[robotics-worldwide] Post-Doc position at ISR/IST under a CMU-Portugal research project

Pedro U. Lima pal at isr.ist.utl.pt
Wed Jun 8 03:49:47 PDT 2011

(Apologies for multiple postings)

The Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR), a unit of the Laboratory of Robotics and Systems
Engineering in Science located at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), TU Lisbon, Portugal has
currently available 1 (one) post-doctoral research position in Computer Science/Electrical
and Computer Engineering. We are seeking highly motivated researchers to integrate the
research team for the project
"MAIS-S: Multiagent Intelligent Surveillance Systems"

The project is a collaboration between INESC-ID (Lisbon, Portugal),
Instituto Superior Tecnico/UTL (Lisbon, Portugal), Carnegie Mellon
University (Pittsburgh, USA), and ObservIT (Lisbon, Portugal), a
company working in the area of intelligent surveillance systems.

The successful candidates are expected to have a PhD in
computer science, electrical engineering or related area, with
experience in one (or more) of the following areas:

* Networked robot systems;
* Decision-theoretic planning under uncertainty;
* Robotics and computer vision.

The researchers are expected to contribute to the  project MAIS-S in
one or more of the following topics:

* Development of a decision-theoretic model for a vision-based
surveillance network that includes static and mobile nodes mounted on

* Development and implementation of planning/decision algorithms for
decentralized and automated control of the network (in terms of
data-flow, robot control, recovery from failure, etc.)

* Development of efficient inter-node communication strategies for
the network.

The grants have a duration of 12 months, easily renewable up to a
total of 24 months. The grants are expected to start on July 2011, and
will include accident insurance and social security contributions.

The grantees are expected to work with the Intelligent Robots and Systems
group at ISR/IST, and will also have the opportunity to work in close
collaboration with all the other partners of the project.

Applications should be sent to Pedro U. Lima (pal at isr.ist.utl.pt)
and should include 
* a detailed CV, including a list of publications, 
* a brief statement about research interests and motivation to join the
project, and 
* the name and contact of 3 references. 

Applications will be considered between June 15 and June 30, 2011.

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