For the Moving Pictures Technologydepartment in Erlangen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is currently seeking an
Intern (m/f) for Lightfield Algorithms for VR Applications

Virtual reality applications make spectators to feel being part of the scene. Computer generated models that can be viewed from different positions and distances permit the spectator to interact with its virtual surroundings. However, creation of these models is laborious while still not achieving a natural look.
Circumventing these limitations is possible by means of lightfields. Captured by an array of cameras, they depict the scene from different viewpoints. Consequently, the image presented to the spectator can be adapted in accordance with his position and distance.

The proposed internship targets the creation of algorithms in Matlab and C++ that enable such an application. Based on an existing lightfield processing chain, novel concepts for acquisition, processing and rendering should be evaluated. Special focus will be put on the achievable image quality and processing speed while ensuring a high degree of freedom for the position and view point of the spectator.

Your responsibilities: You…

  • support our team in algorithm design for lightfields
  • assist prototyping in Matlab and/or C++
  • care for C++ based performance optimizations

What we expect from you

  • You are trained in programming with Matlab and/or C++
  • You have good knowledge in image processing algorithms

What you can expect from us

  • Collaboration in interesting and innovative projects
  • Extensive professional support from scientific mentors
  • Flexible hours that allow you to balance your studies and on-the-job experience
  • An open and friendly work environment
  • Sufficient opportunity to develop your interests and skills

We can also offer you the opportunity to complete a study or graduate thesis in conjunction with our institute in one of the aforementioned fields. The thesis will be assigned and carried out in accordance with the rules of your university. For this reason, please discuss the thesis with a professor who can advise you over the course of the project.

If you have any questions about this opening, please contact: Matthias Ziegler (

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Please submit your application (PDF: including a cover letter, your CV and your latest transcripts of records) to: Nina Wörlein, via our career portal, quoting reference number42150. We look forward to receiving your application in English or German!

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