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Spring 2021 Intern - Digital Twin- PhD

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Date: Nov 17, 2020

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.


As a Digital Twin Intern, you will work on a variety of impactful projects supporting our Twin Builder Team. The Twin Builder is a schematic based circuit design software used for physics based simulations. As part of the job requirements, a successful candidate will assist with investigation, creation and validation of simulation based Digital Twins, as well as evaluation and benchmark with data analytics based Twins.

This internship is a 40-hour per week paid position starting Jan 2021 and concludes April 2020.



  • Creation and validation of Twin models
  • Assist in the research and development of an evaluation framework for benchmarking analytics based Twins and simulation based/hybrid digital twins
  • Test and validate the Digital Twin simulation engine
  • Creation of documentation



  • Pursuing a PhD in Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related technical field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
  • Experience programming in Python, Matlab, and exposure to C++
  • Experience in machine learning, data analytics
  • Experience in circuit or system level simulation software
  • Sharp and tenacious problem solving skills
  • Team player, responsible, and motivated



  • Experience in machine learning framework: TensorFlow, PyTorch etc.
  • Experience in system level simulation like flow network or motor drive etc.
  • 2+ years of software development experience with machine learning, neural network and data analytics.
  • Understanding the entire development process, including specification, documentation and quality assurance



Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com
Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.

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