MIT undergraduate interns excel at Lincoln Laboratory

MIT undergraduate interns mentored by alumni at Lincoln Laboratory during MIT's Independent Activities Period

by Elizabeth Sheeley | Communications and Community Outreach Office

 

MIT externshipEight MIT undergraduate interns were mentored by MIT alumni at Lincoln Laboratory during the school's Independent Activities Period in January 2017. The interns are (bottom row, left to right) Amanda Ke, Emily Segler, Claire Nord, Sean Parks, (top row, left to right) Vivek Miglani, Jason Paulos, Ben Wang, and Jennifer Madiedo. Lincoln Laboratory staff who were involved in the program include (top row continued) James Kuchar (SB '90, SM '91, PhD '95), John Moores (SM '89, PhD '94), Farzana Khatri (SB '90, SM '92, PhD '96), Dennis Burianek (SB '96, SM '98, PhD '01), and Mark Veillette. Not pictured: Aradhana Narula-Tam (SM '92, PhD '97) and James Landry (SB '95).

 

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Jennifer Madiedo (left) and Amanda Ke (right), both electrical engineering and computer science majors, worked in the Tactical Networks Group at Lincoln Laboratory. Together, they investigated methods for resource management in emerging communication networks. Madiedo considered topology management in networks with directional communications, while Ke studied distributed medium access protocols in peer-to-peer networks.

 

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Emily Segler, a sophomore pursuing a degree in computer science and engineering, applied her passion for cyber security as an intern at the Laboratory. She worked on designing a model to simulate the effects of redundant sensors deployed in a wireless network, with the goal of mitigating the spread of cyber threats.

 

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Vivek Miglani, a sophomore majoring in computer science, worked on a project that generates weather radar images for air traffic controllers. In his role, he modified the team's existing neural network model and ran experiments to identify possible improvements.

 

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Juniors Claire Nord (left) and Benjamin Wang (center) teamed up with freshman Jason Paulos (right) to build a "test executive" that configures and controls instruments for various tests conducted at the Laboratory. With their software, staff can set up and run tests through a configuration file without needing to write code.

 

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Sean Parks, a sophomore double majoring in physics and aerospace engineering, worked in the Systems Engineering Group at Lincoln Laboratory. His work involved modeling a satellite and analyzing its solar power availability for a CubeSat project.

Posted February 2017

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