For the »Moving Pictures Technology« department in Erlangen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is currently seeking an / a
Intern / Student Assistant for the Development of Synthetic Light-Field Datasets

Capturing a scene with a camera array instead of a single camera enables a wide range of possibilities during post-production as not only a single intensity image is acquired but a so-called light-field is recorded. In recent years, deep learning techniques have developed to be popular and effective tools for many tasks in the field of image and video processing. Unfortunately, annotating real-world data sets with pixel-level labels for deep learning applications has been extremely costly due to the amount of human effort required. Therefore, synthetic data is actively generated and used for the training of neural networks.

Your responsibilities
In general, your task would be to implement a pipeline to render light-field data with ground truth depth maps from modern computer games. Training and evaluating learning-based Structure from Motion (SfM) methods require many images with ground truth camera poses and depth maps. Therefore, you will develop tools that can generate an unlimited number of high-quality photorealistic images with ground truth depth maps and camera poses from games, such as Grand Theft Auto V (GTA5). This requires sufficient knowledge of computer graphics and advanced programming skills.

For more information about our light-field research, please refer to

What we expect from you

  • you are currently studying electronics engineering, computer science, information and communication technologies or a related field
  • you have experience in programming languages such as Python, MATLAB or C++
  • you have experience with 3D software such as Blender
  • you are available from now on (as a student assistant: 10-12 hours a week or as an intern: for a period of at least four months)

What you can expect from us

  • An open and cooperative working environment
  • Many opportunities to gain practical experience and attend seminars
  • An interesting application-oriented field of research with innovative projects and a state-of-the-art laboratory environment
  • Extensive professional support from scientific mentors
  • Flexible hours that allow you to balance your studies and on-the-job experience
  • Sufficient opportunity to develop your interests and skills

Applications are possible in German and English. Please include a cover letter, your CV and your latest transcripts of records (as PDF) and quote ID number 49876 Address your application to Nina Wörlein.

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