FXPAL is seeking talented research scientists and graduate student interns.

FX Palo Alto Laboratory (FXPAL) is seeking talented research scientists to join our lab as regular or visiting employees (e.g. postdoc or faculty sabbatical).  We also invite qualified graduate students to apply for our summer internship program.

FXPAL Employment Opportunities

FXPAL’s research spans multimedia, information access, smart spaces, and remote collaboration. The following research areas are of particular interest, although we will consider exceptional candidates in other related areas.

Interactive Systems Interfaces

We seek a researcher with expertise in in the area of interactive systems and interfaces primarily in the application areas of smart environments and multimedia applications. Candidate should have expertise in multimedia systems, ubiquitous computing, sensor systems, and/or human-computer interface technologies. Ideal candidates will have prior experience working on smart spaces, and/or multimedia applications. The ability to build prototypes of novel systems and applications is required.

Communication and Collaboration Systems

We seek a researcher that is passionate about technologies that provide rich collaborative experiences for end users. Expertise from a broad range of backgrounds will be considered, including: human-computer interaction (HCI), technical aspects of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), and multimedia communication systems. A must for all candidates is a strong interest and demonstrated strength in building systems as part of a team.

Multimedia Data Mining

We seek a researcher with interest in mining social, educational, and enterprise multimedia data. The candidate should have expertise and experience in areas such as: analysis of multimedia for meta-data creation, machine learning applied to data mining tasks, social network analysis, and development of novel visualizations and interactions for extracting knowledge from analysis results. Our focus is on mining different types of media, including images, text, video and audio. The candidate should also be fluent with tools supporting the collection, organization and processing of large data sets.

Multimedia Applications

We seek a researcher to work in the area of interactive multimedia applications for educational, enterprise, and social media. The focus is on applications that integrate advanced content-based analysis and powerful user interface design for exploration, consumption, retrieval, and management of multimedia data collections. Techniques include hypermedia and cross media linking to provide related information. Candidates should be motivated to collaborate on projects in any of the areas of content-based analysis, user interface design, and statistical analysis of multimedia and multi-modal information.

Requirements: Candidate should be interested in working on practical applications in a collaborative setting. This position requires a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field and strong development skills.

How To Apply

Please send your resume.

As a condition of employment, you must be able to provide documentation to prove legal right to work in the U.S.

FX Palo Alto Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in the work place.

Internship Program

FX Palo Alto Laboratory, Inc. (FXPAL) invites highly qualified graduate students to work alongside our researchers. Although the majority of our interns come between May and September, we also accept interns on a year-round basis.

Interns are selected based upon their educational standing, academic studies, potential and suitable match with our specific projects. Internships are usually 12 weeks in length.

Intern candidates typically hold Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related fields and are currently enrolled in an advanced degree program at the time the internship begins.

Timeline for Summer Interns

Application Period: January – March
Formal Offers: January – April

Candidates seeking internships at other times are also welcome to apply year-round.

Research Areas and Projects

  • Media Wall Services and Applicaions
  • Awareness
  • Computer Graphics and 3D Modeling
  • Computer Vision
  • Context-Aware Systems
  • Distributed Collaboration
  • Image Search
  • Immersive Collaboration Environments
  • Information Retrieval
  • Mixed Reality
  • Mobile Scanning
  • Multimedia Search and Browsing
  • Social Media Analysis

Descriptions of some of the open Intern positions are available here on our Blog.

How To Apply

Please send your resume along with contact information for two (2) references.

Apply early, as personal interviews may be conducted as soon as the end of January for summer placement.

Students from outside the U.S. are welcome to apply.  All applicants must provide documentation to prove legal right to work in the U.S. Some relocation provisions will be offered to final candidates.  For more detailed logistical information, please see our FAQ

FX Palo Alto Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in the work place.