The Unity Technologies Company wants to provide an opportunity to enrolled graduate students to go beyond, and work on relevant and applied research related to games and enable them to bring this research back to their schools and communities of practice.” Hence they are pleased to announced Unity Labs’ new Global Research Fellowship Program. In order to apply, the applicant must be a student as an individual enrolled at an accredited institution in a master’s level, Ph.D. program or equivalent. The aim of the fellowship program is to support graduate researchers working on research challenges in machine learning for video games. Unity will award two fellowships of $60,000 amount. Each fellow will receive a total stipend of $30,000 USD.
Unity Technologies is a name synonymous the video game development as its Unity engine is widely used across the world creating the latest titles whether they’re standard PC/console, virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) projects. Unity is a breakthrough development platform for creating high quality 3D interactive entertainment content including video games, training simulations and medical and architectural visualizations.
The 2017 Global Graduate Fellowship Program aims at identifying and supporting graduate researchers working on cutting edge research, and specific research challenges, that we have identified as required to advancing the next generation 3D interactive entertainment content authoring.
We’ve identified deep learning as one of the research areas that is changing the game development content authoring pipelines. Unity’s next generation of content creation tools and workflows incorporate machine learning to improve the Unity editor usability and developer or artist game development workflow(s).
We are soliciting applications from individual graduate researchers interested to address these next generation research challenges in reinforcement learning and deep learning generative nets for games.
The applications for the 2017 Unity Global Graduate Fellowship Program is due on 9 September 2017, at 12:00 Midnight PST. Further information click here.