[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc position in deep learning and computer vision (IDIAP/EPFL)

Jean-Marc Odobez odobez at idiap.ch
Wed Dec 14 16:31:21 PST 2016

The Perception and Activity Understanding group of the Idiap Research 
Institute (www.idiap.ch), a laboratory associated with EPFL  
(www.epfl.ch), has an opening in computer vision and machine learning.

The main topic is human pose estimation from depth and vision sensors, 
using deep learning and exploiting both synthesized and real data. 
Targeted applications include anti-tailgaiting systems for access 
control, as well as upper body pose for Human-Robot-Interaction. The 
research will be done within the context of a Swiss project with a 
security company, and within the MuMMER european project 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.mummer-2Dproject.eu_&d=DgIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ThWQQAl1D5fU4H-kYauDKeIBPreGTnz2IRwzagRGSO0&s=lHmNJur8Sr5nqEDQ6AAUqabb0sxHT0aGNuej1VtUtYk&e= ). The candidate is expected to research 
and publish the developped methods.

The position is for 18 months, with possibility of one year extension 
based on performance and funding availabilities.

The ideal postdoctoral candidate will have a PhD in computer vision 
and/or machine learning. S/he should have a good background in applied 
mathematics and statistics. Excellent programming skills in C/C++ and 
Python are expected. Hands-on experience with deep learning techniques 
or with game engines (e.g. Unity, or Unreal) would be a plus.

Annual gross salary is 80,000. The starting date is as soon as possible, 
but can be discussed. Interviews will be made until a suitable candidate 
hasbeen found.

Application: for more information, please contact Dr Jean-Marc Odobez 
(odobez at idiap.ch, www.idiap.ch/~odobez). Interested candidates should 
submit a cover letter, a detailed CV, and the names of three references 
(or recommendation letters) using the idiap ORS system 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.idiap.ch_education-2Dand-2Djobs&d=DgIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ThWQQAl1D5fU4H-kYauDKeIBPreGTnz2IRwzagRGSO0&s=T-nuAHIdhuPA-Kxocstm3PY7VKYcpYnwNKe3opnk-ek&e= ).

About IDIAP: Idiap is an independent, non-profit research institute 
recognized and supported by the Swiss Government, and affiliated with 
the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). It is located in 
the town of Martigny in Valais, a scenic region in the south of 
Switzerland, surrounded by the highest mountains of Europe, and offering 
exciting recreational activities, including hiking, climbing and skiing, 
as well as varied cultural activities. It is within close proximity to 
Geneva and Lausanne. Although Idiap is located in the French part of 
Switzerland, English is the working language. Free French lessons are 

Idiap offers competitive salaries and conditions at all levels in a 
young, dynamic, and multicultural environment. Idiap is an equal 
opportunity employer and is actively involved in the "Advancement of 
Women in Science" European initiative.

Jean-Marc Odobez,
Senior Researcher, Idiap Research Institute (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.idiap.ch&d=DgIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ThWQQAl1D5fU4H-kYauDKeIBPreGTnz2IRwzagRGSO0&s=bEYihLphn4SVRhCudI_Lo6I-IpzDbhnjwUFUWBbbpP0&e= )
Senior Scientist (MER), EPFL
Tel: +41 (0)27 721 77 26
Web: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.idiap.ch_-7Eodobez&d=DgIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ThWQQAl1D5fU4H-kYauDKeIBPreGTnz2IRwzagRGSO0&s=T0j12aQE-SnTeOavb4oiE5OK_y199Ztb-mMWEoaGM_c&e= 

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