Research Intern, Machine Learning (PhD University Student)

Internship - Engineering, Tech & Design | Pittsburgh, PA

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!

Available projects may include, but are not limited to:

; Multiview Data Compression for Machine Perception ; Multi-modal Face Tracking ; Full Body Tracking from the Headset ; Speech Aware Gesturing for Dialogue Avatars in VR ; High Fidelity Face Model Fitting to Photo Collections (Vishnu) ; Building a Multi-scale Body Rig (Vishnu) ; Multicamera Head Mounted System (Id) ; Realtime Gaze Tracking using EOG (Ego) ; High-Fidelity Tongue Rigging (Vishnu) ; High-Precision 3D Hair Reconstruction (Id) ; 3D Audio Reconstruction from Multiple Microphones (Id) ; Automagic Calibration (Id) ; Modeling of Nonhuman Avatars (Vishnu) ; 3D Dynamic Alignment of Teeth for Performance Capture (Vishnu) ; High Fidelity Hand Model Reconstruction (Id) ; Learning Audio Embedding for Style and Emotion (Salon) ; Create a EEG sensors for the Headset (Ego) ; High Fidelity Geometrical and Photometric 3D Reconstruction of Eye (Vishnu) ; 3D Eye-lash Reconstruction (Id) ; High-Frequency Reflectance Capture of Faces and Bodies (Vishnu)


  • You will work with researchers, engineers, and artists to accomplish the goal of Social VR. To accomplish this goal, breakthroughs are needed in computer vision, computer graphics, audio signal processing, and machine learning.

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

  • Demonstrates experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions or PhD papers
  • Knowledge of deep learning, reinforcement learning, and/or computer vision

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