[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Position at GeorgiaTech Lorraine

Cedric Pradalier cedric.pradalier at gatech.edu
Thu Nov 10 04:26:42 PST 2016


Dear Colleagues,

The DREAM lab (Data-driven Robotics for Environment Assessment and Mapping)
at GeorgiaTech Lorraine, the French campus of GeorgiaTech, will receive
funding for a PhD position starting early next semester. This position
would be suitable for someone looking for a CS or an ECE PhD.

You can check the robotic group web site at the following URL:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dream.georgiatech-2Dmetz.fr&d=DgIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=MkjVDSQledGPs1nPNWm5fIkkaBK_rTCEXY4OHX8QrrU&s=U1nVZV51-D4r_oVsHGBUag8tiOawEXYaO6BOA4m7f8o&e= 

The project will be focused on the long-term monitoring of natural
environments, and in particular riverine environments, using a mobile
sensor suite carried by either a robotic boat (see the platform page on the
previous URL), a person or a human-driven canoo. The funding application
will be the quantitative monitoring of how the riverine environment changes
over time (6-12 months or more) after a dam have been removed or new
meanders created in a given stream. The project will largely be focused on
computational perception and machine learning, with a potential for a bit
of autonomous robotics. Experimental field robotics in the Lorraine country
side (canooing, hiking, ...) will be necessary.

This project follows up on our work, for which a short summary can be found
in the following BMVC paper:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dream.georgiatech-2Dmetz.fr_sites_default_files_bmvc2016-5Fcamera-5Fready.pdf&d=DgIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=MkjVDSQledGPs1nPNWm5fIkkaBK_rTCEXY4OHX8QrrU&s=caE9Ha4m69LaFIcay7X8ufwz2s0kmVM8-9Y6uUDfTto&e= 

Our work so far as shown that pixel-level alignment of natural scene images
over large seasonal gaps is feasible if assisted by a knowledge of the 3D
structure of the scene. At this stage, we would like to continue this
approach and complement it with laser-range-finder data to monitor, detect
and quantify changes in natural riverine environment after a sudden
structural changes.

If you are interested and available to relocate to France before end of
March 2017, please contact Prof. Cédric Pradalier,
cedric.pradalier at georgiatech-metz.fr, with a short resume and a paragraph
detailing your experience in this field and what excites you about the
project.

Best regards
-- 
Prof. Cédric Pradalier -- https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dream.georgiatech-2Dmetz.fr&d=DgIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=MkjVDSQledGPs1nPNWm5fIkkaBK_rTCEXY4OHX8QrrU&s=U1nVZV51-D4r_oVsHGBUag8tiOawEXYaO6BOA4m7f8o&e=  GeorgiaTech
Lorraine -- GeorgiaTech College of Computing


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