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Research Internship - Machine Learning

  • Irdeto
  • Hoofddorp, Netherlands
  • 09/09/2021

Job Description

Who we are:

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for video entertainment, video games, connected transport, connected health and IoT connected industries. Irdeto’s solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime effectively. With more than 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyber-services protect more than six billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known and loved brands.


People are Irdeto’s biggest strength and diversity is celebrated through an inclusive workplace, where everyone has an equal opportunity to drive innovation and support Irdeto’s success. With a unique heritage in security innovation, Irdeto is building a secure future where people can embrace connectivity without fear.


The role:

As a Research Intern – Machine Learning in the Advanced Technology Team, you will be contributing to one of our research projects in security of machine learning. Machine learning is used in a number of real-world security and safety related applications. Example applications within Irdeto are biometric authentication for access control and anomaly detection for public transportation. It is therefore important to investigate attacks on machine learning systems and to design corresponding security measures. This exciting full-time internship position starts in November 2021 and runs for six months.


This internship project investigates the implementation of neural networks without the use of hardware support for performing floating-point arithmetic. Instead, the required floating-point arithmetic will be implemented in software using integer data types. Objectives of the project are to investigate the impact of using software on the inference time of a neural network, and to determine trade-offs between floating point precision, inference time, and the accuracy of the neural network. This internship project is part of a research project that investigates the use of software obfuscation techniques to protect neural network inference.


With this opportunity, you will be offered experience in machine learning.


Your mission at Irdeto:

  • Study relevant literature on neural networks.
  • Study software implementations of floating-point arithmetic.
  • Implement a few neural networks using such software.
  • Perform experiments with these neural networks.
  • Document the literature review, the implementations, the experiments, and the results.


How you can add value to the team:

  • Currently studying a master’s degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of machine learning.
  • Coding experience in C.
  • Proficient verbal and written English communication skills.


What you can expect from us:

Irdeto is a people first organization where you can secure your future. Our values of Trust, Accountability, Agility and Innovation inform our culture. We believe in connecting people and developing careers with a strong focus on collaboration, creativity, health and happiness among our globally diverse workforce.


In addition to competitive remuneration and extensive benefits we offer:

  • An international & multicultural environment where diversity and inclusivity are celebrated and embraced 
  • Professional educational opportunities and training program
  • Innovation sabbatical
  • Volunteer Day
  • State of the art office space
  • On the job coaching and mentoring
  • Flexible work arrangements – via our Work Hard Anywhere policy.
  • Some of us run city marathons and even go on snowboarding trips together!
  • Casual Friday? Casual every day!
  • US$ 500 net for your home office setup after you passed your trial period
  • And many additional perks customized to global locations (canteen, fresh fruit, amazing coffee, parking, on-site gym, yoga room to name a few)


With over 50 successful years of business innovation behind us, and an exciting digital and connected future ahead of us, Irdeto is a progressive company to join. We are looking for people who will keep us at the forefront of innovation and creativity.


Welcome to Irdeto!


Irdeto is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on identity or innate characteristics, instead we aim to build a diverse, inclusive culture where your talent counts.