Columbia’s Department of Statistics is running a summer research internship program for Columbia undergraduate students to work with its faculty on cutting-edge statistical research. This year, the internship will be during the first summer session (May 26, 2020 - July 2nd, 2020). Interns receive a stipend of $3,000 and are housed in undergraduate dormitories during the internship period.

Multiple internship positions are available. Selected candidates will receive a $3000 stipend from the Department of Statistics, in addition to housing.

Faculty Advisors

with Professor Liam Paninski

  • Department/School: Statistics/A&S, ZMBBI
  • Location: Jerome L. Greene Science Center
  • Here are some ongoing projects we could use help with:
    • Deconvolution and demixing of high-dimensional neural signals from large scale optical and electrical recordings from the brain
    • Training neural networks to perform denoising and compression on brain signals
    • Training neural networks to perform nonparametric Bayesian inference
    • Combining neural networks and graphical models for semi-supervised computer vision tasks
    • Decoding neural signals to understand what the eye is telling the brain
    • Helping to create the first functional atlas of the mouse brain

with Professor Tian Zheng

  • Department/School: Statistics/A&S
  • Location: Department of Statistics, SSW (1255 Amsterdam)
  • Here are some ongoing projects we could use help with:
    • Analysis and visualization of network data
    • Image analysis for ecological studies

Project Timeline

  • Earliest starting date: 5/26/2020
  • End date: 7/2/2020

Candidate requirements

  • Skill sets: machine learning, advanced coding skills in R/Python
  • Student eligibility: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, master’s
  • International students on F1 or J1 visa: eligible