[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc position @ Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC

James McMahon james.mcmahon at nrl.navy.mil
Thu Apr 7 08:41:39 PDT 2016

The Physical Acoustics Branch at the Naval Research Laboratory in 
Washington DC is looking for a computer scientist or roboticist to join 
our team as a postdoc.In the physical acoustics branch we have a 
multidisciplinary research team with backgrounds in structural 
acoustics, distributed sensing, machine learning, automated planning, 
energy storage, and nanomechanical devices. This opening is primarily to 
perform research in AI for long-term autonomy. Specifically, we will be 
looking at applying machine-learning techniques to improve how 
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles understand their environment and make 

Minimum Qualifications:

  * PhD in Computer Science.
  * Strong publication record in Machine Learning or Automated Planning.
  * Excellent verbal and writing skills.
  * The ability to work in a challenging environment with
    multidisciplinary groups.
  * Experience programming in C++.
  * Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

  * Experience applying Deep Learning techniques to pattern classification.
  * Experience implementing online POMDP planning.
  * Experience conducting field experiments and writing software for use
    on fielded robots.
  * Experience using ROS or MOOS-IvP.
  * Experience designing and conducting experiments using mobile robots.

Postdoc positions typically last for 2-3 years. The stipend for the 
position is ~76k annually. For additional information visit 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__hroffice.nrl.navy.mil_jobs_postdoc.htm&d=CwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=-HbJNYOV6F8YpPJII40kKX4shKX6RvbnoHwMmDAc2wc&s=QeE2Ra_x2-ZIYb0tUWK-uR6X23bYT1Plwo7OXO-3AB4&e= . Please submit a cover 
letter as well as a C.V. to james.mcmahon at nrl.navy.mil.

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James McMahon
Mechanical Engineer, Code 7130
Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, 20375
(p) 202/404/5331

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