Research Internships

Inception Institute of AI
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Research Internship Positions at Inception Institute of AI (IIAI)

Inception Institute of AI is a new research institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on a mission to solve some of the most challenging fundamental problems in AI and related areas. Our employees and interns benefit from an international, collegial work environment and abundance of availability of extremely well-published experts (~25 papers from IIAI at CVPR 2019) in all our areas of interest. The research we do is enabled by our world-class compute infrastructure (100s of nVidia DGX-1/DGX-2).

We are looking for interns who have prior experience in Deep Learning. Interns are expected to have strong experience in Python and working comfort with the usual programming tools in the CV/ML/IA areas such as Python, OpenCV, TensorFlow, PyTorch etc. Prior experience in manifold learning, active learning, generative modeling, image embedding etc. will be of high interest, but other experience in deep learning will be useful as well. Applicants are expected to be currently enrolled or graduated PhD students (or exceptional Masters students) who have taken courses in CV/ML/Image Analysis, and have strong fundamentals in related areas such as probability theory and linear algebra. Duration is slightly flexible on a case-by-case basis, though we prefer interns who can spend 6 months or more. We work closely with interns with the goal of publishing at top conferences and journals. Interns also participate in our weekly reading groups. Internship research work is designed taking the intern's preferences and strengths into account.


APPLICATION: Please email Shadab Khan, PhD ( and Munawar Hayat, PhD ( with all of the following material.

1) CV

2) Link to your most relevant papers (recommended)

3) Github or dropbox link to your best code samples 

4) Your earliest start date in UAE, and the duration you are available for


BENEFITS: IIAI offers highly competitive tax-free stipend and additionally provides accommodation, air tickets, health insurance and other perks. Interns can also convert to full time positions based on their performance after completing the internship.


ABU DHABI: Capital of UAE and located close to Dubai, Abu Dhabi is a family-friendly city that offers the right balance between megacity-convenience in a small-town liberal setting with access to two major international airports (Abu Dhabi and Dubai) offering non-stop flights to all parts of the world. Abu Dhabi is home to several world-class universities, schools, hospitals and recreation centers including New York University (NYU), Cleveland Clinic, The Louvre Museum, Ferrari World, Warner Brothers Theme Park, Yas Waterworld, and many others. With several pristine fine-sand beaches, multi-ethnic restaurants, a mangrove national park within the city, and mountains a short distance away, Abu Dhabi offers superb opportunities for work and play.