Perception, Display, and Fabrication Group

Open positions


The group Perception, Display, and Fabrication at the MMCI, Saarland University and the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science is looking for candidates for various positions: Ph.D. students, Postdocs, Interns. The two areas of our interest are computational displays and computational fabrication. Both of them with a smaller or bigger emphasis on human perception. More precisely, we are looking for people interested in the following areas:


"Perceptual Rendering for Immersive Displays" (Intern/PhD position)

Constant demand for higher quality pushes display manufacturers to increase the capabilities of new display devices. Current trends include high spatial and temporal resolutions as well as high dynamic luminance range. These developments impose significant requirements on the quality provided by computer graphics techniques. In this project, we, want to leverage the capabilities of current eye tracking systems to guide rendering for new display technologies. We want to design new computational techniques that track aspect of the human visual system and use this information to match the quality shown on the display devices with capabilities of the human visual system. We are looking for candidates with a master degree in computer science who would like to either pursue Ph.D. degree or do a 12-18 months internship in our group.

"Perceptually-aware Light Field Capture, Processing, and Display" (PhD position)

Light fields capture all visual cues that the human visual system experiences while observing the real world, including binocular vision, motion parallax or high dynamic range contrast. Their widespread use in high-quality digital media is currently limited due to the difficulties for acquiring, storing and processing the required data. In this project, we would like to address this challenge by proposing new and efficient ways of capturing, manipulating, and displaying light fields by incorporating knowledge about human perception.


Candidates, depending on the stage of their career, should have education in computer science, good programming skills (e.g., C++), and knowledge of typical software tools used in the graphics community (e.g., OpenGL, OpenCV, Matlab, etc.). We welcome people with a background in areas of neuroscience that are related to our interests (e.g., visual perception or haptic perception). We expect all candidates to be fluent in both written and spoken English. Above all, they should have a strong desire for research and publishing at top venues.


The applications should be sent to . The subject of the e-mail should start with a phrase: [Application]. The following documents will help evaluating the application: