Research Intern, Intelligent Image Sensors (PhD University Student)

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.

Facebook Reality Lab is looking for upcoming scientists and researchers with great interest in hardware accelerators for image processing, new sensing and computing architectures, and algorithm/hardware co-design.

Our internships are twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.

Research Topics:
;Hardware acceleration and energy-efficient system design for image processing and deep learning/neural networks
;VLSI design with particular emphasis on ultra-low power design and millimeter scale sensor nodes
;Algorithm and hardware co-design/optimization


  • Design and execution of algorithm optimization and/or hardware architecture design
  • Prototyping, building and characterizing experimental systems and custom hardware
  • Collaboration with and support of other researchers across various disciplines
  • Communication of research agenda, progress and results
  • Pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related field
  • Currently enrolled in a full time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
  • 2+ years of lab experience carrying out independent research
  • Experience in ASIC development with tools such as Cadence Virtuoso, Innovus, Synopsys Design Compiler, Calibre, SPICE
  • Programming, simulation and modelling experience with language such as C/C++, Python, Matlab, VHDL
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Able to obtain work authorization in the U.S. between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019
  • 2+ years of experience in ASIC development with tools such as Cadence Virtuoso, Innovus, Synopsys Design Compiler, Calibre, SPICE
  • Experience taping out and characterizing ASICs
  • Demonstrated experience via an internship, work/research experience, or widely used contributions to open source projects
  • Track record of publications with cutting edge research results at conferences and Journals such as ISSCC, IISW, IEDM, JSSC, TCAS

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