TITANS: Center for Analysis Systems and Applications

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CASA mentors preview a sophisticated data analysis software tool.

When offered

Year-round and summer

Who can apply

Undergraduate (sophomores and higher) and graduate students majoring in computer science and computer engineering


Sandia/New Mexico

About CASA

The Center for Analysis Systems and Applications (CASA) gives students the opportunity to develop next-generation software systems for compelling national security missions. Interns work on the most complex and challenging data analysis problems facing our nation.

CASA interns collaborate with software engineering experts to develop significant mission applications, including remote sensing, data analysis, and real-time applications. Projects may range from working on small research-and-development (R&D) efforts to joining large, multidisciplinary teams that are developing software systems with more than one million lines of code. Most CASA interns work on two projects, enabling them to acquire a broad understanding of the challenging data analysis problems that Sandia is solving for our nation.

CASA students are part of a Sandia program, Technical Internships to Advance National Security (TITANS), which offers students valuable cross-exposure to projects in two other TITANS tracks sponsored by the Center for Cyber Defenders and the Monitoring Systems and Technology Intern Center.

CASA interns will gain skills in the following areas:

  • Data analysis algorithm development
  • Object-oriented software engineering and development
  • Image and digital signal processing for a variety of sensor data
  • Data acquisition, processing, and exploitation
  • Detection, tracking, characterization, and classification algorithms
  • Modeling, simulation, and systems performance analysis
  • Data visualization and large-scale data management
  • Systems engineering across various platforms

Desired skills for CASA projects include the following:

  • Computer science/computer engineering
    • Object-oriented software engineering
    • Algorithm development
    • Image/signal processing
    • C++
    • Java
    • Interest in R&D

Application procedure

  1. Use Sandia's Careers tool to create a username and password.
  2. Enter "CASA" into the Keywords text field, and click Search.
  3. Browse the list of CASA intern openings.
  4. Complete an online application for a specific intern opening.

Detailed instructions for using Sandia's Careers tool to apply for a position are also available.