[robotics-worldwide] 2 PhD positions in Computer Vision and Learning at the University of Zaragoza

Javier Civera jcivera at unizar.es
Thu Nov 29 01:50:08 PST 2012

The Robotics Group at the University of Zaragoza, Spain is looking for two
highly motivated PhD students to join an industry-driven research project
in collaboration with a recently created start-up. The post is available
from January 2013. The successful candidate must have a degree(s) in
Engineering, Physics, Maths, Computer Science or a related field, with a
solid background in machine learning and/or computer vision. The PhD
students will work with Dr. Luis Montesano and Dr. Javier Civera.

Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria
below, curriculum vitae (including publications), and contact information
of at least one referee. A copy of the academic transcripts (i.e., your
grades in your bachelor and/or master degree(s)) should be included in the
application. Applications should be sent to  phd.call.unizar at gmail.com in a
single pdf document; indicating which one of the two positions is
preferred. Applications can be sent immediately and will be evaluated until
the position is taken.

Selection Criteria:

•       Excellent C/C++ and Matlab programming skills.
•       Excellent academic background. A Master degree in related fields
will be highly valued.
•       Experience in machine learning methods.
•       Experience in computer vision (3D vision and/or recognition).

The project aims to create portable technology to evaluate the behavior of
people on everyday situations, such as shopping.

Profile 1: 3D scene models from wearable cameras. The aim is camera
tracking and the creation of scene models from an image sequence obtained
with a wearable camera. The specific challenges that will be addressed are:
blurred images from rapid motion, scenes with low texture and the
estimation of high level semantics (e.g., inserting objects or humans in
the scene).  This PhD thesis will be mainly advised by Dr. Javier Civera.

Profile 2: Automatic creation of user profiles from behavioral data. The
research will focus on the development of algorithms to extract user
profiles from real data acquired during everyday activities. Data will
involve many different measures including trajectories, attention and
information provided by bio-sensors. This PhD thesis will be mainly advised
by Dr. Luis Montesano.

Javier Civera
(+34) 876555554

Departamento de Informatica e Ingenieria de Sistemas
Universidad de Zaragoza
C/ Maria de Luna, 1
50018 Zaragoza, Spain.

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