Research Scientist Internship, Machine Learning

KLA Corporation
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Job Description

KLA is a global leader in diversified electronics for the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. Virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using our technologies. No laptop, smartphone, wearable device, voice-controlled gadget, flexible screen, VR device or smart car would have made it into your hands without us. KLA invents systems and solutions for the manufacturing of wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. The innovative ideas and devices that are advancing humanity all begin with inspiration, research and development. KLA focuses more than average on innovation and in 2019 we invested 15% of sales back into R&D. Our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers work together with the world’s leading technology providers to accelerate the delivery of tomorrow’s electronic devices. Life here is exciting and our teams thrive on tackling really hard problems. There is never a dull moment with us.


KLA has always had a close relationship with physics and data. Our optical and electron beam inspection and measurement tools use cutting-edge physics models, both for hardware design and as part of their algorithms. AI, including several traditional machine learning techniques and deep learning, are routinely used to process this data to meet application requirements. The AI & Modeling Center of Excellence was setup with the mission of advancing KLA’s traditional strengths in physics and data and providing implementation solutions for multiple KLA Inspection and Metrology products targeted at the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The AI & Modeling Center of Excellence is part of the company’s Central Engineering organization providing product development expertise in a critical area for a wide variety KLA products. As a part of this group, you will be part of a world-class team of physicists, HPC system designers, and machine learning and application engineers who build cutting edge solutions for modeling complex imaging techniques and semiconductor processes. You will also work with a data scientists and AI infrastructure engineers whose mission is to build and scale machine learning-based solutions for our semiconductor customers. We are looking for engineers in a few different fields. If you are passionate about Physics Modeling, High-Performance Computing - HPC (including GPU), Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Sciences, or cutting-edge Cloud technologies – this is the place for you!

We are looking for an internship candidate who is passionate on Machine Learning and Deep Learning research for image processing and computer vision applications. The candidates are expected to have strong background on image processing algorithms, and also deep understating on Machine Learning and Deep Learning theory. The possible tasks that the candidate will be working on includes, but not limited to,

  • Understand and derive the algorithm from latest literature and/or conferences
  • Implement the state-of-art Machine Learning/Deep Learning models
  • Design and/or Improve models for a specific application
  • Design new Deep Learning modules
  • Optimize and tune a Deep Learning Model
  • Evaluate and validate the performance of deep learning models
  • Perform A/B Test between models
  • Tackle physical problems via machine learning or deep learning
  • Communicate idea/finding to team members

Qualifications/Education Desired

  • PhD or Master candidate graduating in one year, in Electrical Engineering, Compute Science, Statistics or related quantitative fields.
  • Research or industrial experience on applying Machine Learning/Deep Learning on real problems.
  • Experience in designing, validating and testing complex learning models.
  • Proficiency in Python; familiar with Deep Learning framework (e.g., TensorFlow, Caffe, PyTorch, etc).
  • Technical publication, patent, or open source project experience in machine learning, deep learning, image processing is a plus.

Minimum Qualifications

Some College or work experience of 0 years

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required where permitted by law. KLA will consider reasonable accommodation as provided by applicable law. Please note that accommodation may not be possible where vaccination is required for an essential function of the position, including for international travel or customer site access.

The company offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to the following: medical, dental, vision, life, and other voluntary benefits, 401(K) including company matching, employee stock purchase program (ESPP), student debt assistance, tuition reimbursement program, financial planning benefits, employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid company holidays, family care and bonding leave.

KLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by applicable law. We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Company Info.

KLA Corporation

KLA Corporation is a capital equipment company based in Milpitas, California. It supplies process control and yield management systems for the semiconductor industry and other related nanoelectronics industries. The company's products and services are intended for all phases of wafer, reticle, integrated circuit (IC) and packaging production, from research and development to final volume manufacturing.

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    Milpitas, California, United States
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