[robotics-worldwide] PhD positions in autonomous systems, robotics and computer vision at GWU

Gabe Sibley gsibley at gwu.edu
Sat Oct 1 08:01:38 PDT 2011

The Autonomous Robotics & Perception Lab at George Washington
University in Washington, DC, is looking for students with an
insatiable desire to explore and advance the field of autonomous
systems.   We have funded PhD positions available starting in Spring
and Fall 2012.

The successful applicant will join GWU at an exciting time of
substantial growth.  GWU has invested ~$500 million in Science and
Engineering; this includes a new 400,000 sq. ft. research complex and
32 new engineering faculty hires since 2008.

The successful applicant will work with Prof. Gabe Sibley and the
growing AI community in DC to advance the state of the art in robotic
perception and control (See http://faculty.cs.gwu.edu/~gsibley for
more information)

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Evolving scene perception for autonomous ground vehicles
- Localization and mapping for long-term autonomy
- Robust perception for space exploration
- Learning for long-term autonomy
- Multi-robot collaboration and competition
- High speed perception and control for gymnastic vehicles
- High speed object detection, tracking and avoidance
- Appearance based place and object recognition
- Unsupervised object discovery and object model learning
- Perception algorithms for mobile smart devices
- Real-time augmented reality for mobile smart devices
- Embedded systems and sensor networks

* Applicant profile
- Solid knowledge of C/C++ programming
- Experience with Matlab programming
- Excellent spoken and written English
- Exposure to robotics, computer vision, AI or machine learning

* Location and salary
- Downtown Washington, DC, USA
- Research will be conducted at the Autonomous Robotics & Perception Lab
- Salary is extremely competitive

* International collaboration and travel
The Autonomous Robotics & Perception Lab has strong ties to labs in
Oxford (UK), London (UK), Toronto (CA), Brisbane (AUS), Sydney (AUS),
Toulouse (FR), Genoa (IT) and Los Angeles (US).  Extended visits to
one or more of these labs could be possible.

* Application
- First, send the following materials to Prof. Gabe Sibley at gsibley at gwu.edu
      1) brief cover letter describing your background and research experience
      2) curriculum vitae
      3) statement of interests and anticipated future research (less
than a page)
- Second, applicants must apply to the PhD program (See

* Deadlines
- January 15, 2012 for admission in September 2012 (an early start in
January or May is possible for exceptional applicants who submit
- Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Prof. Sibley before the deadline

Gabe Sibley, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
George Washington University

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