[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Two postdoc positions in computer vision at Carnegie Mellon University

Christoph Mertz cmertz at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Nov 5 14:22:15 PST 2013

(Please send all inquiries about this position to Christoph Mertz: 
cmertz at andrew.cmu.edu)

The Navlab group at the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute 
has immediate openings for two post-doctoral fellow positions.

The successful candidates will conduct research on projects that involve 
3D reconstructions of scenes from images (uncalibrated stereo) and 
detection of traffic relevant objects like signs, lane paintings, road 
condition (dry, wet, snow covered), cars, etc. in millions of images. 
For some applications these reconstructions and detections need to be 
done live, in others they are done offline. In many cases additional 
information like GPS and orientation of the camera is available, as well 
as map information and models of objects. All these information need to 
be used to expedite the reconstruction and detection for live 
application and increase the accuracy and robustness offline. Among the 
applications are rapid 3D reconstruction of accident and crime scenes, 
inventory and monitoring of traffic infrastructure, and detection of 
deteriorating road conditions.

The Navlab consists of faculty members, research staff, post-docs, 
graduate students, and undergraduate students. The day-to-day 
supervision is done by Dr. Luis Navarro-Serment and Dr. Christoph Mertz. 
The group is managed by Prof. Martial Hebert.

The position is for one year, extendable to a second year upon mutual 

Qualification requirements: applicants must have an earned doctorate in 
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline. 
Highly desirable skills include programming in Matlab and C/C++, 
knowledge of uncalibrated stereo, object detection, and machine learning.

Other experiences that are beneficial include: Linux, OpenCV, 
Point-Cloud-Library, ROS, GIS, OpenStreetMap, Google Earth/kml, Android 
programming, OpenCV on Android, python.

To apply, please contact Christoph Mertz (cmertz at andrew.cmu.edu) with 
your curriculum vitae, letter of application summarizing relevant 
research interests and accomplishments, and the names and contacts of 
three references. Put “PostDoc Application: 3D reconstruction and/or 
object detection" in the subject line.

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