[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Multiple studentships for Doctoral Research at the University of Freiburg, Germany

Wolfram Burgard burgard at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Mon Apr 14 07:23:43 PDT 2014

Multiple studentships for Doctoral Research 
at the University of Freiburg, Germany

The University of Freiburg invites candidates to apply for the fully
funded scholarship in the three-year PhD program of the Graduate School
of Robotics. This new program offers a novel perspective to relevant
problems in robotics in an inter-disciplinary approach involving
engineering, artificial intelligence, computer vision, computer graphics
and also humanities, cognitive and social sciences and law.

Autonomous intelligent robots are envisioned to be a key technology for
improving transportation, manufacturing and the way we live our life.
The Autonomous Intelligent Systems group at the University of Freiburg
belongs to one of the leading research labs in Europe in the area of
building robots that can autonomously operate in human environments and
robustly execute their tasks over longer periods of time. Graduates of
this interdisciplinary program will be highly-trained experts
knowledgeable in relevant sciences of robotics, state estimation,
control, computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence and
computer graphics. Strong links to research from humanities, law,
cognitive and social sciences and ethics will further extend the

Information on the scholarship:
  - funding period begins on June 1, 2014
  - standard duration of funding is 24 months, an extension of up to 12
    months is possible

  - the support will be approximately 1.500 Euro per month net income,
    plus additional 580 Euro for student research assistant activities
    (plus child allowance for parents)

The target group are candidates with a degree at master level in
robotics, computer science, artificial intelligence, computer vision,
computer graphics, embedded systems, electrical engineering, humanities
(literary and cultural studies), ethics, cognitive science, law and
social sciences, with a strong relation to science, technology or
innovation studies. We furthermore expect outstanding qualifications,
the motivation to obtain a Doctoral degree and the interest to work in
an interdisciplinary environment. Finally we require applicants to have
excellent communication skills in English.

The submission deadline is May 4, 2014. Applications should be send to
gs-robotics at informatik.uni-freiburg.de. The application documents should
consist of a single pdf file and include

  - Motivation letter (Expose, respectively)
  - Two letters of recommendation from professors or persons authorized
    to supervise dissertation projects
  - Curriculum vitae
  - Copies of the following documents: 
    a. Higher education entrance qualification (school-leaving certificate) 
    b. University examination certificates (intermediate examinations) 
    c. University diploma
    d. Any documents providing evidence of academic achievements,
       relevant practical experience, and qualifications earned at or
       out-side of the university

Candidates will be selected by the Grants Committee of the Graduate
School of Robotics of the University of Freiburg.

Further information can be obtained from 

Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard
Institute for Computer Science - Autonomous Intelligent Systems
Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg
Georges-Köhler-Allee 079
D-79110 Freiburg
Phone: +49-761-203-8026  (Secretary: +49-761-203-8006) 
Contact: gs-robotics at informatik.uni-freiburg.de

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