The scope of Trustworthy Systems Group spans security/privacy, decentralized trust, applied cryptography, trusted AI, dependable computing, and other related areas. The group is a part of the Systems and Networking research area in Microsoft Research Asia.
The recent projects of our group members cover several specific directions: blockchain transaction execution, blockchain mining, decentralized incentives, verifiable AI, ASIC acceleration for zero-knowledge proof, Chromium security, and TCP/IP side channel. These projects demonstrate different styles of research — algorithm design, system implementation, formal proof, empirical data analysis, adversarial analysis (i.e., attack and defense) and Internet-scale study. Please visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/group/trustworthy-systems-asia/publications/ to see our recent publications.
We are looking for self-motivated interns, who are interested in the “trust” aspect of computing, to join us.
The interns will work closely with full time researchers on projects that aim at top-quality publications and/or Microsoft internal impact.
The interns are expected to take a big part in defining research topics and planning their agendas.
The interns are expected lead or contribute significantly to paper writing.
A candidate meeting one or more of the following criteria can be a good match for this position:
- A student who is currently in a Ph.D. program, or has a strong desire to be enrolled in a Ph.D. program.
- A student who has already published a decent paper, and can articulate the motivation and the main contributions of the paper.
- A student who has curiosity about real systems, and has hand-on experiences in analyzing such systems or adding non-trivial functionalities to them.
- A student who is in a research group targeting the communities represented by these conferences: S&P, USENIX Security, CCS, NDSS, CRYPTO, SOSP, OSDI, PLDI, DSN, AAAI, NeurIPS.
Required Internship Duration:
At least 3 months.
Qualified applicants are required to fill out the application form and send it with their CVs/resumes in English (if applicable, in Chinese as well) in PDF/Word/Txt/Html format to: MSRAih@microsoft.com, and note that you are applying for an internship position in MSRA Trustworthy Systems Research Group. Download the Application Form here: https://www.msra.cn/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Internship_application_form.xlsx
To learn more about Stars of Tomorrow Internship Program, please contact MSRAih@microsoft.com. We are happy to answer any question you may have.