Graduate Student Employment

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PREP Research Associate – Digital Image Processing for Measuring Solar Panel Degradation 

This position is part of the National Institute of Standards (NIST) Professional Research Experience (PREP) program. We are looking for a highly motivated graduate student to join our multidisciplinary team developing measurement science and tools for evaluating solar panel degradation. The ideal candidate will have a background in machine learning, specifically digital image processing, to evaluate images of solar panels to estimate solar sell degradation and compare the visual degradation to measured performance data of the solar panels. View position details.

Contact Ving Nyugen with questions.

Posted September 18, 2023

Assistive Technology Research Opportunity

Department of Computer Science faculty member Keith Vertanen is seeking new team members to take part in a collaborative project with MIT that develops Nomon. Nomon is an open-source interface designed to help severely motor-impaired individuals communicate or control their computers.

The opportunity can be a paid hourly position or an independent study for academic credit. Interested undergraduate or graduate students can apply via this form.

Posted August 31, 2023

Graduate Research Assistant Position in Marine Autonomy

U.S. citizenship is required.

The Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Machines Engineering (PRIME) Lab at Michigan Tech is seeking applications for a three-year graduate research assistant GRA position in marine autonomy. The project addresses a concern of the broad AI and autonomy communities: as autonomy is pushed into complex and unstructured environments, the vulnerabilities of sensing, processing, and decision-making must be better understood and addressed.

This effort focuses on mitigating autonomous robot system (ARS) vulnerabilities that can be potentially exploited. A comprehensive study of possible disruptions to ARSs will be performed, followed by the development of robust autonomy algorithms that mitigate these disruptions. Analyses will be undertaken to develop a deep understanding of how uncertainty in ARSs affects the autonomy framework: sensors to software. This effort will culminate in novel ARS architectures for executing robust autonomy in military-relevant scenarios.

As part of this GRA position, summer employment may be available with the U.S. Navy. Upon graduation, there is the potential to transition to full-time employment in the U.S. Navy, although this is a potential benefit, not a requirement.

Desired skills include familiarity with computer programming languages such as Python and C, experience with robotics (Robot Operating System) and robot systems, and general research experience, though candidates with a broad range of research skills will be considered and trained.

To apply, please contact Dr. Timothy Havens at

Posted July 11, 2023

Fall 2023 Learning Center Lab Assistants and Coaches

The College of Computing Learning Center (CCLC) is accepting applications for Fall 2023 Lab Assistants and Learning Center Coaches. Student applicants should have completed, with at least a grade of AB, the courses CS1121 and CS1122 (or CS1131), CS2311, CS 2321, and CS1142 .  

Students may apply for both positions. Both application forms require a PDF copy of the student’s resume and unofficial MTU transcripts. Find position details and application links here.

Posted April 24, 2023

Graduate Student Positions Available

Dr. Yakov Nekrich is looking for qualified and motivated graduate students, to work on efficient data structures. Full financial support as RA/TA is available. Current research focus is  on range reporting and compressed data structures; more information can be found at

Applicants are expected to have a keen interest  in the design of algorithms and data structures. Previous research experience and/or implementation skills are also desirable. Interested applicants should send their CV and transcripts to

Additionally, positions for undergrad students, paid on an hourly basis, are available.

Posted August 3, 2022