[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc for Navigation/SLAM project at Georgia Tech
dellaert at cc.gatech.edu
Fri Feb 15 15:20:19 PST 2013
Postdoctoral Research Position at Georgia Tech (US and NATO countries only): Plug‐and‐Play Navigation using Factor Graphs
The Department of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the area of sensor fusion, autonomous navigation, and SLAM. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computer science, robotics, electrical engineering, or a related scientific or engineering field, and a proven track record of designing and testing algorithms in probabilistic estimation for autonomous systems, preferably road vehicles and/or aerial platforms. This includes publications in top-tier robotics or computer vision venues, such as ICRA, IROS, RSS, ICCV,CVPR, and ICCV, and journals such as IEEE TRO, IJRR, PAMI, or IJCV.
The successful candidate will work with Prof. Frank Dellaert and supervise two graduate students in a DARPA-sponsored research project, aimed at implementing and testing Plug‐and‐Play Navigation Algorithms that use factor graphs as their computational substrate, building on the work previously published here:
• Factor Graph Based Incremental Smoothing in Inertial Navigation Systems, Vadim Indelman, Stephen Williams, Michael Kaess, and Frank Dellaert, Intl. Conf. on Information Fusion (FUSION), 2012
• Concurrent Filtering and Smoothing, Michael Kaess, Stephen Williams, Vadim Indelman, Richard Roberts, John J. Leonard, and Frank Dellaert, Intl. Conf. on Information Fusion (FUSION), 2012
Hence, experience with Georgia Tech's open source GTSAM toolbox (tinyurl.com/gtsam) or similar software (G2O, Ceres) is considered a big plus, as is experience with structure from motion in computer vision.
The position is available immediately, from March, 2013 for a period of 12 months, with a possible extension for an additional 4 months, or more if the candidate is able to help bring in new research grants to support his/her stay. Unfortunately, because of the source of the research funding, the position is open only to citizens of the US and NATO countries.
Applicants should send a cover letter that briefly describes their background and career plans, a CV, copies of up to three relevant publications, and the names and contact information for three references. These documents should be submitted as PDF attachments to an email with the subject line "ASPN postdoc application", sent to the following email address: Dellaert at cc.gatech.edu
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