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Research Intern, Photorealistic Telepresence (PhD)

Internship - PhD | Pittsburgh, PA

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 Labs (FRL) in Pittsburgh is looking for exceptional interns to help us create a revolution in virtual reality: achieving true photorealistic telepresence, where you can with anyone, anywhere, at anytime. We have made some important advances, but it will take a diverse team with a wide spectrum of skills to accomplish this future. If you have expertise in computer vision, machine learning, and computer graphics, we expect you will find the work here highly intriguing. We are looking for motivated software, electrical, and mechanical engineers; and strong math skills are always a huge plus. We publish our work at leading conferences and journals.

Come join us as we make photorealistic telepresence in VR happen!

Available projects may include, but are not limited to:
* Speech Synthesis
* Machine Learning for Raw Audio
* Distributed machine learning / deep learning
* Multi-modal Face Tracking
* High Fidelity Hand Model Reconstruction and Tracking
* Geometric Camera Calibration
* Photometric Camera Calibration
* High Fidelity Face Models from Photo Collections
* 3D Audio Reconstruction from Multiple Microphones
* CNN Acceleration for realtime tracking
* High-Precision 3D Hair Reconstruction
* Full Body Tracking from the Headset
* Realtime Markerless Motion Capture for Faces and Bodies

Our internships are twelve (12) to sixteen (16) or twenty four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.


  • Solve real problems in enabling Photorealistic Telepresence
  • Collaboration with and support of other researchers across various disciplines
  • Communication of research agenda, progress, and results

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD in Audio Processing, Computer Science, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Robotics, Machine Learning, or related field
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
  • Must be available for 3 month to 6 month internship between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020
  • Experience with solving inverse problems in imaging emphasizing modeling, algorithm development, and hardware prototyping
  • Experience with scientific programming languages such as Matlab or Python

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship
  • Experience with systems building in C++
  • Experience with Machine Learning for Sequence Prediction, NLP, or Speech Synthesis
  • Experience with Machine Learning for 3D Data (such as meshes, point clouds, and voxels)
  • Experience with Machine Learning for Visual Synthesis
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by patents and first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as ICCV, CVPR, NIPS, SIGGRAPH, ICASSP, or similar
  • Demonstrated engineering experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or widely used contributions in open source repositories (e.g., GitHub)

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