• Canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • 19/11/2019
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

The Embedded Vision System group of CSEM is currently offering a master internship in the domain of:

Human Rendering System for Realistic Video Data Generation

One of the most important factors for the success seen in deep learning applications is the availability of large-scale datasets with ground truth annotations. This is partly due to the fact that today’s most successful approaches are fully supervised. Deep learning algorithms, particularly, fall short of generalizing well to unseen cases from only a few data samples, which is due to their large capacity to model patterns in the data, and hence, higher chance of overfitting under weak regularization.

As a result, the major challenge in many modern artificial intelligence (AI) projects today is the requirement for collecting a large-enough dataset with ground truth labels. Obtaining such a dataset manually using only human annotators is not only time consuming and costly, but also not scalable.

Your mission

An attractive approach to tackle this problem involves synthetically rendering realistic scenes with moving synthetic humans and other objects in them. Augmenting a small real dataset with such a large synthetic one has proven to improve classification accuracy in several application domains including eye gaze estimation from still images. The project aims at developing such a rendering system entirely from publicly available resources to generate realistic video sequences with high levels of variation in them (i.e., various actions, objects, backgrounds etc).

To analyse the state-of-the-art in realistic scene rendering techniques involving humans as well as a large collection of inanimate objects. The candidate is expected to present their results at the end of the project, which will last a minimum of 6 months.

Your profile

You have a background in computer graphics or a similar domain. Experience in scene and/or human body rendering techniques and tools is a plus. You are skilled in programming in at least the python language. You are a good team player ready to take technical challenges.

We offer

CSEM offers a stimulating and multidisciplinary work environment with the opportunity to work with leading Swiss and international companies. You will have the opportunity to benefit from excellent social security conditions and to evolve within a multicultural company which clearly promotes an employee-driven culture. CSEM is an equal opportunities employer.

We look forward to receiving your complete application file. Preference will be given to professionals applying directly