At Leidos we build artificial intelligence and autonomous systems (AI/AS) that perceive, learn, decide and act on their own, for a wide variety of customers including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). However, the inability of these systems to explain their processes, decisions and actions to human users severely limits their effectiveness. Recently, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) began the task of facilitating researcher and practitioner discussions on automation transparency using four principles of explainable AI: Explanation, Meaningfulness, explanation accuracy, and knowledge limits. Leidos, is interested in developing actionable strategies and tools to build transparent and explainable systems essential if users are to understand, appropriately trust, and effectively manage emerging AI/AS.
The Data Science & Engineering team at Leidos is looking for a talented individual to intern this summer in our Arlington, VA office (or virtually, depending on COVID restrictions) to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists to explore the development and incorporation of explainable AI/AS in applied domains. This is an exciting opportunity to apply your academic knowledge to real-world strategic company initiatives. The internship will offer an opportunity for the successful candidate to work with leading Leidos practitioners and team members in computer, data, and behavioral science to develop strategies that build human trust and understanding into our AI/AS and participate in other data science /developer/psychology based projects. Applicant should be available in May 2021.
Work as part of a team of Leidos computer/data/behaviors scientists to explore the development and incorporation of explainable AI/AS in applied domains.
Tasking by project team as needed
Currently pursuing an undergraduate education in Computer Science, Data Science, Systems Engineering, Behavior Science, Ethics or related field, with at least 2+ years completed. Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
Ability to obtain DoD security clearance- US Citizenship required.
Demonstrated knowledge of basic artificial intelligence methods: neural networks, reinforcement learning, deep learning, etc. with demonstrated uses in coursework (term projects) or capstone projects.
Understanding of the fundamental principles of ethics and the NIST proposed principles and categories for explainable AI.
Must be detail-oriented, have excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work with minimal supervision
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
Pursuing Graduate degree
Desire to continue working with Leidos on a part-time basis during the school year
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Intern Technical
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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