Intern – Applied Research

at Sony
Published February 28, 2023
Location San Jose, United States of America
Category Computer Vision  
Job Type Internship  


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Sony Corporation of America currently has an opening for an Applied Research Intern in our R&D US Lab located in San Jose, CA. This position is responsible for research and development in the area of 3D data compression, machine learning, computer vision, computer graphics, and image/video processing with emphasis on innovation for advancing the state-of-the-art technology.


Focus includes but not limited to contribution in the International Standards Bodies for the development of next generation 3D data processing and compression technologies


This individual will work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors and demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.




· Currently enrolled in a PhD (preferred) or Master program in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field

· Research background in the area of 3D/2D compression, machine learning, computer vision, computer graphics, or image/video processing

· Excellent analytical and mathematical skills

· Good familiarity with C++ and Python programming languages

· Familiarity with 3D codec standards, such as the international standards for point cloud compression (V-PCC and G-PCC), is a plus

· Working experience with current state-of-the-art research topics on machine leaning tools for 3D computer vision and/or compression applications is a plus

· Familiarity with machine learning frameworks, such as pyTorch and Tensorflow, is a plus

· Ability to work independently and/or in a team environment

· Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills

· Publication record

· Knowledge of video and 3D data compression




· Research and assess current technologies

· Perform feasibility studies to validate capability and functionality

· Create and study new concepts

· Document all phases of research and development.

· Draft and submit intellectual property as required

· Draft and submit professional articles for technical journals as required

· Determine and resolve application issues and bugs


Remote work can be considered. All candidates must be authorized to work in the USA.


The target hourly rate for this internship is $45.00 per hour.  The individual will be paid hourly and eligible for overtime.  





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