[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at ISR-Lisboa, Portugal

Alexandre Bernardino alex at isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt
Sat Mar 7 03:16:52 PST 2020

The Institute for Systems and Robotics at Instituto Superior Técnico, Univ.
Lisboa, Portugal, will open applications for a 2 year *Post-Doc Research
Fellowship on Deep Learning and AI for Perception, Identification and
Control of Biomimetic Oculomotor Systems*.

This fellowship is proposed in the context of a collaboration with the ERC
project ORIENT, of Prof. John van Opstal from the Radboud University at
Nijmegen, The Netherlands. One of the goals of the project is to study the
principles underlying the gaze reorienting performance of the human visual
system in dynamic scenarios. A biomimetic oculomotor robot system and
simulators have been developed following the main biomechanical properties
of the human analogue. We want to explore how novel Deep Learning
Techniques can help in modelling the human brain control of such a complex
and high dimensional system. Deep Learning methods will be used for object
detection in foveal images, dynamical system identification, and optimal
(reinforcement learning based) control.

More details about the project can be found in the following link:

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD degree on Electrical, Computer,
Mechanics, Aerospace, Biomedical or Physics Engineering. We seek someone
with background on systems modelling and control, artificial intelligence,
computer vision, and machine learning.

The position comes with a net salary depending on candidate experience,
starting at 1600€ (12 months per year; Note; cost of living in Lisbon is
70% of that in Brussels). Depending on the work achievements, the
fellowship can be renewed for the duration of the project. The work will be
supervised by Prof. Alexandre Bernardino at IST in close collaboration with
Prof. John van Opstal.

*Interested candidates should express their interest by sending the
following documents as soon as possible to alex(AT)isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt
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(1) Cover letter (max 1 page)

(2) CV

(3) Certificate of academic degree with grades.

(4) Name and contact of two referees.

Alexandre Bernardino
Associate Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico
Senior Researcher, Institute for Systems and Robotics
IST - Torre Norte, 7º - Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa. Portugal
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