MIT Lincoln Laboratory MIT Undergraduate Student Technical Assistant in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Air Traffic Control Systems Group develops sensors, automated forecasting systems, and decision-support tools to reduce the impact of adverse weather on aviation. To accomplish this, the group combines MIT Lincoln Laboratory expertise in innovative sensor data-fusion, data processing and dissemination, meteorology, human factors, systems analysis, computer science, and decision support technologies. Key accomplishments have included the development of the FAA's Terminal Doppler Weather Radar, ASR-9 Weather Systems Processor, Integrated Terminal Weather System, Corridor Integrated Weather System, Route Availability Planning Tool, and prototypes for the NextGen Weather Processor, Multifunction Phased Array Radar, and Terminal Flight Data Manager systems.

This position is for an MIT undergraduate student to work closely with Lincoln Laboratory staff to assimilate aviation data, perform analysis to extract meaningful information, and help design algorithms that will make air travel safer and more efficient. Responsibilities will focus on applying machine learning techniques to satellite, lightning-strike, and numerical model data to create and validate a radar-like view of weather outside radar coverage.

The successful candidate will be pursuing an undergraduate Computer Science degree or related degree at MIT. Experience in data analysis and/or algorithms is required, including use of tools such as Matlab or R.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis or race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.