Disney Research in Los Angeles is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Optical Engineering, to work on Light Field displays, projection, and aberration correction. Interested applicants will typically hold a Ph.D., but applications from individuals with relevant industry experience are also welcome for consideration. The duration of the position is two years.
As part of The Walt Disney Company, Disney Research builds upon a rich legacy of innovation and technology leadership in the entertainment industry that continues to this day. Disney Research was launched in 2008 offering the best attributes of academia and industry with the goal of driving value across the company through technological innovation. Our research covers a broad range of exciting and challenging applications that are experienced daily by millions of people around the world.
Our staff interacts directly with all core business areas of The Walt Disney Company including Theme Parks and Imagineering, Consumer Products, our Live Action and Animation Studios, and Media Networks. We publish our research and are actively engaged with the global research community, and our researchers collaborate closely with local academic institutions.
Post-Doctoral Researchers work on research projects relevant to Disney Research and the company. Our researchers have the possibility to publish results in premier forums.
The focus areas for this position are:
- Light Field Displays and Projection: hardware design and construction
- Optical Design: projection optics and illumination subsystems
- Light Field decomposition and Compressive Light Field factorization
- Conduct research in areas of interest to Disney Research and our partnering Business Units
- Develop novel designs and algorithms to advance the state-of-the-art
- Create prototypes to fully and effectively demonstrate research results
- Draft and submit papers and patents based on research
- Survey relevant technologies and stay abreast of latest developments