[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc position in 3D Computer Vision for MAVs at the University of Zurich

Davide Scaramuzza scaramuzza.davide at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 05:45:47 PST 2013


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1 fully funded Postdoc position in 3D Computer Vision for Micro Aerial 
Vehicles (MAVs) at the University of Zurich: http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch
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**JOB DESCRIPTION**
You will 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 onboard camera-equipped MAVs.

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

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.

**YOUR SKILLS**

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
• 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.

**[DATES]**

- Starting Date: January 2014 (but later starts are also possible)
- Evaluation of the candidates starts immediately and officially closes 
on December 15, but will continue until the position is filled. Check 
our webpage for updates: http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch/positions.html

**[HOW TO APPLY]**

Please send a single PDF including (in the order) (1) a letter of 
motivation; (2) your CV (mention your Nationality, for visa 
requirements); (3) publication list; (4) list of at least 3 references; 
(5) up to 3 published major publications.
Include link to videos if available. The letter of motivation should 
comment on the required skills mentioned in the bullet points above.

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>

**[WHAT WE OFFER]**

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 
communities.

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.

**[ADDITIONAL INFO]**

- Info about the Robotics and Perception Group can be found at 
http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch
- 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 
http://www.uzh.ch/index_en.html

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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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