[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Postdoc position on 3D reconstruction and scene understanding with dense SLAM

Pavis Pavis at iit.it
Wed Aug 30 03:11:24 PDT 2017

Postdoc position on 3D reconstruction and scene understanding with dense SLAM - [ Postdoc ]
Workplace: Genova, IIT, Italy

The Visual Geometry and Modelling (VGM) Research Line at IIT invites qualified applicants to submit their CV’s for a Postdoc position in Genoa under the supervision of Dr. Alessio Del Bue.

The VGM 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 refers 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 in the industry with ongoing collaboration with world-leading companies in machine vision, automation, energy, avionics, photonics and fashion industries.

VGM is opening a postdoc position to work on 3D mapping and structure from motion with RGBD sensors. The aim is to create an autonomous 3D reconstruction and scene understanding system for indoor environments by using an active camera attached to a robotic arm. The system will be working in challenging scenarios dealing with severe occlusions and sensor noise in a fully autonomous way. Candidates should have good programming skills in C/C++ and a general knowledge of ROS and SLAM software libraries. Proven scientific track record on major computer vision and robotics conferences/journals (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, IROS, ICRA, etc.) is also a relevant criteria for the selection.

This project will be carried on in collaboration with an international industrial partner delivering state-of-the-art machine vision applications in the global market. The candidate will be also involved in project meeting and submission of papers at top-tier computer vision and robotics conferences.

At the time of the application eligible candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Vision, Engineering, Robotics or related fields. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary commensurate to qualifications and experience.

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 74272” 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 30th, 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.

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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