Research Intern, AR/VR Input Technologies (PhD University Student)

Facebook | Redmond, WA

Posted Date 12/18/2018
Description Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) is looking for an intern to help us to invent technologies for interacting with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices. You will explore ways we can interact in AR/VR using data streams coming from a variety of sensors, e.g. cameras, controllers, wearables. Your research will involve the development and evaluation of novel interaction techniques and/or input devices. You will work with world-leading collaborators and mentors in the AR/VR, HCI, CV/ML fields.

This internship is twelve (12) to sixteen (16) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.


  • Plan and execute cutting-edge research to advance AR/VR interaction technologies in one or more of the following areas:

  • Research in advanced devices, sensors, and algorithms for processing user input

  • Development of advanced AR/VR user interfaces and interaction techniques

  • Development of AR/VR interaction prototypes

  • Collaborate with other researchers, engineers, and user experience researchers to prototype hardware and software solutions, and run experiments to advance the project.

  • Work with leading academic researchers in the field. The work should result in publishable research that appears in top-tier HCI or CV/ML journals or at leading international conferences.


  • In the process of obtaining a PhD degree in computer science, human-computer interaction, electrical engineering, or related field.

  • Currently enrolled in a full-time PhD program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship.

  • Research skills involving defining problems, exploring solutions, analyzing and presenting results.

  • Proficiency in C++/C#, Matlab, or Python.

  • Familiarity with HCI user evaluation methodologies.

  • Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

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

  • Must be available for 12 or 16 week internship between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019


  • Familiarity with CV/ML methods for real-time sensing (e.g. visual tracking).

  • Basic mechanical and electrical prototyping skills (e.g. Arduino).

Job Category
Design, UX | Developer, Engineer | Internships

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