Math Decision Making- MSc and PHD-Summer internship 2024- Research Lab

  • Software Engineering
  • Intern

Math Decision Making- MSc and PHD-Summer internship 2024- Research Lab

  • Software Engineering
  • Intern

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Your Role and Responsibilities
Do you want to work with top researchers at the intersection of foundation models, large language models, combinatorial optimization and game theory?

The Mathematics of Decision Making team at IBM Research is looking for an outstanding advanced degree student (M.Sc or Ph.d.) for a summer internship position drive forward the state of the art research in these areas.

You will enjoy working with us if you are passionate about carrying out leading edge scientific research with application to real world problems, and love working with a team of researchers who are leaders in their fields.


  • Design and develop complex models and algorithms at the intersection of foundation models/LLMs, optimization and/or game theory.
  • Prove theoretical results in these areas.
  • Design, implement and analyze empirical experiments intended to test the algorithms.
  • Demonstrate scientific eminence by publishing the results of your work in leading scientific journals and conferences and by filing patents.
  • Advocate for your ideas and collaborate with other research scientists and engineers to design the best solution.
  • Possible application of work to real world business scenarios.

Our summer internship program offer you an opportunity to join our research team for 3 months internship (working 5 days a week) in either Haifa or Tel Aviv sites (according to each internship). During the internship, you will be working with our talented researcher on top projects, helping create the next generation of AI, security, quantum, cloud and much more.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Studying towards an advanced degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Game Theory, Operations Research, or other related scientific discipline.
  • Strong background in foundation models, especially attention mechanisms and transformer architectures, and/or Large Language Models.
  • Strong background in mathematical optimization and/or game theory.
  • Demonstrated ability in proving theoretical results, and/or designing, implementing, and analyzing numerical experiments.
  • Proficiency in Python.
  • Demonstrated communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

Please add your grade sheets to your application.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

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