We envision a future of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, and we have committed ourselves to leading the way toward this future. General Motors has been pushing the limits of transportation and technology for over 100 years. Today, we are in the midst of a transportation revolution. And we have the ambition, the talent and the technology to realize the safer, better and more sustainable world we want. As an open, inclusive company, we’re also creating an environment where everyone feels welcomed and valued for who they are. One team, where all ideas are considered and heard, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential, with a culture based in respect, integrity, accountability and equality. Our team brings wide-ranging perspectives and experiences to solving the complex transportation challenges of today and tomorrow. At General Motors, innovation is our north star. As the first automotive company to mass-produce an affordable electric car, and the first to develop an electric starter and air bags, GM has always pushed the limits of engineering. We are General Motors. We transformed how the world moved through the last century. And we’re determined to do it again as we redefine mobility to serve our customers and shareholders and solve societal challenges.

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), located in Cambridge, MA, is the North American R&D organization for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, a $40B global manufacturer of electrical products including elevator and escalators, HVAC systems, electrical power systems, satellites, factory automation equipment, automotive electronics and visual information systems. Controls researchers at MERL collaborate with corporate R&D laboratories, business units in Japan and academic partners around the world to develop new control algorithms and control technologies that extend the capabilities and the performance envelope of these systems.

For students who are interested in pursuing an exciting summer of research, please check out our internship program and learn more at facebook or @MERL_news.

MERL interns work closely with top researchers, and gain valuable industry experience – at an impressive 1:1 intern to researcher ratio. Internships are expected to lead to publications in major conferences and journals. We also recently started a PostDoc program. For PhD graduates interested in applying please see our website

We offer competitive compensation and relocation assistance. Boston is a fantastic student-oriented city, home to some of the best universities in the world.

The summer season is especially lively as MERL and Boston are teeming with researchers and visitors from all over the world.


About Quanser  (
Quanser is the world leader in innovative technology for engineering education and research. With a heritage in creating leading-edge platforms for controls, mechatronics, and robotics, Quanser has built a legacy over the past 30 years of transformational solutions that bring emerging technologies including autonomous robotics, IoT, self-driving, and virtual reality to students worldwide. Quanser is unique as the only commercial organization that offers a comprehensive, academically sound platform for delivering programs that push the boundaries of traditional engineering education and research. Through a wide network of academic partners and faculty equivalent researchers and course designers, Quanser works with institutions to solve the challenges of modern engineering as true colleagues as opposed to conventional vendors.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (siam)

SIAM textbooks, monographs, and journals are indispensable to researchers, faculty, and students around the world. Visit the SIAM booth to browse new and backlist titles, including those in the Advances in Design and Control book series, and take advantage of conference discounts. If you’re interested in writing a book, an editor is available to discuss how SIAM works collaboratively with authors. More info at

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is a professional organization for chemical engineers. AIChE was established in 1908 to distinguish chemical engineers as a profession independent of chemists and mechanical engineers.

International Society of Automation (ISA)

Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation is a leading, global, nonprofit organization with more than 40,000 members worldwide. ISA develops standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA’s 160 geographical sections, connect members with technology, expert advice, and world-class technical programming. Learn more.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is an American professional association that, in its own words, “promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe” via “continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach.” ASME is thus an engineering society, a standards organization, a research and development organization, an advocacy organization, a provider of training and education, and a nonprofit organization. Founded as an engineering society focused on mechanical engineering in North America, ASME is today multidisciplinary and global.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The American Society of Civil Engineers is a tax-exempt professional body founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, it is the oldest national engineering society in the United States

International Federation of Automatic Control (IFACS)

The International Federation of Automatic Control, founded in September 1957, is a multinational federation of 49 national member organizations, each one representing the engineering and scientific societies concerned with automatic control in its own country.

American Automatic Control Council (A2C2)

The American Automatic Control Council is an organization founded in 1957 for research in control theory. It is an association of the control systems divisions of eight member societies and a member of the International Federation of Automatic Control.