[robotics-worldwide] JOB: Post-doc/RA position in Real-Time Vision and SLAM, Imperial College London

Andrew Davison a.davison at imperial.ac.uk
Tue Feb 5 03:52:14 PST 2013

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate to work with Prof 
Andrew Davison in the Robot Vision Research Group as part of a large and 
exciting new EPSRC-funded project. The overall project aim is an 
integrated attack on the software, compiler, runtime/operating systems 
and architecture challenges in manycore computer systems, driven by 3D 
scene understanding. Our aim is to use real-time computer vision as a 
way of pushing the frontiers for the practical architectures and system 
software at the heart of future mass-market devices --- building the 
foundation for future applications based on full awareness of the 
three-dimensional environment.

The project is a collaboration with experts all the way through the 
vertical stack from application to architecture, led by Prof. Paul Kelly 
at Imperial College, Prof. Michael O'Boyle in Edinburgh and Prof. Steve 
Furber in Manchester.

The researcher will take the lead on driving the computer vision aspects 
of the project together with Prof Davison. This will involve developing 
the novel computer vision capabilities which are best placed to benefit 
from and drive future computer system advances, building in particular 
on recent work on dense SLAM and scene understanding using parallel 
processing. He/she will also play a major role in liaising with project 
partners and working at the interface between disciplines on the 
transfer of software and techniques in both directions.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in modern 3D computer 
vision, but also a demonstrable interest and track record in the 
practical software skills, which enable high performance real-time 
applications. Previous experience in parallel implementation of vision 
algorithms is desirable.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a directly relevant area; 
exceptional candidates with no PhD but equivalent relevant industrial 
experience will also be considered.

Preference will be given to applicants with a pro ven research recor d 
and publications in the relevant areas. All applicants must be fluent in 

Fixed Term appointment for up to 3 years

Preferred Starting Date March 2013

Salary in the range: £32,100 - £40,720 per annum

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science 
among UK Universities. It has consistently been awarded the highest 
research rating (5*) in Research Assessment Exercises (RAE), coming 2nd 
in the 2008 RAE, and was rated as "Excellent" in the previous national 
assessment of teaching quality.

The position will be based at the South Kensington campus.  For 
information on the Robot Vision Research Group please see 

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website: 
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “job search” then 
enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20130028TT into 
“keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Applications must include:

     A college application form
     Please quote reference number PAMELA AD 0113 on the form
     A full CV
     A 2 page research statement indicating what you see are interesting 
research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is 

Should you have any queries regarding the application process contact 
Joanne Day at: research.officer at doc.ic.ac.uk

Closing Date: 28th February 2013

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena 
Bronze SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two Ticks 

Prof. Andrew Davison
Professor of Robot Vision
Department of Computing
Imperial College London
180 Queen's Gate

Office: Room 376, Huxley Building

ajd at doc.ic.ac.uk

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