[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD opening in Vision for Robotics at the University of Edinburgh (Margarita Chli)
mchli at inf.ed.ac.uk
Thu May 8 06:18:39 PDT 2014
One fully funded Ph.D. position in the Vision for Robotics Lab of the
Institute of Perception, Action and Behavior (IPAB) of the School of
Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.
This project is to be supervised by Dr. Margarita Chli and aims at
exploring different aspects of vision-based Simultaneous Localization
And Mapping (SLAM) and dense reconstruction for navigation of small
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The studentship is available
More info: http://margaritachli.com/positions.html
--- CANDIDATE'S PROFILE ---
Applicants should have a strong analytical background, good
programming skills and hold a relevant degree (e.g. in Computer
Science or Engineering) with excellent grades. A good level of spoken
and written English is required, while a background in Computer Vision
and/or Robotics is desirable.
--- HOW TO APPLY ---
Applications should be sent via email (mchli at inf.ed.ac.uk) reading the
code "VIS4ROB-PHD" in the subject line and should include the following:
- A full CV
- A cover letter describing your background, qualifications, research
interests (max. 1-page in 10pt font size).
- Degree certificate(s) and transcripts.
- Names and contact details of two referees.
--- ENVIRONMENT ---
Hosting a multitude of international and world-leading researchers,
the School of Informatics provides a truly inspirational research
environment. With Edinburgh leading the scores table in Computer
Science and Informatics in the last two Research Assessment Exerceises
(RAE), the School has established itself as the largest and best
Informatics research center in the UK, while the University of
Edinburgh has been consistently ranked amongst the world's top
universities. The Vision for Robotics Lab led by Dr. Margarita Chli
investigates vision-based perception for robots such as small UAVs and
apart from have strong international collaborations it is has key
involvement in the £6.1M Robotarium initiative to create a cutting
edge Robotics Centre in Edinburgh.
--- LIVING ---
Edinburgh, is considered one of the most attractive and desirable
living locations in the world regularly polling as one of the best
places to live. Famous for its international festivals and the
thriving music and art scene, the city of Edinburgh was named European
destination of the year in 2012 (World Travel Awards) and Best UK city
2012 (for 12th year in a row, by the Guardian travel awards).
Dr. Margarita Chli
Head of the Vision for Robotics Lab
IPAB, School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
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