[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Fully-funded PhD position in Mobile Robotics for Ambient Assisted Living

Nicola Bellotto nbellotto at lincoln.ac.uk
Wed Mar 5 08:29:46 PST 2014

College of Science - School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, UK

A PhD position is available in the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems
Research (L-CAS, http://robots.lincoln.ac.uk ) at the University of Lincoln

This 3 ½ year funded position is open to UK/EU candidates only and includes
tuition fees and a bursary at the current RCUK doctoral stipend levels.

The PhD position is offered in the area of mobile robotics for ambient assisted
living with potential application to health and elderly care. The successful
candidate will be expected to design, conduct and publish original research on
this topic, developing novel approaches for long-term monitoring and
assistance of humans, including activity perception, representation and
prediction, while taking into account the dynamics and changes that occur in
real world environments.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in an international and
ambitious team, working with state-of-the-art robotic hardware and software,
and benefitting from excellent support to produce and disseminate original
research contributions. Moreover, he/she will have the opportunity to work in
close collaboration with members of the L-CAS team involved in the European
FP7 project STRANDS (http://www.strands-project.eu), which focuses on long
term operations and interaction of robots in human populated environments.
There is an expectation that the successful candidate will participate in
international conferences and other activities as required.

The candidate will have a Bachelor or Master in Computer Science, Engineering,
Mathematics or Physics. He/she must have excellent mathematical and coding
skills (e.g. C++, Python), preferably with some knowledge of Linux OS.
Although not required, some previous experience in Machine Learning, Computer
Vision and/or Artificial Intelligence would be an advantage. The student should
be available to start the PhD as soon as possible.

The School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln scored highly in
the UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) with 85% of its outputs ranked
at international quality or better with 15% ranked world-leading. The School
provides a stimulating environment for academic research, and is based on the
picturesque waterfront campus in the vibrant city of Lincoln in high quality,
newly developed facilities. The research facilities available within the
School of Computer Science include well-appointed research laboratories and
office spaces with state-of-the-art computing facilities for an international
community of academics, researchers and graduate students.

In the first instance please contact Dr Nicola Bellotto and Dr Oscar Martinez
Mozos (nbellotto at lincoln.ac.uk , omozos at lincoln.ac.uk), with your CV and
transcript.  Put "Mobile Robotics for Ambient Assisted Living - PhD
Application" in the subject line.

Please note the studentship will be offered to the most suitable candidate on a
first come basis, so early application is encouraged.

Dr Nicola Bellotto
School of Computer Science
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln, LN6 7TS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1522 886080

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