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Facebook Research Intern, Machine Learning for Image Synthesis (PhD) in Topeka, Kansas


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


The Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) Research Team brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of AR and VR, which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today. We are currently seeking innovative research interns with a passion for technology to develop next-generation head-mounted display and imaging systems. These roles are focused on developing advanced image synthesis methods for virtual and augmented reality systems. In particular we welcome PhD students in computer science, applied math, electrical engineering, or similar, with a strong background in deep learning, numerical optimization, computer graphics and computer vision. Our internships are sixteen (16) to twenty four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.

Required Skills:

  1. Explore deep learning methods for image synthesis applications in virtual and augmented reality

  2. Collaborate with the larger FRL Research team and provide creative leadership on computational camera and display technologies

  3. Publish research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD in the field of Computer Science, Applied Math, Electrical Engineering, or a related field

  2. 2+ years experience with programming languages such as Python, MATLAB, C/C++, etc.

  3. 2+ years experience with deep learning platforms such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by first-authored publications in top computer vision and graphics conferences such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH-Asia etc

  2. Demonstrated experience via an internship, work experience, or widely used contributions to open source projects.

  3. Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship

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.