Facebook Research Scientist, Hair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Facebook Reality Labs is dedicated to the research and development required to bring virtual and augmented reality to billions of people around the world. 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.

We are currently seeking innovative Researcher Scientists with an interest in technology to develop next generation near to 3D face and body reconstruction and tracking at our research location in Pittsburgh, PA. Great virtual reality technology depends on advances in computer vision and machine learning. As a researcher at FRL you'll be solving challenges at the forefront of computer vision and machine learning technology that transform virtual reality from dream to reality. We're looking for a creative Research Scientist to usher in the next era of human-computer interaction by integrating computer vision and machine learning techniques into the expanding landscape of virtual reality.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop creative computer vision and tracking software for a variety of Oculus products and services

  2. Build novel capture techniques for reconstructing, rendering and synthesizing hair

  3. Research and prototype techniques and algorithms for object detection and recognition

  4. Contribute research that can be applied to Oculus product development

  5. Devise better data-driven models of human movement and behavior

  6. Develop robust software for integrating multiple sensors and tracking systems

  7. Perform research that enables learning the semantics of data (images, video, text, audio, and other modalities)

  8. Research and prototype techniques and algorithms for multi-view object detection, segmentation, and recognition

  9. Attend computer vision conferences, and publish and present papers in international conferences and journals

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD with a focus on Computer Vision and Computer Graphics and/or Machine Learning

  2. Graduating with a PhD by December 2018, or completing a university postdoctoral assignment

  3. 5+ years experience with C++

  4. 4+ years experience in computer vision and graphics and machine learning

  5. Experience with computer vision/machine learning libraries such as OpenCV, MATLAB, and PyTorch

  6. Hands-on experience with hair reconstruction, rendering and simulation

  7. Prototyping experience, including feature integration during all cycles of development

  8. Knowledge of machine learning, Bayesian filtering, 3D geometry, and optical flow

  9. Experience in a collaborative and team-oriented environment

  10. Hands-on experience with multi-view camera systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge and experience on machine learning, especially deep learning and reinforcement learning

  2. Track record of achieving significant results

  3. Experience with CUDA

  4. Proven publication track record at conferences such as SIGGRAPH, CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, etc.

Industry: Internet

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