[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computer Vision and Robotics at the University of Birmingham

leonarda a.leonardis at cs.bham.ac.uk
Sun Dec 15 10:05:33 PST 2019

Applications are invited for one post-doc research fellow position in 
Computer Vision. The work is being funded as part of an UK-US MURI 
project, with funding from the Engineering and Physical Science Research 
Council (EPSRC). The project is lead by UCLA (US), with partners from 
the US: Stanford, MIT, CMU, Yale, UIUC, and the UK: UoB, Oxford, Reading 
and Glasgow.

The post holder is expected to develop and undertake novel research 
activities within the "Understanding scenes and events through joint 
parsing, cognitive reasoning and lifelong learning" research project. 
The aim of this project is to achieve "deep understanding of scenes and 
events through joint parsing and cognitive reasoning about appearance, 
geometry, functions, physics, causality, intents and belief of agents 
(e.g., robots), and use joint and long-ranged reasoning to fill the 
performance gap with human vision". This will involve representing 
visual knowledge in probabilistic compositional models across the 
spatial, temporal, and causal hierarchies augmented with rich relations, 
which are task-oriented, support efficient task dependent inference and 
thereby contribute towards improved robot autonomy. UoB has an existing 
focus on physics-informed scene understanding, domain adaption, pose 
estimation, and tracking.

Applicant should have:
•    PhD (or be close to achieving a PhD) with a focus on related topics 
such as computer vision or machine learning.
•    A publication record in high quality conferences (e.g., CVPR, ICCV, 
NIPS, RSS) and journals (e.g., PAMI, IJCV) in the aforementioned 
research areas.
•    Strong programming skills (e.g., C, C++, Python, Matlab).
•    Strong mathematical skills.
•    Experience with state-of-the-art machine learning frameworks, 
especially PyTorch.
•    Proficiency in English, both spoken and written.
•    (Optional) some postdoctoral experience and/or experience in 
supervision of students.

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Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Ales Leonardis, 
a.leonardis at cs.bham.ac.uk

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