Knowledgebase Intern

  • 384 Santa Trinita Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA
  • Intern
  • Legal Entity: Robert Bosch LLC

Company Description

The Bosch Research and Technology Center North America with offices in Palo Alto, California, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cambridge, Massachusetts is part of the global Bosch Group (, a company with over 70 billion euro revenue, 400,000 people worldwide, a very diverse product portfolio, and a history of over 125 years. The Research and Technology Center North America (RTC-NA) is committed to providing technologies and system solutions for various Bosch business fields primarily in the areas of Human Machine Interaction (HMI), Robotics, Energy Technologies, Internet Technologies, Circuit Design, Semiconductors and Wireless, and MEMS Advanced Design. In all areas we work in close collaboration with our partners at leading US universities, leading-edge industry partners, and other worldwide Bosch research, development, and marketing units.

The focus of our global HMI research includes Visual Computing, Audio and Language Computing, Conversational AI, Smart Wearables and Haptics, User Experience (UX) and Human Factors, etc. We develop intuitive, interactive and intelligent solutions to enable an inspiring UX for Bosch products and services in application areas such as autonomous driving, car infotainment and driver assistance systems (ADAS), Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT), security systems, smart home and building solutions, health care, and robotics. As a part of the global Human Machine Interaction research unit, our Intelligent Conversational Assistance group is responsible for shaping the future user experience of Bosch products by developing cutting-edge technologies and prototype systems in the fields of conversational AI technologies, including audio processing, noise reduction, speech recognition, speaker identification, natural language understanding, personalized dialogue management, knowledge representation and reasoning and service integration. We focus on solutions to hard challenges in using natural language and other modes of communication for natural user interaction. We work with internal partners at various Bosch business units to transfer our ideas and solutions into future products across different verticals such as home, automobile and industry. We also actively collaborate with leading groups in academia and industry to promote research ideas and encourage you to publish research findings in internationally renowned conferences and journals, e.g. ISWC, ESWC, the Web Conference, and/or the Semantic Web Journal, etc.

Job Description

  • Develop techniques and components of knowledgebases and semantic reasoning frameworks.
  • Develop synthetic and/or real-world benchmark framework to evaluate and verify the components implemented. 



  • Pursuing Master or PhD degree in computer science or engineering discipline
  • Previous research experience in developing ontologies and semantic reasoning frameworks is desirable
  • Fluency in at least one general-purpose programming language (Java, Python, etc.)
  • Strong research and problem solving skills
  • Good communication and teamwork skills
  • Practical experience and knowledge of common Semantic Web tools (e.g., Apache Jena, Protege)
  • Practical experience and knowledge of common ML frameworks (e.g., Pytorch, Tensorflow)


Additional Information

  • Major(s): Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related fields
  • Degree level: Ph.D. or Master – Must be a current student or recent graduate (less than 1 year)
  • Start Date: May, 2019
  • Duration: 3 – 12 months

By choice, we are committed to a diverse workforce - EOE/Protected Veteran/Disabled.

BOSCH is a proud supporter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Initiatives

  • FIRST Robotics (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
  • AWIM (A World in Motion)


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