Codec Avatars Research Scientist at Meta in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 18 days ago.

Job Description:

At Reality Labs Research, we aspire to achieve a vision of social presence in 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 looking for exceptional researchers who are excited about designing and implementing models that transform partial human information into realistic VR representations.You will partner with software developers and research interns, collaborating together on the innovation necessary to build the foundations of social presence technology. At our lab, you will be exposed to facilities, algorithms, and data that are years ahead of anything else in existence today. We want people who seek both the best quality and widest reach in their work.

Codec Avatars Research Scientist Responsibilities:

  • Develop state-of-the-art algorithms and models that can transform information deficient inputs (e.g. cameras with limited visibility, pose, text, audio) into indistinguishable-from-reality VR representations (e.g. bodies, hair, clothes, motion)

  • Collaborate with other teams to push the research that enables mid to long-term products.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience. Degree must be completed prior to joining Meta.

  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree and/or postdoctoral assignment in the field of computer vision, computer graphics, machine learning or a related field.

  • First author publications in computer vision, machine learning or computer graphics peer-reviewed conferences (e.g. CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, NeurIPS, ICLR, or SIGGRAPH, etc.).

  • Experience with large-scale training and 3D human modeling.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of achieving significant research results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships and/or patents.

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

  • 3+ years of experience with prototyping algorithms in Python.

  • Experience with generative models such as Diffusion Models, GANs or VAEs for image and geometry generation.

  • Experience with Neural Rendering, or Large-scale training.

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
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