[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Funded PhD in AI and Robotics at Purdue University School of Industrial Engineering, West Lafayette, USA

Wachs, Juan P jpwachs at purdue.edu
Tue Nov 27 06:33:40 PST 2018

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Funded PhD in AI and Robotics at Purdue University School of Industrial Engineering, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

There is currently an opening for a PhD student working at the Intelligent Systems and Assistive Technologies Lab (ISAT) at Purdue University. The potential student will be funded through a project related to medical robotics, computer vision and machine learning.

We are looking for a Research Assistant (RA) with a good background in computer vision, Deep Learning, and robotics (ideally) as well as with an interest for medical applications. A very good level of programming skills is required (Python preferred). The applicant must have completed Master studies in ECE, EE, IE or CS prior to starting the position. The candidate is expected to start in Fall 2019. A track record including international conferences and journal publications is a plus. The candidate is expected to complete his PhD student in Industrial Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Juan Wachs and work with a team of researchers and students already working in the project. The student might also use/program the Taurus robot and the Da-Vinci robot located in campus.

Project Description
This research focuses on the “Medical Robotics Research” topic area. Within this area we will address the following objectives: 1) Learn surgical maneuvers from videos using Deep Learning architectures; 2) Recognize high-level commands and execute dynamically the maneuvers; 3) extend to full automation when deemed necessary;  and 4) develop models for knowledge representation of semi-autonomous medical behaviors.

Information and applications

Please send your CV, including your GPA, a list of publications/conferences, and a list of references to:
juan.wachs at gmail.com<mailto:juan.wachs at gmail.com> as soon as possible.
The applicant should apply to our PhD program at Purdue University.https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.purdue.edu_gradschool_prospective_gradrequirements_westlafayette_ie.html&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Dne5NBCrn4bdxkayR_3AmK_aYA1aJNQdEh14Bvk87NQ&s=b8b80U0p_BqSWRYFhqUpq4m_5tybtVFK4LxBYEhY6LU&e=

Deadlines for applications for our PhD program is December 15.
Therefore The successful applicant will have to have ready and available his/her TOEFL, GRE, Transcripts, etc by or before December 15.

Juan P. Wachs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
James A. and Sharon M. Tompkins Rising Star Professorship
Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
School of Industrial Engineering
Purdue University
315 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765 496-7380 (tel)
765 494-1299 (fax)

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