[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] 2 PhD openings for self-driving vehicles operating in harsh winter conditions

Philippe Giguère Philippe.Giguere at ift.ulaval.ca
Mon Mar 4 06:40:25 PST 2019

We are seeking two (2) strongly motivated PhD candidates for fully-funded positions at Laval University, Quebec, Canada in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, starting in September 2019. Our project aims at developing and demonstrating self-driving capabilities for public transit systems, in harsh weather conditions. Topics of research include:
* Long-term data collection on vehicles, for cameras and novel 3D sensors;
* Robust localization across seasons using LiDAR and cameras;
* Sensor Fusion for improved perception, localization and navigation; and
* 3D scene understanding via machine learning.

Research will be conducted within Norlab (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__norlab.ulaval.ca&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=TwiHDW1C95a85HCKpesxOcYfEYT6_NHM1EyJwqOCdJ0&s=3ML3SfQ0ZrTj88qWZT-OnyXY_T6odkA6Td1K-0ZvCVI&e=). which aims at developing an expertise in outdoor robotics in extreme weather conditions.

Priority will be given to candidate having experience in mobile robotics, computer vision, or machine learning.

The deadline for applicants is April 30th, 2019. Please send applications to philippe.giguere at ift.ulaval.ca. The application should include:
* a detailed CV;
* a cover letter outlining your qualification, description of your most recent projects and research interests;
* copies of your latest transcripts;
* contact information for two references.

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