Research Intern, Photorealistic VR

(Pittsburgh, PA)

Careers at Oculus

Part of Facebook

Oculus Research Pittsburgh is looking for exceptional interns to help us create a revolution in virtual reality—with a focus on achieving social presence. Expertise in computer vision, machine learning, and computer graphics are especially appreciated, but smart, motivated people with strong coding or hardware backgrounds are more than welcome, and strong math skills are a huge plus. We want to build a broad virtual reality research community, so we encourage publishing. Come join us as we make VR happen!

We are accepting applications from students interested in (but not limited to) the following areas: -Computer vision-Computer Graphics -3D Reconstruction-Parallel Computing-Stastical Learning/Deep Learning/Multimodal Learning-All things faces: Detection, Tracking, Animation, and Rendering

Our internships are 3 to 6 months in duration and we have various start dates throughout the year.


  • Design and execution of novel algorithms to solve visual or audio learning and rendering problems.
  • Collaboration with and support of other researchers across various disciplines.
  • Communication of research agenda, progress and results

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing a PhD or Masters degree in Computer Science or a related STEM field
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • High levels of creativity and quick problem solving capabilities
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results
  • Ability to obtain work authorization in the United States in 2017

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated software engineering experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions or PhD papers
  • Experience with CUDA and/or Convex Optimization
  • Knowledge of computer vision and computer graphics

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