Student Assistant - Capturing and Processing of Light-Field Data for Immersive Media Applications

Immersive media formats such as light-fields or volumetric video give users new possibilities to experience content and participate in virtual events in a more involved and intuitive way. Depending on the captured data, a user can then even walk around the scene with six degrees of freedom (6DoF). To that end, however, the usage and placement of capture devices in the scene are critical and the processing and rendering are crucial for achieving the highest possible quality and immersion. Therefore, we strive to develop new technologies that lead to an increased image and video quality, offer new creative options, and even improve today’s production workflows.

For more information about our light-field research, please refer to Light-field

You are interested in photography / photogrammetry and/or 3D reconstruction and want to help shaping the media production of the future?

What you will do

You will capture in- and outdoor scenes with various capture devices (DSLR camera, multi-camera arrays, and a LiDAR scanner)

You process the captured data sets with photogrammetry tools to reconstruct 3D models

You will build up your and our expertise in best practices on capturing, scanning and 3D reconstruction

You document all captured datasets, reconstructed models and conducted experiments properly

What you bring to the table

You are currently studying media production, electronics engineering, computer science, information and communication technologies or a related field

You have experience in a programming language such as Python or MATLAB

You are creative when it comes to defining scenes for the capture

You have a basic understanding of media production and/or image processing

Ideally you are familiar with tools like Blender, Unity, RealityCapture, Houdini, etc.

What you can expect

Flexible working hours

Open and friendly team work

Varied tasks with room for creativity

Exciting seminars and events

Networking with scientists

Active contribution in applied research

Interesting an innovative projects

Weekly working hours are determined by agreement. You can start from now on (as a student assistant min. 10 hours a week or as an intern for a period of at least three months ). You can reduce your hours before exams and increase them during semester breaks. You can flexibly determine the working days. After your studies, you have the option of working with us full or part time.

We would be happy to offer you the opportunity to write a bachelor’s or master’s thesis in cooperation with us in the above-mentioned subject area. The thesis will be assigned and carried out in accordance with the rules of your university. For this reason, please discuss the thesis with a professor who can advise you over the course of the project.

We value and promote the diversity of our employees’ skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity.


Interested? Apply online now (PDF: cover letter, CV, transcripts). We look forward to getting to know you!

Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS