PhD Research Intern, Computer Vision (Fall 2019)

Internship at Lyft

PhD Research Intern, Computer Vision (Fall 2019)

Internship at Lyft

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelInternship
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 05 Jun, 2019
  • CompetitiveCompetitive
At Lyft, community is what we are and it's what we do. It's what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.

From day one, Lyft's mission has been to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation. And self-driving cars are critical to that mission: they can make our streets safer, cities greener, and traffic a thing of the past. That's why we started Level 5, our self-driving division, where we're building a self-driving system to operate on the Lyft network.

Level 5 is looking for doers and creative problem solvers to join us in developing the leading self-driving system for ridesharing. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, and each has the opportunity to have an outsized influence on the future of our technology. Our world-class software and hardware experts work in brand new garages and labs in Palo Alto, California, and offices in London, England and Munich, Germany. And we're moving at an incredible pace: we're currently servicing employee rides in our test vehicles on the Lyft app. Learn more at lyft.com/level5.

In London, Lyft is working on building 3D visual maps at unprecedented scale using computer vision. Visual maps are a powerful tool for encoding and understanding the geometry and semantics of the world, which is a key component of safe and efficient autonomous driving. We are pushing the state-of-the-art Computer Vision techniques like visual SLAM and Structure from Motion (SfM) to new levels of accuracy, robustness, and scale. Our mission is to use large amounts of driving data to help accelerate the self-driving efforts in a very unique and potentially revolutionary research effort.

Responsibilities:
  • Execute on high-impact projects and innovate new solutions to problems in the self-driving space through utilizing large amounts of driving data
  • Convert publications to actual implementations
  • Stay in touch with current research, through literature review, reading group, etc.
  • Work closely with computer vision and machine learning engineers to process data for Level 5's autonomous vehicles
  • Work on distributed systems that process and transform large quantities of data
Experience:
  • In the process of obtaining a PhD degree in Computer Vision, Computer Science or related fields
  • Currently enrolled in a full-time PhD program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
  • Strong knowledge of CS fundamentals in one of Go / Python / C++
  • Experience in Computer Vision / Computational Geometry / Structure from Motion / SLAM
  • Ability to write testable and, modular code
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and collaborate across teams and disciplines
  • Excellent communication skills
Nice to Have:
  • Experience working on multiple aspects of machine learning and computer vision technology such as perception, objection recognition, localization, and deep learning
  • Experience in autonomous driving technology
  • Experience in computer imagery, graphics, data mining, and/or large-scale data processing
  • Knowledge of Open Computer Vision (OpenCV) code, TensorFlow, Caffe, or related technologies
Benefits:
  • Private health insurance, income protection, and life assurance benefits
  • Cycle to Work scheme option to purchase a bike and accessories tax free
  • Unlimited holiday
  • Pension scheme with 5% employer contribution
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible.
  • Weekly yoga sessions
Lyft proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Lyft believes that every person has a right to equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, pardoned record of offences, or any other basis protected by applicable law or by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Accommodation for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request in accordance with applicable law during the application and hiring process. Please contact your recruiter now if you wish to make such a request.

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About Lyft

Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the US population as well as in Ontario, Canada. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its respectful and friendly ex

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  • Position industryLogistics & Transport
  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Count of employess1,001-10,000 employees
  • FoundedFounded in 2012

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