Thursday, February 4, 2010

LexisNexis internship info session rescheduled

An internship information session, hosted by Dr. Rich Miller and Dr. David Pfenninger, will take place at 3 p.m. Monday, March 22, in the Gill Center Conference room (room 102 of the Multidisciplinary Science Building II, behind Psychology).

Dr. Rich Miller is part of the LexisNexis Applied Research Group, which includes expertise in computational linguistics, information retrieval and software development. His role in the group is monitoring technology areas encompassing analytics and visualization, rich media, personalization, mobile computing, user experience design and human-computer interaction. Miller has a degree in experimental psychology from Miami University.

In a special session for psychology and neuroscience majors, Miller will discuss internship opportunities at LexisNexis. Undergraduate and graduate students with experience in computer programming and research interests in natural language programming, text analytics should attend to hear more about this opportunity.

LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of business information solutions to in a variety of areas, including: legal, corporate, and government practices, law enforcement, accounting, and compliance assessment. A member of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis helps customers in more than 100 countries and has 13,000 employees.

Dr. David Pfenninger will introduce Dr. Miller and provide his own insights about internship opportunities. Pfenninger serves on advisory councils for both the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Department of Informatics and Computing. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology from our department in 1983.

A clinical psychologist, Pfenninger also has founded two companies: Performance Assessment Network (, the largest Web-based testing company in the United States, and BubbleUp (, a technology leader in the entertainment industry that makes extensive use of social networking techniques. In his roles as corporate CEO, entrepreneur and board of directors' member, Pfenninger has utilized internships as a solid way to get fresh thinking and talent into his firms.

To ensure you will have a spot in this session, please e-mail Jenny at by 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 9.

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