Master 2 internship offers
Think about how much you rely on vision for all your daily activities in a seemingly effortless way. Now, think about what would happen if you were losing some visual capacity… It is the daily life of 253 million people being visually impaired, with a pathology that cannot be cured. What used to be enjoyable, effortless activities now require thought, preparation and a lot of adjustments.
With the fast-growing number of incurable eye diseases, crucial steps must be taken to (1) Understand pathologies through joint experimental and modeling studies, (2) design solutions for earlier and more decisive detection of visual pathologies, (3) develop efficient rehabilitation protocols and (4) conceive innovative vision-aid systems to empower patients with improved perceptual capacities.
To do this, we need to (1) work in synergy with neuroscientists and physicians, (2) be close to patients to assess their needs and understand their pathologies at a perceptual level and (3) design personalized solutions to create change and adoption. This will require developing state-of-the-art methods in mathematics and computer science, necessitating skills from many areas such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, human-machine interface, multimedia systems, etc. By doing so, we hope to contribute life-changing solutions for people with visual impairment.
Join us in building a more accessible world: The Biovision Lab is recruiting Master candidates to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary research team, whose primary goal is to study vision impairment from theoretical and applied perspectives. You will be based in Sophia-Antipolis on the French Riviera, in the Inria Research center. Funding opportunities will be available to pursue as a Ph.D. student, including support for fellowships abroad through our international network.
Candidates profile: Master of computer science, applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, digital humanities, linguistics, cognitive psychology
- Towards Large-Scale Evaluation Protocols for the Visually Impaired
- Algorithms for a new packing problem: Towards Reading Accessible Newspapers
Note: Salary for an internship is around 550 €/month. Inria has agreements with student residences and is proposing rooms at 90 €/month for 6 months, with breakfast included (after confirmation of the request by Inria). Learn more about the working environment and conditions.