Intern, AI/ML Computer Graphics & Vision Research

Sony AI
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Job Description

Sony Corporation of America currently has an opening for Sr. Research Intern in our R&D center US Laboratory located in San Jose (San Mateo site), CA.In this role, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a talented research team in multidisciplinary efforts to develop Sony’s future products and services. We’re inventing the technology and products that inspire customers all over the world, and soon you could be working to bring your ideas to life! This internship is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in exciting entertainment industry applications as well as cutting-edge research experience in the field of computer graphics, animation, and character control with latest AI & Machine Learning technologies.


  • Research, develop and evaluate state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms for the next generation AI/ML based Computer Graphics and 3D Animation.
  • Apply software engineering skills to identify challenges and future directions for our research.
  • Learn, collaborate and network alongside world-class researchers and creators; present your findings and contribute to the industry-leading entertainment technology community.
  • Author papers and write invention disclosures for developed algorithms and systems.
  • Establish and participate in academic collaborations.

Required qualifications: 

  • M.S., Ph.D. candidate, or Post-doc in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field, or M.S. with research experience equivalent to Ph.D.
  • Excellent fundamental research background and demonstrated record of innovation in the theory of AI, Machine Learning, Computer Graphics, or related areas.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in 3D Animation, Character Control with Game Engine
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in Deep Learning fundamentals and Reinforcement Learning.
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills 
  • Strong professional software development experience
  • Strong familiarity with game development workflow.
  • Strong familiarity with neural network training, finetuning workflow
  • Strong familiarity with modern Python and C++
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and/or in a team environment

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Knowledge and experiences in physics-based character control
  • Knowledge and experiences in generative models (NeRF, Diffusion Model)
  • Knowledge and experience in machine learning based robot control
  • Knowledge and experience in motion and skill learning
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine, Unity, Blender, Maya, or related software platforms 

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

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, military status, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, genetic information, medical condition, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation.

Disability Accommodation for Applicants to Sony Corporation of America

Sony Corporation of America provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact us by email at or by mail to: Sony Corporation of America, Human Resources Department, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Please indicate the position you are applying for.

Company Info.

Sony AI

Sony AI is Sony's flagship AI organization whose mission is to Unleash Human Imagination and Creativity with AI.

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    Artificial intelligence,Computer software
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    1 Chome-7-1 Konan, Minato City, Tokyo, Japan
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