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

Gabe Sibley gsibley at gwu.edu
Sat Oct 8 15:38:21 PDT 2011

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

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.

You will collaborate closely with Prof. Gabe Sibley and the growing AI
community at GWU to advance the state of the art in robotic perception
and control (See http://faculty.cs.gwu.edu/~gsibley for more
information).  The applicant will demonstrate a desire to propose and
conduct original research with the near-term expectation of moving
into a Research Scientist or Research Faculty role.

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
- Have a PhD with a focus in robotics, computer vision, AI, machine
learning or related field
- Excellent spoken and written English
- Track record of high quality publications in internationally
recognized peer-reviewed venues
- Experience with matlab and C/C++ programming

* Location and salary
- Downtown Washington, DC, USA
- Research will be conducted at the Autonomous Robotics & Perception Lab
- Highly competitive wages with compensation for high cost of living in DC

* Application
- Send the following materials to Prof. Gabe Sibley at gsibley at gwu.edu
  1) cover letter describing your background and research experience
  2) curriculum vitae
  3) three sample publications
  4) statement of interests and anticipated future research

* Deadline
- Nov 25, 2011, with starting dates as early as January 2012
- Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Sibley immediately

* 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.

Gabe Sibley, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
George Washington University

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