Diagnostics and Prognostics Group Intern

KBR Inc. NASA Ames Research Center
Date Posted: 
October 30, 2020

KBR is looking for a Diagnostics and Prognostics Group Intern for the ISRDS contract at NASA Ames. This opportunity will explore the nature of prognostics.
In particular:
- Estimating on-line confidence of remaining life predictions
- Hybrid data-driven/physics based prognostics
- System-level prognostics; prognostic ensembles

Application domains include those from space environment (including International Space Station, Europa lander, lunar gateway, etc.) Aeronautics (e.g., On- Demand Mobility). Spend a summer, a semester, or longer at NASA Ames and get immersed in the PCoEs activities while working towards your Ph.D. (if the topic is synchronized). Both US Citizens and international students (F1/OPT) are welcome to apply. Required Education, Experience, & Skills:
- MS in Engineering or related fields
- 2 years of related experience
- Working towards completion of Ph.D. Program in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other fields
- Expert understanding of state-of-the-art theoretical approaches to diagnostics such as distributed diagnostics, sequential diagnostics, arborescent architectures, disambiguating knowledge, model- based diagnosis, hybrid systems, hypotheses discrimination, inference-based diagnosis, active diagnosis, qualitative reasoning, and others.
- Comfortable coding in MATLAB, Python, C, C++, and able to integrate research quality work into the production environment.
Independence and the ability to take their own research path and take ownership of projects
- Publishing and paper writing skills
Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact and gel with the team effectively is also an important requirement

This position requires someone who is a motivated self-starter, capable of working independently and as part of an integrated team. Familiarity with proposal writing and development. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


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