[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Several Open PhD Positions at the University of Bonn

Cyrill Stachniss cyrill.stachniss at igg.uni-bonn.de
Thu Dec 18 03:02:34 PST 2014

Several Open PhD Positions at the University of Bonn

The lab for photogrammetry at the University of Bonn headed by Cyrill Stachniss is seeking for several highly qualified and highly motivated PhD students in the area of autonomous robots and visual perception. 


We seek for students, who earned a master's degree in computer science, geodesy, or a related engineering discipline with a background in robotics, navigation, perception, photogrammetry, or computer vision. The candidates are envisioned to conduct top-level research and at the same time contribute to ongoing projects on robot navigation, micro aerial vehicles, precision farming, or industrial robotics. Programming skills in C++ are important and expertise in working with real robotic systems is welcome. International candidates are encouraged to apply, knowledge of German language is welcome but not required.


Qualified applicants holding a master's degree should provide the following material:

1) Cover letter briefly describing their background and motivation 
2) CV including their master's degree certificate / transcript of record
3) Link to their web-site
4) Date of availability
5) One reference letter

All documents should be submitted by January 6 via email as a single pdf file smaller than 10 MB to Cyrill Stachniss (cyrill.stachniss at igg.uni-bonn.de) with the email subject line: PHD APPLICATION


The lab is headed by Cyrill Stachniss and is concerned with techniques for visual perception and photogrammetry, mobile robots and autonomous navigation, as well as state estimation and learning in the context of mobile robotics. In the past, the lab members developed several innovative approaches for mobile robot navigation and for photogrammetric applications. This includes techniques for learning two- and three-dimensional maps, exploration, outdoor-navigation with rovers and mapping with multi-copters. The lab participates in various national and international projects funded by the German Research Foundation and the European Commission. Currently, around 50% of the PhD students of the photogrammetry lab are international students from outside Germany.


Bonn is a city on the banks of the river Rhine in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia with a population of 311,000. The city has been founded in the first century BC as a Roman settlement and it is one of Germany's oldest cities. Bonn has an oceanic climate and due to its location few kilometers south of the Cologne basin valley, it belongs to one of Germany's warmest regions along the Rhine. Bonn is located around 25 km south of Cologne. A visual impression of Bonn can be found here:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/24/General_view_over_bonn.jpg (from Wikipedia)


The position is a full-time position payed according to the German TVL E-13 payment scheme. 


* Photogrammetry Lab: http://www.ipb.uni-bonn.de

* University of Bonn: http://www.uni-bonn.de

* Bonn, Germany: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonn

* Salary calculator (in German): http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/tv-l/west/


Prof. Dr. Cyrill Stachniss
Department of Photogrammetry
University of Bonn
Nussallee 15
53115 Bonn

Email: cyrill.stachniss at igg.uni-bonn.de
Secretary: +49 228 73 2713 
Direct: +49 228 73 2714 
Fax: +49 228 73 2712 
Web: http://www.ipb.uni-bonn.de/stachniss/

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