Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Adaptive Interaction (PhD)
- Woodinville, WA
Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.
At Facebook Reality Labs, our goal is to invent the user interface technologies that will drive the future of augmented-reality experiences. Our aim is to unleash human potential by erasing the bottlenecks between intent and action. As a Postdoctoral Research Scientist, you would focus on developing novel systems for augmented reality glasses that infer interaction intent using environmental, behavioural, and/or physiological signals, and adapt the user interface to provide high quality interactions. Our adaptive interaction research lies at the intersection of cognitive science, machine learning, and human-computer interaction. Researchers are expected to collaborate to integrate their work into real-time interactive systems in our lab and validate their solutions through user studies. Researchers will have the opportunity to publish in peer-reviewed conferences and journals and should collaborate effectively with cross-disciplinary experts, including applied machine learning, perceptual science, design, and software engineering.
- Plan and execute cutting-edge research that infers interaction intent using environmental, behavioural, and/or physiological signals (e.g., eye-tracking)
- Work collaboratively with other scientists and designers to develop methods to engages the user to reduce interaction uncertainty through novel adaptive interface concepts
- Collaborate with researchers, engineers, and designers across disciplines to solve complex problems
- Publish and present papers at international conferences and journals and attend top conferences in the field
- Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD in the field of human-computer interaction, cognitive science, computational neuroscience, computer science, or similar.
- Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.
- Interpersonal skills: cross-group collaboration and cross-culture collaboration.
- Experience with scientific programming languages such as Python, R, or similar.
- Proven track record of achieving research results and innovation as demonstrated by first-authored publications and/or patents.
- Experience designing and analyzing user studies and improving research projects through user/participant behaviour and feedback.
- Experience developing models of human behaviour (e.g., eye-tracking, input patterns).
- Experience working with eye-tracking data.
- Experience developing adaptive user interface solutions (visual, haptic) that reduce uncertainty of interaction intent and improve the interaction experience.
- Experience building computational models of interaction intent or cognitive state (e.g., attention, working memory, cognitive load).
- Experience with machine learning (e.g., time-series modeling, deep learning, RL).
- Experience updating models in real-time based on user actions in an interface (e.g., human-in-the-loop machine learning).
- Experience working with data in naturalistic environments and continuous tasks.
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