteristics of smart grids. However, the existing systems does not meet the scalability, security, reliability requirements for collecting, storing, retrieving, and delivering these data in real time to power grid control and analysis applications. To meet these requirements, major innovations in the computer systems, security, data management, and fault tolerance areas must be made. This project will offer the students opportunities to conduct fundamental research in some of the traditional computer science areas and impact fast growing green energy technologies. The student will work with researchers who not only have published highly cited papers in top conferences in computer systems, data management, computer networks, and software engineering areas, but also have track records in creating real world impact.
Preferred Qualifications:Excel in programming in C, C++, and Java

Have a track record in building successful large-scale software systems

Highly knowledgeable in Linux, file systems, storage devices, distributed computing, and computer networks

Highly motivated and enthusiastic about technologies, innovations, and building practical software systems

Strong publication record is preferable
Minimum Requirements
Candidates must be currently enrolled/matriculated in a PhD program at an accredited college.
Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
Excel in programming in C, C++, and Java .
Highly knowledgeable in Linux, file systems, storage devices, distributed computing, and computer networks.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.
All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.
All staff at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

What if you could discover dark matter... curb U.S. dependence on foreign fuel... clean up an oil spill... or save the world from acts of violence before they happenall by making a vital scientific discovery today? Better yet, what if you could improve humanity for generations to come by finding and nurturing the scientists who will discover a myriad of ways to improve the world around us? Would you? We are.

At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, our mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation. Our vision: PNNL science and technology inspires and enables the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely. Our values of integrity, creativity, collaboration, impact and courage provide the foundation for all we do.

Located in Richland, Washington, PNNL is one among ten U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories managed by DOE's Office of Science. Our research strengthens the U.S. foundation for innovation, and we help find solutions for not only DOE, but for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, other government agencies, universities and industry. Unlike others, our multidisciplinary scientific teams are brought together to address their problems. More specifically, at PNNL we

  • provide the facilities, unique scientific equipment, and world-renowned scientists and engineers to strengthen U.S. scientific foundations through fundamental research and innovation
  • prevent and counter acts of terrorism through applied research in information analysis, cyber security, and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
  • increase U.S. energy capacity and reduce dependence on imported oil through research of hydrogen and biomass-based fuels
  • reduce the effects of energy generation and use on the environment.

Today, approximately 4,900 are employed at PNNL; our business volume is more than $1.1 billion. Our Richland campus includes unique laboratories and specialized equipment as well as the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE Office of Science national scientific user facility. In addition to the Richland campus, we operate a marine research facility in Sequim, Washington; and satellite offices in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C.

Battellethe world's largest independent scientific research and technology development organizationhas operated PNNL for DOE and its predecessors since 1965. One unique feature of Battelle's contract with DOE allows research to be conducted for private industry.

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In one way or another, we hope you will join us and make a scientific discovery today that transforms tomorrow for the better.

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