Payam Siyari

Who are you?

Payam Siyari, PhD, Computer Science

Who is your employer?

Xerox Research Center Europe
Grenoble, France

How did you learn about your internship?

Had some research discussions with one researcher there.

What was the application process like?

There was a Skype interview and then everything else was through email.

What were your major tasks or projects at this internship?

Do research on a project defined by the supervisor

Do you have any recommendations for Georgia Tech students looking to intern in the same company or country?

Knowing French can be very useful, not necessary though because at the company everyone speaks English. The environment is very academic. Knowing French is not necessary in the company but for living in the city, it can be very useful.

Where did you live? Did you find accomodations independently or with your company's help?

Apartment hotel provided by the company.

How has this internship influenced your career path?

It served as a chapter in my PhD thesis.

If paid, did the company you worked for pay you enough to live off of your salary or stipend, or did you have to supplement your income with personal funds?

The payment was enough to live in the city.