[robotics-worldwide] full-time vision positions at JPL

Larry Matthies lhm at robotics.jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Nov 15 13:23:46 PST 2006

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applications for 
full-time research staff and research associate positions in JPL's 
Computer Vision Group. Areas of research for these positions are 
predominantly in the use of computer vision for autonomous navigation 
of unmanned ground and air vehicles, including NASA planetary 
exploration applications and Earth-based applications (cross-country, 
on-road, and airborne). Earth-based applications include navigation 
in dynamic environments requiring perception and reasoning about 
other moving actors in the scene. Growth is also occurring related 
applications of computer vision involving recognition and tracking, 
not specifically for navigation. Multi-sensor approaches to such 
problems are being pursued with a broad array of active and passive 
sensors. Research activities span basic algorithm research through 
real-time implementation and field demonstration.

Applicants for a research staff position should hold a PhD degree in 
computer science, electrical engineering, or a related discipline and 
have a track record of relevant research. The successful candidate 
will join existing projects, assume leadership of such projects as 
appropriate, and be expected to develop and fund an independent 
research thread within the group. Strong oral and written 
communications skills are required.

Applicants for a research associate position should hold a BS or MS 
degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related 
discipline and have strong programming skills. The successful 
candidate will participate in research and development in the above 
areas, primarily supporting implementation, with a degree of 
independence tied to experience.

New graduates and experienced candidates will be considered for 
appointments at appropriate levels. For more information about 
computer vision and robotics at JPL, see 
http://robotics.jpl.nasa.gov. Please respond with a letter describing 
your research interests, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three 
references (with telephone numbers and postal and e-mail addresses) 

Dr. Larry Matthies
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail stop 125-209
4800 Oak Grove Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099 USA
Tel: +1-818-354-3722
E-mail: larry.matthies at jpl.nasa.gov

JPL conducts research, development, and operation of spacecraft and 
scientific instruments for unmanned exploration of the solar system. 
JPL also conducts research and development on a wide range of other 
topics of national interest that exploit JPL's expertise, which spans 
mechanical, electronic, and information science technologies relevant 
to development of unmanned systems, sensors, and remote sensing data 

JPL is Federally Funded Research and Development Center sponsored by 
NASA and is also an operating division of the California Institute of 
Technology (Caltech). JPL and Caltech are equal 
opportunity/affirmative action employers. Women, minorities, 
veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.


Dr. Larry Matthies
Supervisor, Computer Vision Group
Senior Research Scientist/Principal MTS
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop 125-209
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
818-354-3722, fax 818-393-0879, cell 818-640-7321
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