Research Intern, Full Body Capture and Reconstruction

(Sausalito, CA)

Careers at Oculus

Part of Facebook

Oculus is a world leader in the design of virtual reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative interns with a passion for technology to develop the next generation of virtual humans. The focus of our roles is on full body capture and reconstruction. Our internships are twelve (12) to twenty four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.

Research topics:

  • Markerless motion capture
  • Dense 3D surface deformation and reconstruction
  • Statistical deformation models
  • Physics based animation and simulation
  • Applied machine learning

Responsibilities

  • Design and execution of algorithms
  • Prototyping, building and analysis of experimental systems
  • Collaboration with and support of other researchers across various disciplines
  • Communication of research agenda, progress and results

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing a PhD in Computer Science, Robotics, Applied Math or a related STEM field
  • Currently enrolled in a full time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
  • 2+ years experience with developing machine learning, Bayesian filtering, information theory, 3D geometry, and physics based simulation
  • 2+ years experience with C/C++, numerical optimization, and/or machine learning
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Ability to obtain work authorization in the United States in 2017

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated software engineer experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or widely used contributions in open source repositories (e.g. Github)
  • Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated in accepted papers at top computer vision and machine learning related conferences such as CVPR, ECCV, NIPS, etc.

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