What will be your role?
One application we work on at Intelligent Imaging is the automated inspection of the Dutch highways. For example, the detection of cracks in the road or determining the wear of the asphalt over time. For these projects, our algorithms have to analyse large amounts of measurements in order to indicate which sections of highway need to be repaired or replaced. During your project, you will research new techniques that will help improve and further automate such analyses.
TNO’s Intelligent Imaging group is specialised in image processing, image enhancement, image analysis, visual pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and deep learning. This young, passionate, creative and committed group (50 people) works with partners on technological breakthroughs for innovations in important societal and economic themes, developing knowledge in various research areas.
One application we work on at Intelligent Imaging is the automated inspection of the condition of Dutch highways. For example, the detection of cracks in the road or determining the wear of the asphalt over time. For these projects, our algorithms have to analyse large amounts of measurements in order to indicate which sections of highway need to be repaired or replaced. During your project, you will research new techniques that will help improve such analyses.
Since there are many possibilities for a project, a number of research directions are listed below to give you a better understanding on what your internship/graduation project could look like:
- Automatic analysis of (bituminous) pavement joints over time.
- Pavement segmentation from (front) camera images (for lane width estimation)
- Automatic classification of crack-like structures in pavement.
- Pavement type classification using deep learning
The exact topic of your project will be determined based on your interests and field of study, so please mention these in your application.
The project will preferably start in November or December 2021 for a period of 6 to 12 months. Please mention in your application the length of your internship/graduation project and your desired starting date.
How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.
What we expect from you
You are in the final stages of your master’s degree in artificial intelligence, computer science, physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, or a similar degree and preferably have some track record in the field of computer vision and/or image processing. You are pragmatic and focused on making things work. Next to technical expertise we value communication skills and a results-driven attitude to add value to our clients and the Dutch society as a whole.
For our vacancies it is required that, before you can start the internship, the AIVD issues a security clearance after conducting a security screening. This process may take up to 8 weeks. If you have been abroad for more than 3 consecutive months in the past 5 years, or if you do not have the Dutch nationality, the process may take longer.
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.
For this internship vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance (VGB) after conducting a security screening. Take into account that this process may take about 8 weeks. If you have been abroad for more than 6 consecutive months, or if you do not have the Dutch nationality, it may take longer. Please visit for more information the AIVD website.
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: Pieter Piscaer
Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.
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