[robotics-worldwide] (NEW) Engineer / Post-Doc Position at ENSTA-ParisTech "Embedded vision on parallel computing platform"

Antoine Manzanera antoine.manzanera at ensta.fr
Wed Mar 10 07:17:31 PST 2010

(New posting of a previous offer, with modified conditions, e.g. duration) 

 Embedded vision on parallel computing platform

The Electronics and Computer Science Laboratory of ENSTA-ParisTech (http://www.ensta.fr), carrying out academic and industrial research in Robotics and Vision, offers an Engineer / Post-Doctoral position to develop, characterize and optimize Vision applications on off-the-shelf parallel computing platform. 
Instances of such platform range from multicore processors and GPU to low power multimedia circuit embedded in cell phones (e.g. TI OMAP). They use dedicated development environments and operating systems, that will need specific learning efforts, possibly including some hardware aspects.  
Applications will be related to mobile robotics or video surveillance. More specifically, object characterization and recognition, or visual cartography and navigation for autonomous vehicle will be considered. Parallel computing will naturally be used to accelerate the most intensive tasks, such as feature extraction (e.g. salient points), or the implementation of machine learning techniques. A key issue will be to manage irregularity in data processing. 
Algorithmic choices, in particular those dealing with the target application or the adequation with the chosen architecture, will be made in collaboration with one or more faculty members, and the resulting works are vowed to be published.  
The preferred profile of the applicant is a post-doctoral researcher with particular interest in the actual realization of his ideas. He/she may hold only an MS, but with some additional professional experience (in such a case, the proposed position could then open to a PhD position).

Knowledge and skills:
- Comfortable with programming, including C and C++, and algorithmics
- Knowledgeable in Hard/Soft-ware, Operating systems, Parallel Computing
- Image processing and/or Machine learning skills appreciated

Human qualities:
- Motivation, tenacity
- Curiosity, open-mindness
- Good listening
- Easy relationship, good communication

Duration: 10 months starting may 2010 (possible extension afterwards)

Net salary: 2000 euros per month

Contact persons: Thierry.Bernard at ensta.fr, Antoine.Manzanera at ensta.fr

Antoine Manzanera

Labo. d'Electronique et Informatique
ENSTA-ParisTech - 32 Bd Victor - PARIS

Tel. +33 1 45 52 44 42
Mob. +33 6 28 20 99 46
Fax. +33 1 45 52 83 27


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