[robotics-worldwide] Open Research Group Leader Position at KIT, Germany

Britta Hummel britta.hummel at mrt.uka.de
Wed Dec 12 08:16:22 PST 2007


The Department of Measurement and Control (MRT) at Karlsruhe Institute
of Technology (KIT) (www.kit.edu) specializes in
the development of intelligent sensing techniques for autonomous
vehicles and for automated visual inspection tasks. Research projects
focus on highly accurate vehicle positioning, automated map generation,
and environmental sensing with active camera and laser scanner data. We
are working in an interdisciplinary environment in cooperation with
international research institutions, the automotive industry and train

We invite highly motivated applicants for a vacant research group leader
position. The prospective candidate will be responsible for a research
group - including the supervision of PhD students and project
coordination with our partners - and initiate own research projects. The
MRT provides excellent infrastructural and scientific background for the
candidate to pursue his/her own line of research. The candidate will as
well be integrated in our post-graduate teaching activities.

The prospective candidate should hold a PhD in Mechanical or Electrical
Engineering, Computer Science or a related field. He/She should have a
strong theoretical background in at least 3 of the following areas:

-  Pattern Recognition
-  Distributed/Multimodal Sensor Data Fusion
-  3D Scene Reconstruction (structure-from-motion/stereo/...)
-  Image Understanding
-  Probabilistic modelling, reasoning and learning
-  Simultaneous localization and mapping
-  Map Matching

and should have hands-on experience thereof in areas like robotics,
automobile or railway systems. Knowledge of German language is helpful,
but not mandatory.

The position is intended for 3-5 years duration. Annual salary will be
approximately 40 - 55 kEuro (Bat1b / E14).

Applicants should send their application along with a CV, a detailed
statement of research plans, copies of three publications, and names and
contact information of at least 2 references. These documents should be
submitted as pdf attachments to: mrt at mach.uni-karlsruhe.de .

For further information contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Stiller,
Institut für Mess- und Regelungstechnik
Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Postfach 6980
76128 Karlsruhe
E-Mail: stiller at mrt.mach.uni-karlsruhe.de

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