Den Haag
Bachelor (EQF 6), Master (EQF 7)
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What will be your role?


During this internship, you will be working with experts in cryptography and data science to enhance explainable artificial intelligence techniques with privacy-enhancing technologies. This will enable applications that were not possible before, such as privacy-preserving explainable decision support for health care. Such solutions allow health care professionals to advise patients using cutting-edge ai techniques that preserve the privacy of the data subjects and the patients and provide intuitive explanations of their output.

This internship is part of the fate project, which focuses on integrating state-of-the-art developments in the areas of co-learning, fair ai, explainable ai and privacy-preserving ai in order to bring responsible decision support systems to the dutch society. Specifically, you will study techniques that help interpret the results and reasoning of complex ai models while ensuring that the sensitive training data, which is often distributed, remains private at all times. Key enablers to achieve this are recent advances in cryptography that allow privacy-preserving computations on distributed data.

You will work with experts from two departments: cyber security & robustness and data science, who contribute to a vast range of cutting-edge developments within cryptography and artificial intelligence and are experienced in applying this knowledge to deliver solutions that create an impact on society.


What we expect from you

  • You are in the final phase of your master's.
  • A solid background in mathematics or computer science with the ambition to learn more.
  • An interest in artificial intelligence.
  • Experience with programming (preferably python).
  • Analytical and innovative thinker.
  • Good communication skills in english are expected.


What you’ll get in return

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. Tno goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.


Tno as an employer

At tno, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at tno matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about tno as an employer.


The selection process

After the first cv selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. Tno will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.


Due to covid-19 and the consequent uncertainties and restrictions, students who are not residing in the netherlands may currently not be able to start an internship or graduation project at tno.


Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your cv and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.


Contact: bart kamphorst
phone number: +31611359317