[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Assoc. Professorship- Onsager fellowship in Robotic vision, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

Kanna Rajan kannarajan.mbari at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 09:09:32 PDT 2015

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway is establishing the Onsager Fellowship program, which is designed to attract talented young scholars with an established reputation for high-quality research and a commitment to teaching at the university level, http://www.ntnu.edu/onsagerfellowship <http://www.ntnu.edu/onsagerfellowship>. NTNU is Norway's flagship engineering university with an established track record of academic excellence. The 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to the two NTNU professors May-Britt and Edvard Moser, http://www.ntnu.edu/nobelprize2014 <http://www.ntnu.edu/nobelprize2014>.
 As part of this fellowship program, NTNU’s Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track associate professorship in Robotic Vision, affiliated with the Department of Engineering Cybernetics (Institutt for teknisk kybernetikk, ITK, https://www.itk.ntnu.no/english <https://www.itk.ntnu.no/english>). ITK has 10 full professors, 6 associate professors and 1 assistant professor. In addition, there are 11 adjunct professors, 10 postdoctoral fellows and 60 doctoral candidates. Approximately 90 MSc candidates graduate annually. The department is involved in numerous research projects and centers, including a new Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS, http://www.ntnu.edu/amos <http://www.ntnu.edu/amos>). The candidate will join a research community at ITK which was rated "excellent from an international perspective" in the Norwegian Research Council’s evaluation of 53 ICT communities in Norway in 2012, as one of only three such communities.
Applications are invited from candidates in Robotic vision, which is about integrating machine vision deeper into the architecture for real-time sensor fusion and robotic control, enabling information processing to use mathematical models of the robotic system, and enabling the control system to extract relevant information from imaging sensors in real time. This is a tenure-track position at an associate professor level, with applicants expected to have demonstrated world-leading research capability in the field. It is expected that the successful applicant will qualify for a full professorship after the tenure-track period of 6-7 years.
The candidate must have a strong background in both vision and control systems. The ideal candidate would have a PhD involving both areas, and a strong track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals. We are especially looking for candidates with experience in optical flow, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), 3D vision, visual servoing, GPU/FPGA programming and embedded systems. The candidate should have a broad mathematical background, including a strong foundation in estimation theory, in order to be able to connect the dots between imaging, dynamic environments and control systems.
It is expected that the successful applicant will contribute towards the large research portfolio at ITK, including applications in autonomous unmanned vehicles, robotics, ships and marine systems, process control, smart grids, offshore renewable energy, automated drilling, fisheries and aquaculture, medical technology, safety-critical systems, embedded and real-time systems, systems engineering and instrumentation. ITK has extensive infrastructure to support research on robotic vision with several laboratories having autonomous vehicles which can be equipped with imaging sensors.
See more information and apply at http://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/112655/associate-professor-onsager-fellowship-in-robotic-vision <http://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/112655/associate-professor-onsager-fellowship-in-robotic-vision>
Application deadline: May 25, 2015. For enquiries, contact ITK department head Morten Breivik, e-mail: morten.breivik at ntnu.no <mailto:morten.breivik at ntnu.no>
About NTNU, Trondheim and Norway:
 - About NTNU: http://www.ntnu.edu/ <http://www.ntnu.edu/>
-  NTNU Facts and Figures: http://www.ntnu.edu/facts <http://www.ntnu.edu/facts>
- NTNU International Researcher Support: http://www.ntnu.edu/nirs <http://www.ntnu.edu/nirs>
- About Trondheim: http://www.ntnu.edu/livingintrh/about-trondheim <http://www.ntnu.edu/livingintrh/about-trondheim>
- Official Trondheim webpage: http://www.trondheim.no/engelsk <http://www.trondheim.no/engelsk>
- About Norway: http://www.ntnu.edu/livingintrh/about-norway <http://www.ntnu.edu/livingintrh/about-norway>
- Working in Norway: https://www.nav.no/workinnorway/en/Home <https://www.nav.no/workinnorway/en/Home>
 NTNU is Norway's second largest university, with an annual budget of about US $800 million. Its 51 departments are spread out over seven major faculties, and graduate about 3.300 students every year, two-thirds of which are master's or PhD candidates. The university has more than 100 laboratory facilities distributed among the different faculties and departments. These are central elements in NTNU's education and research work.
NTNU's research is cutting edge, and many of the technological and cultural innovations that allow Norway to extract oil and gas from the North Sea, grow healthy salmon in fish farms, or interpret the country's 9.000 years of human history have been developed here. The university itself, founded in 1910, has contributed a solid century of academic achievements and discoveries that have shaped Norwegian society. ITK's founder Jens Glad Balchen is considered a pre-eminent control theorist in the world; Norwegian Airlines features Balchen's image on the tail of a Boeing 737. See also http://www.mic-journal.no/ABS/MIC-2009-3-2.asp <http://www.mic-journal.no/ABS/MIC-2009-3-2.asp>
Trondheim was Norway's first capital city, founded more than 1.000 years ago, in 997 - but now instead of Viking raiders and Hanseatic traders, you'll find jazz musicians and an international student body savouring Trondheim city life. With a population of 181.513 (as of October 1st, 2013), it is the third most populous municipality in Norway.
 With its snow-capped mountains, deep green valleys and sapphire blue fjords, Norway is recognized the world over for its scenic beauty. Combine that with Norway's cultural heritage, and you'll find that living in Norway has something to offer everyone.
 While Norway lies at the very top of Europe – and in fact includes the island archipelago of Svalbard, home to the most northerly communities on the planet – the country's climate is moderated by the Gulf Stream, and features four distinct seasons. Norway's natural beauty and a history of famous polar explorers are two reasons why the outdoors is such an important part of Norwegian culture.
Newcomers to Norway will find the Norwegian work culture to be relaxed, but efficient. The typical work week is 37.5 hours long, with a generous summer holiday time and official holidays sprinkled throughout the year. The work culture reflects the culture at large, which is respectful of individual rights and supports a generous welfare system.

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