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Facebook Research Scientist, Virtual Humans (PhD) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) brings together a world-class R&D team of researchers, developers, and engineers to build the future of connection within virtual and augmented reality. We're developing all the technologies needed to enable breakthrough AR glasses and VR headsets. At the Pittsburgh lab, we aspire to a vision of social VR and AR, where people are able to interact with each other across distances in a way that is indistinguishable from in-person interactions. As a Research Scientist at FRL Pittsburgh, you will be solving challenges at the forefront of computer vision and machine learning. You will work alongside world-class researchers, engineers, and artists collaborating together on the innovation necessary to make that vision a reality. You will be expected to push forward the frontiers of research and publish your work at leading venues in the field. We want people who work well across disciplines, can brainstorm big ideas, and are excited to work in new technology areas.

Required Skills:

  1. Prototype novel algorithms for the 3D analysis of human shape, appearance, deformation, and audio

  2. Build novel prototype capture systems for offline and real-time online systems

  3. Develop robust algorithms and systems for integrating multiple sensors and modalities

  4. Attend scientific conferences, publish and present papers in international conferences and journals

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Audio Processing, Speech Analysis, and/or Machine Learning

  2. 3+ years experience in computer vision, audio processing, or machine learning, including use of libraries

  3. Must be available to start employment on or after August 1, 2019

  4. Prototyping experience including feature integration

  5. Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

  6. Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 3+ years experience with C++

  2. GPU programming experience including CUDA and OpenGL

  3. Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as CVPR, ECCV/ICCV, ICASSP, NIPS, SIGGRAPH, or similar

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

  5. Experience in system optimization

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.