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Google PhD Residency - Computer Vision - Machine Learning in Mountain View, California

PhD Residency - Computer Vision - Machine Learning



X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory where uncomfortably ambitious, world-changing ideas are developed and taken out into the world. X projects have the potential to transform the lives of billions of people and make the world a radically better place. For X to be successful, we have to repeatedly turn breakthrough technology ideas into products that solve large problems in the world, and create meaningful businesses for Alphabet.


Our goal at X is to make the world a radically better place. In order to do that we seek fresh unexpected perspectives, from different fields, and that’s why we’re excited about you.

Life here isn’t easy, but it’s fun. We’re trying to build things most people can’t even imagine, and we’re doing it with the hope of making a huge, positive impact on the world.You’ll be embedded into a moonshot project, where you’ll partner with team members to solve key challenges.

This isn’t your ordinary internship. You’ll be positively challenged and pushed professionally, in ways that you may have never experienced. If this excites you - keep reading.


  • To be placed on one of our confidential or public X projects

  • To get paid competitively and with Google benefits

  • To be part of a lively community of other Interns and Residents

  • To addend colloquium and discussions with team leads from across Google, DeepMind and external organizations


  • Due to Covid-19, internships are held remotely through 2021

  • Laptops and equipment will be provided

  • Duration: a flexible 4 mo. to 1 year program based on project team needs and your availability.


  • Must be enrolled in an academic program and working towards completing a PhD degree


  • Collaborating with the X Project team to applying AI to the project's mission

  • Understanding the project’s challenges

  • Suggesting a number of ways in which AI can apply to those challenges

  • Prototyping solutions

  • Work closely with team members implement solutions

  • Learning Moonshot thinking, attending colloquium and tech talks.

  • Engaging with the X community during the program

  • Having fun!


  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program in a STEM field such as CS,Engineering or Mathematics/Statistics with a strong interest in machine learning and computer vision.

  • Completed coursework in calculus, linear algebra, and probability, or their equivalent.

  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages, including but not limited to: Python, Go, C++

  • Experience with machine learning systems, algorithms or applications such as: deep learning, computer vision, unsupervised/semi-supervised learning, optimization, signal processing or time-series analysis.

  • Experience curating datasets for custom ML tasks


  • Open-source projects that demonstrate relevant skills and/or publications in relevant conferences and journals (e.g. NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICASSP)

  • Experience working with Tensorflow

  • Experience working with geospatial data

At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us