Design and Data Viz for Self-Tracking - Nokia Research Internship

Hi All,

We’re looking for a student to start this internship sometime in the September-November time frame.
Please contact me directly if you’re interested.


Research Internship: Design and Data Visualization for Self-Tracking (3-6 months)
Nokia Research Center Palo Alto
(San Francisco Bay Area, CA)

The Context, Content and Community (C3) team at Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto, CA is looking for a highly qualified student to assist in the design and implementation of a self-tracking application based on smartphones. This is a rare opportunity to apply design and data visualization skills to support self-tracking with rich, high-level information (e.g., activities, travel patterns, places) that has been automatically extracted from low-level sensor data (e.g., accelerometer, microphone, GPS, gyroscope). Intelligent processing of sensor data is achieved using C3’s Simple Context, a system for collection, storage, retrieval, and sharing of mobile, social, location, and sensor data. Simple Context has been used by research groups around the world to collect millions of hours of mobile context and sensor data.

A successful candidate for this internship will be a currently-enrolled M.S. or Ph.D. student with excellent coding skills, a demonstrated ability to create compelling web or mobile experiences, and significant experience with data visualization. The project will be adapted to match the intern’s skillset and strengths and will lead to the release of a polished self-tracking app for Windows Phone 7 and Android. A submission to Ubicomp, CHI, MobiSys, or a related conference/workshop is also a possibility.

Specific Requirements:
[]Interest in self-tracking or Quantified Self
]Programming in JavaScript and Python
[]UI/UX design skills
]Experience building web-based or mobile apps

Desired Skills:
[]Programming in C#, Java, HTML 5, or Silverlight
]Experience with the Django web application framework
[]Experience developing apps for Windows Phone 7 or Android
]Experience designing and running user studies

This is a paid internship, compensation is competitive and relocation allowance is available.

To apply, please email your CV and a brief cover letter to:, please also include keyword “internship” in the subject field to avoid a delay in processing your application!

C3 is a small, tightly knit group with expertise in databases, machine learning, scalable systems, ubiquitous computing, and UI/UX design. While we focus on pushing out advanced, high-impact prototypes, we also publish and patent our work. We’re both fun and dedicated, we love what we do, and we advance the state-of-the-art every day.

Nokia Research Center Palo Alto is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Research at NRC Palo Alto is focused on creating disruptive innovations in computing systems and federated services, mobile cloud and web technologies, data analytics, and data monetization. For more about Nokia Research, see: