[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc position in Computational Intelligence for ITS and Robotics

Urbano Nunes urbano at isr.uc.pt
Tue Sep 25 11:09:59 PDT 2007

Postdoc position in Computational Intelligence for ITS and Robotics

Job summary:

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral research position in the 
field of Computational Intelligence and Information Processing for ITS 
and Robotics. PhD in relevant fields, at least 3 years research 
experience and a good record of publications are mandatory. Experience 
in project coordination and post-graduation student supervision are 
highly recommended.

Job description/Position Responsibilities:

In the context of various national/international research projects, the 
Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR-University of Coimbra) is 
looking for a PosDoc who will work on computational intelligence/machine 
learning methods and algorithms for perceptual and cognitive information 
processing, for intelligent autonomous vehicles (IAV) and ITS simulation 
applications, and supervise postgraduate student projects in the fields: 
multimodal sensory information processing for perceptual modules; 
pedestrians and vehicles recognition; multiagent-based models for IAV 
and ITS simulation; intelligent semantic information retrieval in ITS 
domain. There is some flexibility in how the outline of the work will be 
developed, and personal initiative is strongly encouraged. The research 
is carried out in an international context, which will enable the 
candidate to have interactions with other research teams in the fields 
of IAV and ITS in general. Additionally, the candidate is expected to 
strengthen ITS-related research areas in ISR-UC and is expected to apply 
for research funds. The candidate will be able to collaborate in 
post-graduate teaching activities, both at MSc and PhD levels.

Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates must have a PhD in Computer Science or related field and at 
least 3 years research experience with a good record of publications. 
The ideal candidate will have good scientific knowledge and experience 
in some of the following areas: computer science, information 
processing, agent-based systems, cognitive robotics. Candidates are 
expected to be experienced in C++, Linux and real-time programming.

More Information:

The ISR-UC is a research institute, with modern laboratory facilities, 
located in the new engineering campus of the Coimbra University, 
Portugal. The ISR-UC strongly promotes interaction with the 
international community.

Contract conditions:

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary in
accordance with the university regulations for a researcher. The
position is for one year, with possible contract renovation up to 5 years.
The annual gross income, before taxes, will be 3,038.06 Euros x 14 months.


Enquiries about this vacancy and applications should be sent to

Prof. Urbano Nunes
Institute for Systems and Robotics
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Coimbra—Polo 2
3030-290 Coimbra

By email to urbano at isr.uc.pt

with the following information:

Identification of the candidate
Curriculum Vitae/resume
Letters of Reference
Statement of purpose for the period of the contract.
Closing date: 01 October 2007

For more details, including application deadlines and selection 
committee, see

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