Optical Scientist Intern, Photonic Optimization and Inverse Design (PhD)
Posted on: January 10, 2022
The Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) Research Team brings together a
world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to
create the future of virtual and augmented reality, which together
will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal
computers are today. And just as personal computers have done over
the past 45 years, AR and VR will ultimately change everything
about how we work, play, and connect. We are developing all the
technologies needed to enable breakthrough AR glasses and VR
headsets, including optics and displays, computer vision, audio,
graphics, brain-computer interfaces, haptic interaction,
eye/hand/face/body tracking, perception science, and true
telepresence. Some of those will advance much faster than others,
but they all need to happen to enable AR and VR that are so
compelling that they become an integral part of our lives. Our
internships are twelve (12) to sixteen (16), or twenty four (24)
weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.
- Develop next generation AR/VR display prototypes with an
emphasis on both modeling and prototyping new concepts.
- Explore one of the following optimization methods for photonic
design - adjoint method, machine learning, Bayesian
- The position will have an emphasis on the development of
advanced simulations and optimization algorithms to prove new
concepts and the perceptual impact of those concepts.
- Collaborate with the larger Facebook Reality Labs team and
provide creative leadership on display technologies.
- The type of work should be publishable research results in
top-tier journals and at leading international conferences.
- Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree
in the field of Optical Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied
Mathematics, Physics or a related field.
- 2+ years experience in geometric, physical optics, integrated
photonics or nanophotonics emphasizing modeling and
- 2+ years hands-on experience in scientific computing and one or
more of the following optical modelling methods: FDTD, FDFD, FEM,
RCWA, or similar.
- 2+ years hands-on experience in one or more of the following
optical optimization methods: adjoint method, deep learning,
Bayesian optimization, evolutionary algorithms, or similar.
- 2+ years experience with scientific programming languages such
as Python, C++, or similar.
- Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture
- Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at
the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during
- Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the
- Strong computational background with deep understanding of
numerical partial differential equations.
- Experience with high-performance computing and/or CUDA
- Experience with machine learning frameworks such as PyTorch,
TensorFlow, or similar.
- Proven track record of achieving significant results as
demonstrated by first-authored publications.
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