[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD opening in Vision for Robotics at the University of Edinburgh (Margarita Chli)

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

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.

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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