[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Multiple positions (post-docs and engineers) in autonomous vehicles

Corey Turner coreylt at umich.edu
Thu Aug 31 12:03:13 PDT 2017

[Job Description]
Multiple positions in autonomous cars

We are seeking postdocs or research engineers at the University of
Michigan in self-driving cars.

You will be joining the Ford Autonomous Vehicle Program at the
University of Michigan working with the groups of Prof.
Johnson-Roberson and Prof. Vasudevan.

This covers areas of control, optimization, deep learning, image
classification, and sensor fusion and robotics.

Our research goal is to develop robotic systems capable of operating
in complex dynamic environments. To this end, we seek to expand and
improve the perceptual capabilities of autonomous systems in a manner
that makes control in uncertain environments feasible. Our work seeks
to push the bounds of control and optimization for vehicles in
uncertain environments and the  scale and resolution in 3D
reconstruction, segmentation, data mining, and visualization for
massive datasets gathered with robotic systems.

You will be involved in an innovative partnership with a major
automaker seeking to produce novel research which will run on real
autonomous vehicles that are housed at the University of Michigan. You
will actively contribute to algorithms made to run efficiently on
large datasets in a robust and distributed fashion.

The position is fully funded and guaranteed for 12 months. An
extension can be granted upon review.


Extensive experience and a passion for control, optimization, computer
vision, mathematics, and abstract thinking.

• PhD degree [Postdoc] Relevant Experience [Research Engineer]
• Matlab prototyping
• Programming experience in real world systems
• Ability to present work clearly both written and orally
• State-of-the-art robotics knowledge
• Programming experience in real world systems
• Excellent C++ or Python skills

Familiarity with libraries such as Torch, Caffe, ROS, OpenCV, OpenGL
and development tools including Matlab, Python, CMake, and Git would
be welcomed.

[Postdoc] The candidate is expected to also participate in supervision
of PhD's, Bachelor's, and Master's students and general lab-related

[Career Development]
During the project the candidate will be supported in applying for
grants or learning new skills to support his/her further career
development. There will be possibility for joint proposal application
as well.


- Starting Date: ASAP (but some flexibility either way is possible)
- Evaluation of the candidates starts immediately but will continue
until the position is filled.

[How to Apply]

Please send Corey Turner coreylt at umich.edu
<http://duerer.usc.edu/mailman/listinfo.cgi/robotics-worldwide> a
single PDF including (in the following order) a short letter of
motivation, your CV (including publication list),  a list of at least
3 references, and up to 3 publications. Use the subject line
"Autonomous Vehicle Job"

The University of Michigan is a Non-Discriminatory/Affirmative Action Employer.

Matthew Johnson-Roberson, PhD
Ram Vasudevan, PhD


Corey Turner
Research Process Manager
University of Michigan
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
College of Engineering
*coreylt at umich.edu <coreylt at umich.edu>*
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