Facebook Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Computer Vision in San Francisco, California


Oculus is a world leader in the design of virtual reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative researchers with a passion for technology to develop the next generation of virtual humans. The focus of this postdoctoral role is on full body capture and reconstruction. The position is a fixed term contract for 24 months and requires a PhD in computer vision, computer graphics, physics simulation or machine learning.

Required Skills:

  1. Plan and execute cutting-edge research to advance the state of the art in virtual humans and digital double understanding.

  2. Develop new advanced technologies related to real-time markerless motion capture, dense 3D surface deformation and reconstruction, statistical deformation models, and physics based simulation.

  3. Collaborate with other researchers, engineers, and 3D artists to prototype hardware and software solution, experiments and concepts that advance the entire project.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD and/or postdoctoral assignment in the field of computer vision, computer graphics, or machine learning

  2. 2+ years experience with developing machine learning, Bayesian filtering, information theory, 3D geometry, and physics based simulation

  3. 2+ years experience with system building in C++, including evaluation design

  4. A documented history of increasing responsibilities and decision-making experience 

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

  6. Able to obtain work authorization in the US for a two-year period beginning in 2017

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with virtual reality research

  2. Proven track record of achieving academic results, including papers at conferences such as CVPR, ECCV/ICCV, SIGGRAPH, NIPS, etc.

Industry: Internet

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