About the Company
THE.WAVE.TALK is a Korean startup established in July 27th 2016. We developed a technology that can detect, quantify and classify micro-particles and bacteria inside liquid medium. The core technology was developed together with KAIST physics professor YongGeun (Paul) Park. Our technology is a combination of physics (optics), microbiology, and A.I. HQ and R&D departments are based inside the KAIST campus in Daejeon, South Korea. The product development department and the sales & marketing department are located in Pangyo, South Korea (near Seoul). There are total 24 team members. We also have business partners overseas, one in Europe (France) and another in the US (Texas). Team leaders have more than 10 years of experience in startups, engineering, and business development from Samsung, LG, Lotte and others.
See here for a company introductory brochure with more info. on our technology.
About the Opportunity
THE.WAVE.TALK is seeking MIT students interested in laser optics, physics, rapid prototyping, deep learning, or business development. Potential internship projects may include but are not limited to the following:
- R&D prototyping: R&D’s main job is to develop technology and conduct basic field tests to find and confirm specifications of the final product. (There is also a product development department focused on manufacturing.) Short-term projects involve developing and testing components for our B2C/B2B2C products (various types of IoT water sensors for residential, commercial, and government applications). One of the projects is research on scattering cavity for multiple scattering. Knowledge and skills in rapid prototyping and optics/physics experiment are preferred. R&D internships must be minimum 3 months and maximum 6 months and require intermediate to advanced Korean proficiency.
- R&D deep learning analysis: R&D’s main job is to develop technology and conduct basic field tests to find and confirm specifications of the final product. (There is also a product development department focused on manufacturing.) Long-term projects involve improving hardware and software analysis technology for the hospital and healthcare industry. One long-term project involves improving deep learning analysis in order to classify bacteria for rapid diagnosis of bacterial infection and antibiotic susceptibility. Ability to publish articles or posters is preferred. R&D internships must be minimum 3 months and maximum 6 months and require intermediate to advanced Korean proficiency.
- Business development: We are launching IoT water sensors overseas this year. The B2C product will be used by general customers to easily check tap water or drinking water. The B2B2C module product will be used by our customers who need to check water quality for various purposes such as municipal tap water, pool water, residential/commercial water, etc. We are currently working with overseas business partners, and we are planning to launch a Kickstarter campaign to introduce our product. The job will involve everything relevant to business development, and the intern will be working closely with the CEO. The goal is to improve our market position and achieve financial growth. Ultimately, we want to establish an independent US branch with trustworthy partners.
Internships of 2-6 months are available throughout the year, and funding is provided for all basic internship expenses, including airfare, housing, and living costs.
Class year: sophomore, junior, senior, master’s, Ph.D.
Course: Computer Science & Engineering (6-3), Computer Science, Economics, and Data Science (6-14), Mechanical Engineering (2), Physics (8), Management/MBA (15), Business Analytics (15-2), Finance (15-3). Other majors interested in business development, laser optics, physics, rapid prototyping, or deep learning are also welcome to apply.
Applicants must meet MISTI MIT-Korea requirements prior to the internship start date:
- Undergraduate students must complete 4 semesters of Korean language courses or have similar proficiency. Graduate students may have this requirement waived.
- Completion of MIT-Korea pre-internship training, 10-15 total hrs.
- Minimum 4.0 GPA
The priority application deadline for summer internships is Nov. 30; applications are only accepted after that date if positions are still available. Submit applications for non-summer internships at least 3 months before desired start date.