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The Applied Perception Science & Image Quality team is seeking interns for 2024. These Internships aim to advance our understanding of the human visual system and visual processing in order to optimize the design and development of next generation augmented and virtual reality systems. As an intern you will have the unique opportunity to work with the best-in-class researchers and engineers that are working to define the future of these technologies. We are accepting applications from students interested in (but not limited to) the following areas: Spatial visionPhysiological opticsVergence-accommodation interactionsEye-movement ControlsBinocular VisionSpatio-temporal contrast sensitivityMotion perceptionPerception of luminance and contrastDisplay technologies or opticsimage processing algorithmsColor vision or Color workflowComputational modeling of the visual systemVisual Quality metricsVisual ergonomicsText legibility, quality & reading

Research Intern, Applied Perception Science & Image Quality (PhD) Responsibilities:
  • Design and implementation of experiments or models that explore aspects of visual perception as it pertains to product architecture or design.
  • Collaboration with and support of other researchers across various disciplines (human factors, optics, graphics, display).
  • Communication of research agenda, progress and results over the course of the intern project.
  • Produce publication worthy results.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in the field of Vision Science, Perceptual Psychology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a similar field.
  • Creativity and quick problem solving capabilities.
  • Track record of achieving results.
  • Ability to collaborate across teams and to interact with groups and people across the world.
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op.
  • Experience with visual perception.
  • Ability to design and perform psychophysical experiments.
  • Understanding of the graphics rendering pipeline.
  • Understanding of display calibration.
  • Demonstrated software engineering experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions or scientific publications.
  • Knowledge of optics, signal processing, mathematical modeling and/or simulation expertise with respect to visual perception and/or systems design.
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by first-authored publications in high-impact journals or conferences (e. g., JoV, SID, CVPR, SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, etc.).

About Meta:
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment 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. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

Meta 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.
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Research Intern, Applied Perception Science & Image Quality (PhD)
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