Research Scientist Intern, Computational Imaging (PhD)

Research Scientist Intern, Computational Imaging (PhD)
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Redmond, WA
Come invent the future by joining the Display Systems Research (DSR) group at Meta Reality Labs Research. Our work spans new VR headset concepts, novel types of computational displays and optical systems, and AI-driven graphics. Partner with research scientists, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and software engineers to build cutting-edge prototypes and create the AR/VR technology that will bring people together across the globe. We welcome PhD students in computer science, optics, electrical engineering, applied physics or similar, with experience in joint hardware-software design of imaging systems. We are particularly looking for experience with computational displays and diffractive imaging. Our internships are 16 to 24 weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.
Research Scientist Intern, Computational Imaging (PhD) Responsibilities
  • Investigate novel computational imaging systems that achieve high performance through a combination of algorithms and optics.
  • Collaborate with scientists and engineers from a variety of technical backgrounds through all stages of project development.
  • Publish research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD in the field of Computer Science, Optics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or a related field.
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.
  • 2+ years experience with geometric optics, physical optics, and diffractive optics, including modeling and simulation.
  • 2+ years experience with optimization or machine learning algorithms.
  • 2+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as MATLAB or Python.
  • Past experience with cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Deep learning experience in computational photography, neural rendering, 3D reconstruction, computational imaging, or related topics.
  • Experimental hardware experience in computational photography, computational imaging, or related topics.
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by first-authored publications in journals or at conferences, etc.
  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship.
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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