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Work with the existing team on collecting and processing data from the existing autonomous driving vehicle. The project is on detecting the road surface type based on noise and vibration data and videos.


  • Collect multimodal data from the autonomous vehicle systems (video, vibrations, sound, etc.)
  • Help with data analysis and processing
  • Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the project
  • Attend weekly project meetings
  • Prepare articles, reports, and presentations as needed
  • Manage and respond to project related email

Required Qualifications*

  • A masters degree in mechanical engineering or a related field
  • Familiar with the open-source framework Robot Operating System (ROS) or willing to learn how to use it
  • Able to drive the UM-Flint research vehicle (hold a valid MI Drivers License)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

Desired Qualifications*

Familiar with or willing to learn general machine learning techniques.

Work Schedule

This position begins immediately and will continue through the end of the summer 2024 semester.

Additional Information

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The University of Michigan-Flint exhibits its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through enacting fair practices, policies, and procedures particularly in support of the equitable participation of the historically underserved. UM-Flint recognizes the value of diversity in our efforts to provide equitable access and opportunities to all regardless of individual identities in support of a climate where everyone feels a sense of belonging, community, and agency.

Diversity is a core value at University of Michigan-Flint. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. The University of Michigan-Flint seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning for the purpose of becoming global citizens in a connected world.

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of three calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the fourth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.