IBM Corp. IBM Voice Systems Boca Raton, FL

Graduate Internships in Human Factors

Begin: January 2003 (Specific beginning date is negotiable)

Duration: 9-12 months

Description: The internship position gives qualified students the opportunity to work on the development of new products for IBM’s Voice Systems group (part of our Pervasive Computing Division). The human factors engineers in this group represent the end user in the design and development of speech-enabled software in the Boca Raton lab. The intern will support design and testing of products in all phases of development.

Possible areas of work: • Competitive analysis, focus groups, usability tests • Field test • Design, analysis, and psychometrics of surveys • Human computer interface look and feel • User centered design • Speech user interfaces

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Ph.D. or Master’s degree program in Psychology, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering or related discipline. We prefer candidates with a primary focus on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), but we will consider all applications. The successful student will have skills in experimental methods, testing with human participants, statistical analysis and the application of human factors principles. Applicants should have a working knowledge of PCs. We strongly prefer candidates who have a background in psycholinguistics or prior experience with voice systems. Familiarity with prototyping tools (such as Visual Basic, Visual C++, Delphi, VoiceXML) is desirable, but not required. Demonstrated independent research skills are a definite plus. Please indicate your interest by November 1, 2002. Faxed and e-mailed resumes are welcome.

For questions or to apply (send resume):
James R. Lewis, Ph.D., CHFP
IBM Voice Systems
8051 Congress Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33487

Phone: (561) 862-2316
FAX: (561) 862-2988