[robotics-worldwide] Research Assistantship (RA) Opening: Gesture interaction for navigation in complex large scale networks

Juan Wachs juan.wachs at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 19:58:11 PDT 2013

Research Assistantship (RA) Opening: Gesture interaction for navigation in
complex large scale networks.

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


We are looking for an excellent Research Assistant 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 2013. 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.


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 <jpwachs at purdue.edu>
The deadline for applications is August 1, 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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