[visionlist] Internship at Amazon in Tübingen, Germany

Wallis, Thomas twallis at amazon.com
Thu Nov 14 09:46:21 -04 2019

[Apologies for cross-postings]

More than 300 million people shop using Amazon's websites and mobile services. Images make up about 80 percent of the page content, and are essential for purchasing decisions. Reducing image file size without changing perceived quality helps to improve customers' shopping experiences: pages load fast and look good. This is particularly important when stable and fast internet connections are not the norm, as in mobile shopping and in some developing countries. In addition, reducing data transfer means reduced energy consumption.

To improve image delivery across Amazon retail, our team combines classical approaches to signal and image processing with research on human visual perception and recent advances in machine learning. If you're interested to do research on image compression and perceived quality in a setting with significant real-world impact, apply to do an internship on our team in Tübingen, Germany:


You are currently pursuing or about to complete a PhD in vision science, computer science, machine learning, psychology, or a related field with a strong quantitative focus. In addition, practical experience with machine learning algorithms and frameworks, human behavioral research and / or image compression would be a plus.

Duration is negotiable 3–6 months and start date is flexible.


Tom Wallis
Thomas Wallis | Senior Research Scientist, Amazon
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