[robotics-worldwide] Software Engineer/Postdoc Position in 3D Computer Vision and SLAM - Artificial Intelligence Lab, University of Zurich

Davide Scaramuzza scaramuzza.davide at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 08:50:54 PDT 2012

1 fully funded Software Engineer or Postdoc position in 3D Computer 
Vision at the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the University of Zurich


You will be involved in a product-oriented project in collaboration with 
an industrial partner leader in consumer electronics. As a Computer 
Vision expert, you will actively contribute 3D reconstruction and SLAM 
technology for computer mice, webcams, mobile phones etc.
Additionally, you will be involved in a variety of projects on 
vision-controlled ground and micro aerial vehicles (check my webpage).

The position is guaranteed for 12 months. An extension can be granted 
upon renewal of the project.


Extensive experience and a passion for image processing, mathematics, 
and abstract thinking. Apart from your curiosity, your communication 
skills and your ability to work in teams, you should meet the following 
• MSc or PhD degree
• State-of-the-art computer vision know-how and deep understanding of 
correspondence problems in 2D and 3D, such as image registration, image 
stitching, optical flow, tracking, and stereo vision
• Excellent C++ skills with several years of coding experience
• Ability to solve difficult vision problems and to push forward the 
development of the core image registration algorithms with your ideas
• Skill to analyze and improve algorithms

Experience in mobile robotics (with topics such as 2D/3D SLAM or 
tracking) and with camera systems (calibration, real-time vision) is a 
plus. Familiarity with libraries such as Qt, OpenCV, OpenGL and 
development tools including Matlab, Python, CMake, and Git would also be 
an advantage.

The candidate is expected to also participate in supervision of 
bachelor's and master's projects, and the general activities of the Lab.


- Starting Date: October 1, 2012 (but later starts are also possible)
- Evaluation of the candidates starts immediately but will continue 
until the position is filled


Please send a single PDF including (in the order) a short letter of 
motivation (half a page) and your CV (including publication list and a 
list of at least 3 references). For candidates holding a Masters' 
degree, please include your transcripts (BSc and MSc).
Send the above PDF to Prof. Dr. Davide Scaramuzza 
<scaramuzza.applications at gmail.com> quoting [3D Computer Vision 
Application] in the subject.

Optionally, send in a copy of undergrad project reports, semester papers 
or anything else that shows your ability for scientific work and writing.

For questions, please contact Davide Scaramuzza using the same email 
address for the applications <scaramuzza.applications at gmail.com>


We offer an exciting research opportunity at the forefront of one of the 
most dynamic engineering fields. You will have both one of the steepest 
personal learning experiences in your life as well as the opportunity to 
make an impact in the consumer-electronics market and in the computer 
vision and robotics communities.

You will be working in a very international team of highly motivated and 
skilled people. You will grow into a network of international robotics 
and computer vision professionals.

A Software Engineer or Postdoc position is a regular job with social 
benefits in Switzerland. You will get a very competitive salary and 
access to excellent facilities in one of the world's leading technical 
Robotics Labs. Zurich is regularly ranked among the top cities in the 
world for quality of life.


- The Ailab counts about 30 people (PhD, Postdocs, and technicians) with 
more than 10 different nationalities, electronic and machine workshops, 
3D printers, and a motion capture system
- Info about the Ailab can be found at http://ailab.ifi.uzh.ch/
- Information about our current computer vision and robotics past 
projects can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/scarabotix/
- The Ailab is located in the Department of Informatics of the 
University of Zurich http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/index.html
- Information about the University of Zurich can be found at 

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