[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Position in Robot Vision at the University of Zurich - Meeting opportunity at ECCV

Davide Scaramuzza scaramuzza.davide at gmail.com
Sun Sep 7 14:50:00 PDT 2014

I'm currently attending ECCV in Zurich. Please contact me if you would 
like to meet in person.

An opportunity has arisen for a PhD student to work with Prof. Davide 
Scaramuzza in the Robotics and Perception Group as part of several 
research projects sponsored by Google and NCCR Robotics: 

As a PhD student in Robot Vision, you will actively contribute active 
perception and navigation algorithms for swarms of flying and ground 
mobile robots. An up-to-date list of our current research projects is 
here: http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch/research.html You will also work in close 
collaboration with other international experts from ETH, EPFL, and MIT.

The position is fully funded. A PhD student position in Switzerland is a 
regular job with social benefits. You will get a very competitive salary 
and access to excellent facilities. Zurich is regularly ranked among the 
top cities in the world for quality of life.

A part from a passion for computer vision, robotics, mathematics, 
programming and abstract thinking, you should meet the following 

- Master or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical 
Engineering, Physics, or closely related fields:
- Excellent academic track record
- Very good English skills, written and spoken
- Good computer vision background
- Very good C++ skills
- Skill to analyze and improve algorithms

Familiarity with tools such as ROS and OpenCV may also be an advantage.

Starting Date: immediately (but later starts are also possible)

Evaluation of the candidates starts immediately and will continue until 
the position is filled. Check here for updates: 

Send a single PDF including (in the order):

1. Letter of motivation (max 1 page);
2. Your CV (mention your Nationality, for visa requirements, languages 
you speak and level, scientific publications if any, hobbies);
3. Transcripts of records of your Bsc and Msc degrees;
4. List of at least 3 references;

Include your homepage and link to videos of your Bsc or Msc theses or 
past works if available. The letter of motivation should comment on the 
required skills mentioned in the bullet point list above.

Send the above PDF to Davide Scaramuzza at SCARAMUZZA (dot) APPLICATIONS 
(at) GMAIL (dot) COM quoting [PhD Application] in the subject.

For questions, please contact Davide Scaramuzza using the same email 
address for the applications: SCARAMUZZA (dot) APPLICATIONS (at) GMAIL 
(dot) COM

Best regards,

Davide Scaramuzza


Prof. Dr. Davide Scaramuzza
Head of the Robotics and Perception Group: http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch
University of Zurich,
Andreasstrasse 15, AND 2.26, Zurich, Switzerland
Office: +41 44 635 2409

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