Research Intern, Computational Imaging & Display (PhD) at Facebook
Menlo Park, CA, US
These roles are focused on developing computational imaging methods that leverage the co-design of optical elements and image processing algorithms. In particular we welcome PhD students in computer science, electrical engineering, physics, or similar, with a strong background in prototyping 3D graphics, imaging, or sensing. Our internships are twelve (12) to sixteen (16) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.

  • Develop next-generation head-mounted display prototypes
  • Explore the application of computational imaging methods to virtual reality, emphasizing the development of advancedalgorithms, simulations, and hardware capabilities
  • Collaborate with the larger Oculus team and provide creative leadership on computational display and imaging technologies
  • Prototype the algorithms on mobile processors
  • Demonstrated ability in algorithm development for 3D graphics, displays, cameras, or other optical sensing devices
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in the field of Computer Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field
  • 1+ years experience with solving graphics problems or inverse problems in imaging emphasizing modeling, algorithm development, and hardware prototyping
  • 2+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as Python, Matlab, Mathematica, or similar
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op
  • Experience with C/C++, OpenGL/DirectX, and OpenCL/CUDA
  • Experience with mathematical optimization, including software libraries and implementation from first principles
  • Experience in developing algorithms on compute constrained platforms such as mobile SoCs
  • Demonstrated experience via an internship, work experience, or widely used contributions to open source projects
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by first-authored publications (e.g., SIGGRAPH/Eurographics, CVPR/ICCV/ECCV, Optics Express, etc.)
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