Video Processing and Coding Research Intern – MSRA Media Computing Group

Date Posted: January 12, 2022

Group Overview:

The MSRA Media Computing (MC) group focuses on key research areas related to multimedia, including computer vision, audio, media compression and AI-based RTC Optimization. This description is especially for computer vision area. The researchers in MC group mainly conduct their research in three sub-areas: scene understanding, visual recognition, and visual media manipulation. Specifically, they tackle fundamental problems and promote applications including 2D/3D scene parsing, 3D reconstruction, 2D/3D object detection, video classification, video object segmentation, multi-view correspondence learning, and video enhancement and retouching. They sustain excellence in the academic area and also contribute our advanced techniques to Microsoft products, such as video background blur/replacement and together mode for virtual group meeting in Microsoft Teams. The group members have published many papers in top-tier conferences and journals in the recent years, e.g., CVPR, SIGGRAPH, ICCV, NIPS, AAAI, TPAMI, ACMMM etc.

Job Description:

Every intern will work closely with one or more researchers on image/video compression and processing. You will participate in the novel algorithm development in image/video compression, denoising, enhancement, etc. The intern will be focusing on image/video feature representation, extraction and propagation. Through the general features, the compression ratio can be higher and the video processing quality will be improved.

Required Qualifications:

The candidate should have the following basic skills:

  1. Master or Ph.D. candidates major in computer science, electronic engineering, or related areas.
  2. Experiences in deep learning, computer vision, and video compression and processing.
  3. Strong implementation skills in at least one of the mainstream programing languages (e.g., Python / C++), and one of the mainstream deep learning frameworks (e.g., Tensorflow / PyTorch).
  4. Good communication skills and team working.
  5. Written approval from supervisor.

Required Internship Duration:

At least 6 months.

Application Process

Qualified applicants are required to fill out the application form and send it with their CVs/resumes in English (if applicable, in Chinese as well) in PDF/Word/Txt/Html format to: MSRAih@microsoft.com, and note that you are applying for an internship position in MSRA Media Computing Group. Download the Application Form here: https://www.msra.cn/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Internship_application_form.xlsx

To learn more about Stars of Tomorrow Internship Program, please contact MSRAih@microsoft.com. We are happy to answer any question you may have.