[robotics-worldwide] Fwd: Job Openings (1 Post-doc and 1 Research Programmer) on a DARPA Mind’s Eye Project at SUNY Buffalo

Venkat N. Krovi vkrovi at eng.buffalo.edu
Wed Jun 30 13:33:17 PDT 2010


Job Openings (1 Post-doc and 1 Research Programmer) on a DARPA Mind’s Eye
Project at SUNY Buffalo

Applications are invited for (a) postdoctoral research associate position
and (b) research programmer position to work on video-analysis (object,
event, and activity modeling of articulated systems including humans,
learning and recognition) funded by the DARPA Mind’s Eye Program
http://www.darpa.mil/tcto/solicitations/BAA-10-53.html.

The successful candidates will join this interdisciplinary effort involving
5 senior investigators (Jason Corso, Venkat Krovi, Raymond Yun Fu, Michalis
Petropoulos and Werner Ceusters) and 4 graduate student assistants and play
a critical role in making key research and developmental contributions.
Specific details and requirements of each of exciting positions can be found
at http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~jcorso/job-openings.html.


A) Post-Doc Position: Hierarchical Generative Object and Activity Modeling
in Video

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The goal of the research project to model person-person and person-object
interactions in video. The research will involve learning generative
hierarchical models of objects and activities from large unlabeled or
partially labeled data collections; learning will be conducted with a
human-in-the-loop to provide domain semantics.  The probabilistic models of
objects and activities will be grounded in a domain ontology, which will
guide both learning and inference by providing high-level, symbolic
reasoning. Advances in statistical inference will be required to support
rapid activity recognition with the generative models.


The position is open to all US (and non-US citizens) who hold a Ph.D. in
computer science, applied mathematics/statistics, electrical engineering, or
equivalent, have a strong publishing record in top-notch conferences and
journals, have a strong understanding of computer vision, robotics, machine
learning, and knowledge representation/ontologies, are experienced
programmers beyond Matlab, and have experience with UNIX platforms.  The
position is funded for three years and renewable on an annual basis given
adequate progress. Salary is competitive and based on experience and
University policy.


B) Research Programmer Position

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The primary emphasis is on high-level video analysis with elements of
semi-supervised machine learning, statistical inference, and working with
massive data.  The ideal candidate holds a BS (MS or PhD preferred) in
Computer Science or a related technical field. Experience is preferred but
not required. S/he is a good communicator and able to understand
mathematical concepts and translate them into source code. S/he is
experienced in Matlab, Java, C/C++, including JNI/JNA, Swing, Scientific
Programming, and GPU development. The primary development platform is Unix
(Darwin/BSD, Linux) and the candidate must demonstrate familiarity with the
platform.  The position is funded for three years and renewable on an annual
basis given adequate progress. Salary is competitive and based on experience
and University policy.

For both openings, inquiries by e-mail ({jcorso,
vkrovi}@buffalo.edu<jcorso,%20vkrovi%7d at buffalo.edu>)
are welcome before a formal application. An application requires a CV,
reprints/preprints, and the names of 3 references. Code samples are required
for the programmer position.

Best Regards
Venkat Krovi
--
Venkat N. Krovi
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo

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