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Research Residency

Emeryville, California - United States of America

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Job ID R-02124 Location Emeryville, California, United States Business Pixar Animation Studios Date posted Aug. 09, 2019

Job Summary:


  • Machine Learning - Resident will assist in research projects examining how machine learning can be used to create more efficient workflows and creativity in our movie making process. These projects will have access to unique datasets and problems ranging from animation to geometry processing
  • Rendering - Resident will explore areas that make our rendering systems more efficient and expressive. Topics include better sampling strategies, improved material models, and denoising
  • Simulation - Resident will investigate and develop state of the art simulation techniques that allow our artists to create the interesting and visually complex look of our films. Topics include new physical models in solid and fluid mechanics, as well as robustness, efficiency, and art directability for simulation


Applicants should have completed or will soon complete their Ph.D. studies. A strong background in computer graphics, simulation, or machine learning is expected. The position is full-time for up to 2 years, re-evaluated annually.


  • Statement of Research Interests
  • PDF of Resume/CV

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Pixar Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Pixar Animation Studios.

Pixar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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