[robotics-worldwide] PhD Studies Opening at Purdue: Gesture recognition and interaction for navigation in complex datasets

Juan Wachs juan.wachs at gmail.com
Tue Aug 6 07:39:54 PDT 2013

PhD Studies Opening at Purdue: Gesture recognition and interaction for
navigation in complex datasets

The Intelligent Systems and Assistive Technologies Labs (ISAT), School of
Industrial Engineering, at Purdue University, has a Research Assistant (RA)
opening in the field of computer-vision and visual perception.


We are looking for an excellent Research Assistant (RA) with a good
background in computer vision and robotics, as well as an interest for
decision-making and cognitive sciences. A high level of programming skills
is required (C++, Matlab, Lisp). The applicant must have completed Master
studies with thesis in ECE, EE, CS or IE prior to starting the position.
The candidate is expected to start in Spring 2014. It is also expected that
the candidate will conduct his/her PhD research in this area of work, in
the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. International
conferences and journal publications in the area of computer vision and/or
robotics is a plus.


The project is dedicated to the study how physical performance (embodied
interaction), such as gesturing, can enhance visual processing, leading to
better solutions for spatial optimization problems. This involves
developing a framework to determine which body expressions best support
complex decision making in human-computer mixed systems. The methods
required in the project include systematic characterization of gestures
during complex problem solving, probabilistic modeling of the links between
attention, physical interaction, and task performance.

Information and applications:

Please send your CV, including your GPA, a list of
publications/conferences, and a list of references to:

juan.wachs at gmail.com
The deadline for applications is August 20, 2013.

The successful applicant will have to have ready and available his/her
TOEFL, GRE, Transcripts, etc until September 15, 2013.

Juan P. Wachs, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
School of Industrial Engineering Purdue University
315 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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