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Title: Research ScientistPosted: June 5, 2017
Company/Institution: Disney Research
Location: Pittsburgh, PA


Disney Research Pittsburgh seeking applicants for a Research Scientist position, at either junior or senior level, in Computer Vision. The research emphasis is on the visual recognition algorithms in image and video domains. This includes areas such as object and activity recognition/detection, joint vision + natural language processing, and other high-level visual structured prediction problems.

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. Our researchers collaborate closely with co-located academic institutions.


  • Drive value for Disney through groundbreaking research and innovation
  • Lead a research group with post-doctoral researchers, interns, and external collaborators
  • Publish results in top conferences within the field (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, etc.)
  • Participate in conferences, workshops and academic-industrial events
  • Develop a strong network of business partners within the company

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Proven track record of publications in top computer vision and/or ML conferences
  • Possess strong technical presentation skills and able to clearly communicate with technical and non-technical audiences

Desired Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral research experience
  • Technical breadth in computer vision and machine learning
  • Experience with neural networks and deep learning architectures

Application Instructions: Please email Please use DRP-RS-CV-2017 in your subject line. If you're interested in the position or for any further information, please contact Leonid Sigal (