[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc Position in Dynamic Bayesian Networks

Ben Krose krose at science.uva.nl
Fri Jul 27 08:13:43 PDT 2007

The IAS group at the Intelligent Systems Laboratory of the University of
Amsterdam invites applications for a Postdoc position in the field of

Dynamic Bayesian Networks for Activity Recognition

The Intelligent Systems Laboratory is a outstanding research lab in
processing pictorial, textual and time-based information, in which the
Intelligent Autonomous Systems group focuses on intelligent systems like
robots, smart cars and smart homes.

vacancy number 07-1052

In the context of various national and European research projects, our
laboratory is looking for a postdoc who will work on learning and
inference algorithms for DBN’s and vision algorithms and supervise ongoing
work of Ph.D. students in the fields of:
•        Multimodal sensory information processing
•        Activity recognition and monitoring of elderly with simple sensors
•        Personal robots in smart homes

The results will be used in Multimedia and Ambient Intelligence settings,
and enable the environment to recognize the activities of the users and to
interact with them. There is some flexibility in which the focus of the
work will be laid, and personal initiative is strongly encouraged. The
research is carried out in an international context, which will enable the
candidate to have regular interactions with other research teams in the
fields of ambient intelligence, robotics throughout Europe and

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science or
Artificial Intelligence and has shown a track record in Computational
Intelligence/Machine Learning by means of publications in the field.
Candidates are expected to be experienced with programming in Matlab or

More information
The Intelligent Systems Laboratory Amsterdam is located in the Amsterdam
Science Park. Amsterdam is a lively city that offers a great variety of
cultural and recreational activities. English is both the main spoken
language in the campus and broadly accepted in every day communication in
the city.
The IAS group strongly promotes interaction with the international
community and research funds are available to sponsor travel,
accommodation and personal expenses for conferences and scientific events.

Further information can be obtained from dr. ir. Ben J. A. Kröse,
Informatics Institute, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands; tel. +31 20 525 7461; email:
krose at science.uva.nl.

The appointment will be full time (38 hours a week) for a period of one
year with a possible extension to two years. The gross monthly salary will
be in accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel
and will range from € 2,279 up to a maximum of € 3,597 (scale 10), based
on a full-time appointment and depending on the number of years of
professional experience.

Job application
Applications should include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a
list of publications, and the names and contact information of two
referees. Applications, quoting the vacancy number in the subject line,
may be emailed to application at science.uva.nl. Closing date is 1 September

Refer to
web site Faculty of Science (English language)
web site ‘Working at the UvA’ (for international staff members)
web site Informatics Institute

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