[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] 1 year postdoc position on visual inspection for the fashion industry IIT - Italy

Pavis Pavis at iit.it
Wed Aug 2 06:15:58 PDT 2017

The Visual Geometry and Modelling (VGM) Lab at IIT invites qualified applicants to submit their CV’s for a postdoc position in Genoa under the supervision of Dr. Alessio Del Bue (PI).
The VGM Lab mission is to provide computational tools for the large-scale understanding of data, this being sensed at the nano and up to the macro scale level. With a privileged focus on image and video data, the main lab goal is to research and apply methods to boost the advancements of life scientists and engineers in untangling and modelling the (big) data as provided by modern sensors (e.g. high-resolution cameras, time-lapse microscopy, 3D scanners).
The scientific core of the lab is related to the research fields of Computer Vision, Signal Processing and Numerical Optimization with the primary goal to provide algorithms for:
•       Reality Capture: 3D reconstruction from images, sound and range data;
•       Dynamic 3D scene understanding from video and RGBD data;
•       Large scale data clustering and modelling for Life Science and Engineering.
Expertise in these research fields is applied to several practical and challenging problems of the industry through ongoing collaboration with world-leading companies in machine vision, automation, energy, avionics, photonics and fashion industries.
VGM is now opening a one year position for a postdoc to work on visual inspection of textiles with an internationally renowned Italian luxury fashion industry. The project will use advanced computer vision and machine learning techniques to increase efficiency and quality of life of the staff allocated to the inspection of textile. In particular, the project aims at visually checking the quality of the textile material, a mildly deformable shape, given a reference from a set of CAD models. Although being a geometrical problem, learning techniques are an option to model elastic deformations using a synthesis approach through simulation.
Candidates should have good programming skills in Matlab and C/C++, with knowledge on OpenCV considered as a plus. The project will allow the candidate to learn and apply state of the art computer vision algorithms to solve new and challenging problems towards the automation of inspection processes of wide interest in the industry 4.0 framework. The candidate will be also involved in project meeting and with the submission of papers at computer vision and machine vision conferences/ journals.
At the time of the application eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Vision, Engineering, Robotics and related fields. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary commensurate to qualifications and experience. Even if the position is being restricted to one year, VGM is highly involved in several machine vision projects and follow-ups are very likely.
Please send the application, including a CV with publication list, brief description of research interests and main accomplishments and names of 2 referees to pavis at iit.it  quoting  “Postdoc VGM position BC 74265 ” in the email subject. The call will remain open until the position is filled but a first deadline for evaluation of candidates will be September 1st, 2017.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova, a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide, recruited an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavor focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible applications from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.
In order to comply with Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), the candidate is kindly asked to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. We inform you that the information you provide will be solely used for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper-based means, observing the rules on the protection of personal data, including those relating to the security of data. Please also note that, pursuant to art.7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce

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