Multiple Positions in Robotics/Vision/Learning at U. Innsbruck

Multiple Positions in Robotics/Vision/Learning at U. Innsbruck

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Sat, 31/07/2010 - 00:00

In a new research group in Intelligent Systems at the University of
Innsbruck, to be directed by Prof. Justus Piater, multiple positions
will shortly be available for postdoctoral researchers and doctoral
students.

* Our Opportunities

These (non-permanent) university research staff positions are not tied
to any specific research projects. Research topics are negotiable
within the range of activities of the research group. Topics of
particular interest include:

- gesture-based human-computer interaction
- video analysis for sign language transcription
- semantic understanding of observed manipulative actions
- exploratory learning from sensorimotor to conceptual levels
- learning to learn: leverage experience to guide future learning
- perception and inference for robotic grasping and manipulation
- landmark-based visual SLAM
- reactive algorithms for obstacle avoidance and navigation

Most of these topics tie in with one active and two upcoming
EU-FP7-ICT projects in Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics,
offering a vibrant and internationally well-connected research
environment.

Postdoctoral researchers are expected to assume leadership roles.
In addition, all positions involve minor teaching requirements.

Salaries are internationally competitive and commensurate with
qualification and experience.

* Your Profile

Applicants for a postdoctoral position should have earned, or be about
to earn, a doctoral degree in a relevant area, possess a strong
publication record commensurate with experience, and have demonstrated
strengths in at least one of the following areas:

- statistical machine learning
- probabilistic modeling and inference
- computer vision
- robotic grasping or manipulation
- autonomous mobile robotics

Applicants for a doctoral studentship should have earned, or be about
to earn, an M.Sc. degree or equivalent in a relevant area, possess an
excellent academic record, and have demonstrated prior achievements in
any of the above areas.

All applicants should possess good written and oral communication
skills in English, a strong mathematical background, and programming
experience. Enthusiasm for leading-edge research, a team spirit and
independent problem-solving skills are essential.

* The University of Innsbruck, Austria

The history of the University of Innsbruck dates back to 1669. It
offers a complete set of academic curricula and currently counts 25000
students. Founded in 2001, the Department of Computer Science is
currently expanding and is highly active in research.

Innsbruck is home to about 30000 students who imprint a distinctive,
international student atmosphere upon this beautiful city of 120000.
Beautifully located in the Tyrolean Alps, on the Inn river and
surrounded by peaks of up to 2718m, Innsbruck offers outstanding
recreational and cultural value all around the year.

* How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a letter of motivation, a curriculum
vitae, scanned transcripts and diplomas, and contact information of at
least two references as a single PDF file to Justus.Piater at ULg.ac.be.

Applications will be considered as they are received, until all
positions are filled. The earliest possible starting date is
September 15.