PhD position in visual object categorization

The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one PhD research position on computer vision and machine learning applied to robotics.

The PhD will focus on how to provide robots with categorisation models based on situated visual information and their associated affordances. The resulting algorithms should be able to learn continuously over time about new perceptual and semantic inputs, as well as new category models by exploiting existing priors. The research will be conducted within the context of a recently funded Swiss project including European partners.

The ideal candidate should hold a Master degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science in the field of machine learning, computer vision, robotics or pattern recognition. Excellent mathematical and programming skills are expected. The successful PhD student will be enrolled in the EPFL doctoral program. Appointment for the PhD position is for a maximum of 4 years.

The starting date is fall 2012. For further details about the position please contact: Dr. Barbara Caputo.

Dr. Barbara Caputo, Senior Researcher

IDIAP Research Institute
Centre du Parc
P. O. Box 592
rue Marconi 19,
CH- 1920 Martigny

tel: +41 277 217 737
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