Postdoctoral position at IDIAP (CH)

Postdoctoral position at IDIAP (CH)

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Mon, 22/02/2010 - 01:00

Postdoctoral position in multimodal processing
for interaction with robots at Idiap Research Institute (CH)

The IDIAP Research Institute (, associated with EPFL
(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) seeks a qualified
candidate for one postdoctoral research position in computer vision,
audio processing, and machine learning for multimodal interaction in
The positions is available immediately.

The research will be conducted in the context of the Humavips project
funded by the European Commission
The position offers the opportunity to collaborate with prominent European
research teams in robotics, vision, and multimodal interaction. The
overall goal of the project is to endow humanoid robots with
audio-visual sensing and interaction capabilities for navigation in
complex environments, person localization, and social
interaction. Specific research areas involve the design of perceptual
algorithms to recognize human nonverbal behavior from audio-visual
sensors; new approaches to identify people interactions and
relationships; and principled methods to exploit physical and social
context for effective human-robot interaction.

The postdoctoral researcher should have a strong background in machine
learning, computer vision, audio processing, or robotics. Experience
in one or several of the following areas is required: human tracking,
event recognition and discovery, and human-robot or human-computer
multimodal interfaces. The applicant should also have strong
programming skills. The position is for one year with possibilities
of renewal based on performance. Salaries are competitive.

Idiap is located in Martigny in Valais, a scenic region in the south
of Switzerland surrounded by the highest mountains of Europe, which
offers multiple recreational activities, including hiking, climbing,
and skiing, as well as varied cultural activities, all within close
proximity to Lausanne and Geneva. Idiap is an equal opportunity
employer and offers a young, multicultural environment where English
is the main working language.

For further details and application please contact:

Jean-Marc Odobez (odobez(at), tel : +41 (0)27 721 77 26)
Daniel Gatica-Perez (gatica(at), tel : +41 (0)27 721 77 33)