Research Intern, Applied Perception Science & Image Quality (PhD)

Research Intern, Applied Perception Science & Image Quality (PhD)
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The Applied Perception Science & Image Quality team is seeking interns for 2024. These Internships aim to advance our understanding of the human visual system and visual processing in order to optimize the design and development of next generation augmented and virtual reality systems. As an intern you will have the unique opportunity to work with the best-in-class researchers and engineers that are working to define the future of these technologies. We are accepting applications from students interested in (but not limited to) the following areas: Spatial vision Physiological optics Vergence-accommodation interactions Eye-movement Controls Binocular Vision Spatio-temporal contrast sensitivity Motion perception Perception of luminance and contrast Display technologies or optics image processing algorithms Color vision or Color workflow Computational modeling of the visual system Visual Quality metrics Visual ergonomics Text legibility, quality & reading
Research Intern, Applied Perception Science & Image Quality (PhD) Responsibilities
  • Design and implementation of experiments or models that explore aspects of visual perception as it pertains to product architecture or design.
  • Collaboration with and support of other researchers across various disciplines (human factors, optics, graphics, display).
  • Communication of research agenda, progress and results over the course of the intern project.
  • Produce publication worthy results.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in the field of Vision Science, Perceptual Psychology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a similar field.
  • Creativity and quick problem solving capabilities.
  • Track record of achieving results.
  • Ability to collaborate across teams and to interact with groups and people across the world.
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op.
  • Experience with visual perception.
  • Ability to design and perform psychophysical experiments.
  • Understanding of the graphics rendering pipeline.
  • Understanding of display calibration.
  • Demonstrated software engineering experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions or scientific publications.
  • Knowledge of optics, signal processing, mathematical modeling and/or simulation expertise with respect to visual perception and/or systems design.
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by first-authored publications in high-impact journals or conferences (e. g., JoV, SID, CVPR, SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, etc.).
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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$7,313/month to $11,333/month + benefits

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