[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc position in real-time visual perception for autonomous ground vehicles

Gabe Sibley gsibley at gwu.edu
Wed Sep 12 13:02:59 PDT 2012

The Autonomous Robotics & Perception Lab at George Washington
University is looking for one postdoc to conduct research in
high-speed visual perception for autonomous ground vehicles.  We have
one competitively funded position available starting immediately.

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 ~500,000 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:
- Real-time structure-from-motion
- Multi-view stereo, correspondence and optic-flow algorithms
- Visual scene segmentation
- Dense visual SLAM for autonomous ground vehicles
- Energy efficient localization and mapping
- High speed perception and control for agile ground vehicles
- High speed object detection, tracking and avoidance

* Applicant Profile
- US Citizen
- 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
- Extensive experience with matlab, C/C++ programming, linux and OpenGL

* 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

* 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.

* Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Sibley immediately

Gabe Sibley, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
George Washington University

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