[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Fully-funded Positions in Robotics at TTI-Chicago

Matthew Walter mwalter at ttic.edu
Sun Nov 22 16:27:30 PST 2015


The Robotic Intelligence through Perception Lab (RIPL) at TTI-Chicago, led by Matthew Walter, is seeking applications for fully funded Ph.D. positions in multimodal perception and learning for robotics. We are specifically looking for highly qualified candidates who are excited about research in one or more of the following areas:

    • Natural language understanding for robotics
    • Reinforcement learning
    • Deep learning
    • Grasping and manipulation
    • Robot vision

For more information on some of the research being conducted in our lab, please see the RIPL webpage as well as that of Matthew Walter:



We encourage applications from talented candidates with a background in robotics and robotics-related fields. These include (but are not limited to) computer vision, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and machine learning.

Successful candidates should possess the following qualifications:

    • Strong background in mathematics (linear algebra, optimization, and probability theory)
    • Familiarity with machine learning
    • Familiarity with probabilistic robotics
    • Excellent programming skills (including C/C++ and Python)
    • Good English communication skills (both written and oral)


Applications are due by January 15, 2016 and should be submitted per the instructions on the TTI-Chicago admissions page:



TTI-Chicago (http://www.ttic.edu/) is a philanthropically endowed academic computer science institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in computer science. TTI-Chicago includes world-class faculty in theoretical computer science, machine learning, computational biology, computer vision, natural language processing, robotics, and speech. The high faculty-to-student ratio together with a light faculty teaching load (one course per year for tenure-track and none for research-track) offer students a unique level of research and academic mentorship.

TTI-Chicago is located on the University of Chicago campus and has a close affiliation with the University of Chicago Department of Computer Science. This affiliation enables students at TTI-Chicago to enroll in University of Chicago courses (and vice-versa) and provides students with full privileges at the University’s library system and athletic facilities, as well as other services.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Matthew Walter at mwalter at ttic.edu. 

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