[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Google-funded PhD position in “Active Vision with Human-in-the-Loop for the Visually Impaired”

Nicola Bellotto nbellotto at lincoln.ac.uk
Fri Jul 31 07:50:05 PDT 2015

A PhD position is available at the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems
Research (L-CAS), University of Lincoln, UK. This 3 year position is jointly
funded by a Google Faculty Research Award and by the University of Lincoln,
and it includes tuition fees and an annual stipend of £13k for living

The PhD position is offered in the area of active vision with human-in-the-loop
to aid the navigation of the visually impaired. The successful candidate will
be expected to design, conduct and publish original research on this topic,
developing novel approaches for real-time machine vision and adaptive human-
machine interfaces. More information about the project can be found on this
page: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/news/2015/06/1110.asp

He/she will engage in an international and ambitious team, working with state-
of-the-art hardware and software, including the recent Project Tango's
Development Kit, and benefiting 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 several European and national projects.

The candidate will have a Master (Distinction) in Computer Science,
Engineering or a related subject, strong analytical and programming skills
(e.g. C++, Java), preferably with proven experience in Machine Learning,
Computer Vision, Control Systems and/or Human-Machine Interaction. Some
experience also on Android mobile development would be an advantage. The
student should be available to start the PhD as soon as possible.

In the first instance please contact Dr Nicola Bellotto
<nbellotto at lincoln.ac.uk>, Dr Oscar Martinez Mozos <omozos at lincoln.ac.uk> or
Dr Grzegorz Cielniak <gcielniak at lincoln.ac.uk>, with your CV, academic
transcripts and a short research statement. Please put "PhD Active Vision with
Human-in-the-Loop" in the subject line.

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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