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Video Processing Research Intern (Sum)

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Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Sunnyvale, US

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones.


As an intern, the Dolby U program offers impactful, project-based work experience in a collaborative, creative environment where you work side by side with industry leaders. Amplify your insatiable curiosity by implementing real-world solutions that revolutionize how people communicate and how entertainment is created, delivered, and enjoyed worldwide. For anyone seeking to gain invaluable expertise through meaningful, personal contributions, join us to design a future where technology meets entertainment!



You will bring your experience in video encoding and processing technology to Dolby Vision system. As a prerequisite for your work, you have proven knowledge of the signal/image/video processing/machine learning/computer vision. Your solid understanding of trade-offs between computational complexity and picture quality gain of different implementations will guide you in decisions. You will research and develop new algorithms to improve Dolby Vision system, develop proof-of-concept prototype, and evaluate end-to-end system performance. You must have an in-depth understanding of the key processes in image and video processing systems. You have extensive experience in developing encoding and video pre-/post-processing algorithms with machine learning and computer vision skills to improve perceptual picture quality. You will join a highly skilled and motivated team to research and develop advanced video encoding and video processing technologies to improve user experience.



  • Works with a general understanding of competitive technologies in the area of focus.
  • Works to understand the system context in which new technologies will be used and the requirements that the technology must fulfill for success.
  • Creates early-stage conceptual models that demonstrate feasibility.
  • Creates application-level reference software and/or cloud signal processing software that are efficient, modular, well documented, bug free and understandable by others skilled in the art.
  • Document and present the new algorithms and implementations in various forms, such as technical white papers and internal meeting
  • Maintain the highest technical and moral integrity for Dolby in the workplace and marketplace.



  • Ph.D. student in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in developing algorithms for video compression and video processing learning systems.
  • Intimately familiar with video processing, video coding, computer vision, and machine learning systems, as well as corresponding software in consumer and professional products.
  • In-depth understanding of pre-/post-processing algorithms including implementation aspects.
  • Proficient in Matlab/C/C++ programming applied to image/video processing is required.
  • Self-motivated, quick learner and strong team player with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • It is highly desirable to have one or more of the following:
    • Experience in filing patents of newly developed technologies.
    • Hands-on experience in applying Computer Vision and Machine Learning algorithms to image processing problems
    • Proven track record of successful research accomplishments, published papers, and/or patent applications in the field of video encoding and processing.



Working towards a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field; recent grads who are within 6 months of graduation are also eligible to apply. Must be available to work full-time Monday – Friday for 3 months between May/June 2022 – Aug/Sept 2022.

Start dates for the internship are as follows: (*note* these dates are not flexible)

  • Monday, May 23, 2022
  • Monday, June 6, 2022
  • Monday, June 20, 2022


Dolby will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12


Equal Employment Opportunity:
Dolby is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our success depends on the combined skills and talents of all our employees. We are committed to making employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, family status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.