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Research Scientist, Machine Learning for Image Synthesis (PhD)

Company: Facebook
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

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Come invent the future. Join the world-class Display Systems Research (DSR) team at Facebook Reality Labs Research (FRL Research), whose work spans next-generation VR headsets, new types of computational displays, complex experimental systems, and AI-driven graphics. Partner with expert research scientists, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and other brilliant software minds to build cutting-edge prototypes and create the technology that makes AR/VR universal. Step into the adventure of a lifetime, as we make science fiction real and change the world.

Research Scientist, Machine Learning for Image Synthesis (PhD) Responsibilities

  • Conceive and develop novel, accurate computer vision algorithms and advanced tightly integrated hardware technologies for real-time neural rendering, 3D reconstruction, 3D scene understanding, and more

Implement proof-of-concept prototypes that re-define the state-of-the-art in virtual and augmented reality

Collaborate with team members from prototyping through production to advance the entire project

Contribute research that can be applied to Facebook/Oculus product development and industry leading publications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of computer science, computer vision, robotics, or related fields

Mathematical knowledge in optimization, linear algebra, and probabilistic estimation

Computer vision and machine learning experience in image synthesis, neural rendering, multi-view geometry, calibration, and related topics

Demonstrated experience in algorithm development for 3D graphics, 3D reconstruction, 3D scene understanding, displays, cameras, or other optical sensing and display technologies

5+ years C++ experience with modern C++ features

3+ years experience with modern deep learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow and PyTorch)

3+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as Python, MATLAB, Mathematica, or similar

Demonstrated software engineer experience within a complex codebase via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or widely used contributions in open source repositories (e.g. GitHub)

Interpersonal experience: 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Broad understanding of the full machine vision pipeline from sensors to high-level algorithms

Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as CVPR, SIGGRAPH, ICCV, etc.


About the Facebook company

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 is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or who are neurodivergent, and to candidates with sincerely held religious beliefs or requiring pregnancy related support. If you need support, please reach out to

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