[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Open Postdoc position in Embedded Computer Vision for MAVs at the University of Zurich - MEETING OPPORTUNITY AT IROS'13

Davide Scaramuzza scaramuzza.davide at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 11:09:51 PST 2013

I am currently attending IROS'13 in Tokyo until November 7. Please drop 
me an email if you intend to meet me.

1 fully funded Postdoc position in Real-Time Embedded Computer Vision 
and Sensor Fusion for MAVs at the Robotics and Perception Group at the 
University of Zurich: http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch

The mission of the Robotics and Perception Group (http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch) 
is to develop algorithms using cameras, potentially in combination with 
other sensors (such as IMUs, lasers, RGBD, etc.), to enable autonomous 
navigation of agile MAVs in indoor and outdoor GPS-denied environments. 
Our applications target search and rescue and remote inspection scenarios.

You will be involved in a project in collaboration with an world leading 
industrial partner in Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs). You will actively 
contribute real-time 3D computer vision and sensor fusion algorithms to 
run on embedded computers onboard camera-equipped MAVs.

The position is fully funded and guaranteed for 12 months. An extension 
can be granted upon renewal of the project.


Extensive experience and a passion for computer vision, sensor fusion, 
mathematics, C/C++ programming, and abstract thinking. Apart from your 
curiosity, your communication skills and your ability to work in teams, 
you should meet the following requirements:
• PhD degree
• State-of-the-art computer vision know-how and deep knowledge of 
feature detectors, visual SLAM, image registration, optical flow, 
tracking, visual servoing, and sensor fusion
• Knowledge of control theory and experience in vision-based control
• Programming experience on embedded systems (e.g., ARM)
• Excellent C++ skills with several years of coding experience
• Ability to solve difficult vision problems and to push forward the 
development of the core algorithms with your ideas
• Skill to analyze and improve algorithms

Familiarity with libraries such as ROS, OpenCV, OpenGL and development 
tools including Matlab, Python, CMake, and Git would also be an advantage.

The candidate is expected to also participate in supervision of PhD's, 
Bachelor's, and Master's students and general lab-related activities.


- Starting Date: January 2014 (but later starts are also possible)
- Evaluation of the candidates starts immediately and officially closes 
on December 1, but will continue until the position is filled. Check our 
webpage for updates: http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch/positions.html


Please send a single PDF including (in the order) a short letter of 
motivation and your CV (including publication list and a list of at 
least 3 references) plus up to 3 published major publications
Include link to videos if available.

Send the above PDF to Prof. Dr. Davide Scaramuzza 
<scaramuzza.applications at gmail.com> quoting [Embedded Computer Vision 
Application] in the subject.

For questions, please contact Davide Scaramuzza using the same email 
address for the applications <scaramuzza.applications at gmail.com>


We offer an exciting research opportunity at the forefront of one of the 
most dynamic engineering fields. You will have both one of the steepest 
personal learning experiences in your life as well as the opportunity to 
make an impact in the MAV market and in the computer vision and robotics 

You will be working in a very international team of highly motivated and 
skilled people and will have access to excellent facilities (electronic 
and machine workshops, 3D printers, computing clusters, and motion 
capture systems). You will grow into a network of international robotics 
and computer vision professionals.

A Postdoc position is a regular job with social benefits in Switzerland. 
You will get a very competitive salary and access to excellent 
facilities. Zurich is regularly ranked among the top cities in the world 
for quality of life.


- Info about the Robotics and Perception Group can be found at 
- We are located in the Department of Informatics of the University of 
Zurich http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/index.html
- Information about the University of Zurich can be found at 


Prof. Dr. Davide Scaramuzza
Head of the Robotics and Perception Group: http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch
University of Zurich,
Andreasstrasse 15, AND 2.28, Zurich, Switzerland
Office: +41 44 635 2409


Prof. Dr. Davide Scaramuzza
Head of the Robotics and Perception Group: http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch
University of Zurich,
Andreasstrasse 15, AND 2.28, Zurich, Switzerland
Office: +41 44 635 2409

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