[visionlist] CfP: Summer School on Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles

              
Call
for Participation
=========================================================  TRADR Summer School on
Autonomous Micro
Aerial Vehicles
=========================================================                August
24th-28th, 2015     Birlinghoven Castle,
Sankt Augustin,
Germany     http://ift.tt/1HXLLE3

* Abstract:   Micro aerial vehicles
(MAV) such as
multicopters have  become a popular research tool
in recent years
and are  used in an increasing number of
application
domains, e.g.,  aerial
photography and inspection tasks. Most MAVs are  remotely controlled or follow
GNSS waypoints
in obstacle-  free heights. Many tasks
require
navigation in complex 3D  environments, close to
obstacles, however.
Hence, the   degree of autonomy of the
MAVs must be
increased.   The objective of the
school is to give
students deep   insights into the
currently leading
approaches to 3D   environment perception,
mapping,
navigation planning, and  control of autonomous MAVs.
Lectures by internationally
  leading experts will
provide the
necessary theoretical   background for hands-on
exercises with
MAVs.
* The program is based on three pillars:   – Theory: Ranging from
state estimation
based on multimodal   
sensors and environment mapping by cameras
and laser     scanners over control
of dynamic
flight, obstacle     avoidance, navigation
planning, and
exploration to contact    with the environment and aerial
manipulation.
  – Case studies:
Leading micro aerial systems
for research     on autonomy such as Ascending
Technologies
Firefly, the     “Mapping on Demand” and
InventAIRy
copters of University    of Bonn, the multirotors
developed at CMU, the
aerial     manipulators of
University of
Seville, and the DelFly     flapping wing MAVs of
TU Delft will
be presented.     
  – Practical
exercises: Students will apply
the theory in     hands-on tutorials.
Ascending
Technologies will provide    sensor equipped Firefly copters
for these.
Participants    are encouraged to also bring
their own micro
aerial    vehicles. Space for indoor and
outdoor
experiments with    autonomous micro aerial
vehicles will be
available.
* Speakers:   –
Michael Achtelik, Ascending Technologies, Germany  –
Gabriel Agamennoni, ETH Zurich, Switzerland  – Daniel Cremers, TU
Munich, Germany  –
Guido C. H. E. de Croon, TU Delft, Netherlands  –
Aníbal Ollero, University of Sevilla, Spain 
  –
Sebastian Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University, USA   –
Angela Schoellig, University of Toronto, Canada  –
Cyrill Stachniss, University of Bonn, Germany

* Application for participation:   The number of
participants is limited.   Interested researchers
and students
need to apply by June 20th.   For more information and
application
submission please visit:   http://ift.tt/1HXLLE3

* Organizers:    – Sven Behnke, University
of Bonn /
Fraunhofer IAIS  – Hartmut Surmann,
Hochschule Westfalen
/ Fraunhofer IAIS  – Rainer Worst,
Fraunhofer IAIS
* Acknowledgment:   The school is supported
by the EU FP7
ICT project TRADR   “Long-term Human-Robot
Teaming for
Robot Assisted Disaster  Response”, grant agreement no.
60963.


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[visionlist] Neural Metrics 2.0 : Deadline approaching (June 15th)

Neural Metrics 2.0 : Connectomics & Large-Scale Methods

The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour/Radboud University is organizing a summer school on neural metrics with the aim to get participants acquainted with the quantitative analysis of neural organisation and function. In Neural Metrics 2.0 we will build on the success from the previous year, focussing on methods for understanding brain networks such as connectomics as well as large scale and Bayesian methods, with world class speakers, hands-on tutorials, student projects and an interactive debate. The topics covered range from cellular connectomics to human functional connectomics.

The course is designed for PhD students and starting postdoctoral researchers working at the interface between cognitive neuroscience and the application of advanced methods. Please consult the Radboud Summer school website (http://ift.tt/1mIHQjQ) for details on the program, social events and registration. Further details for the Neural Metrics Summer School can be found below and on the website  (http://ift.tt/1MDj6UR). 

Dates :    Monday 10 August – Friday 14 August 2015 (1 week)

Application Deadline :   15 June 2015 

Course leaders :

Bernhard Englitz, Marcel van Gerven, Fleur Zeldenrust, Tansu Celikel

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour & Radboud University

Participant profile :

This course was developed for PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers working at the interface between cellular and cognitive neuroscience requiring advanced methods of analysis. This includes research in the field of Neuroscience with an MSc in Biology, Computer Science, Psychology, Physics, Al, Mathematics, Engineering or a similar major.

Admission requirements :

As part of the admission procedure, we ask you to send us your CV and a brief motivation letter in which you explain your interest in our course.

Course fee : 600 Euros

The course fee includes the registration fee, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities. Accommodation is available for the course participants (additional charges apply). For details please see http://ift.tt/1CQWdp8

Discounts :

• 15% discount for students and PhD candidates from Radboud University and partner universities, 

Confirmed Speakers (alphabetical): 

> Misha Ahrens (HHMI, Janelia)

> Matthias Bethge (University Tübingen)

> Vincent Bonin (VIB, Leuven)

> Romain Brette (Institut de la Vision, Paris)

> Kevin Briggman (NIH, Bethesda)

> Tansu Celikel (Donders Institute, Nijmegen)

> Moritz Helmstädter (MPI for Brain Research, Frankfurt)

> Henry Kennedy (INSERM, Lyon)

> Timm Lochmann (TU Berlin)

> David Norris (Donders Institute, Nijmegen)

> Rémi Proville (Donders Institute, Nijmegen)

> Andrew Reid (FZ Jülich)

> Jan Schnupp (Oxford University)

> Alessandro Treves (SISSA, Trieste)

> Fleur Zeldenrust (Univ. Amsterdam)


[visionlist] CFP: Int. Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding

Dear colleagues,I would like to bring to your attention the 6th HBU Workshop, organized atUBICOMP’15. I would appreciate if you could share it with your group, andconsider submitting a paper. My apologies if your receive multiple copies.Best,Albert


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[visionlist] VSS 2015 and F1000Posters


[visionlist] CFP: IEEE TCSVT Special Issue on Group and Crowd Behavior Analysis for Intelligent Multi-camera Video Surveillance

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[visionlist] Abstract submission deadline extended – ESLRR 2015 – European Conference on Low Vision


[visionlist] MRI Postdocs Edinburgh

Dear Colleagues

BASP @ Edinburgh currently has a postdoc position available on ‘Compressed Sensing for Quantitative MR imaging’.

Details on the position and application procedure can be found at basp.eps.hw.ac.uk 

This is part of a large initiative in Edinburgh between signal processing and medical imaging labs, and 2 other positions are also available with my colleagues M. Davies and I. Marshall (see www.ed.ac.uk/jobs).

May I ask you to forward this announcement to any potentially interested researcher?

Thanks a lot in advance

Best regards


[visionlist] Three senior lecturer positions open in computer science/games/AI

The Department of Creative Technologies (DIKR) is one out of five departments in the faculty of computing at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) in Sweden. DIKR is specialised in computer graphics (modelling, rendering, animation), game technology and
digital game development, simulation, visualisation, as well as human-computer interaction (interaction design and novel interaction techniques).

We are now looking for three new senior lecturers to join our team. More information can be found at:
http://www.bth.se/jobb. For more information please contact Veronica Sundstedt (vsu@bth.se).

Position 1:

SENIOR LECTURER – COMPUTER SCIENCE

to BTH, Blekinge Institute of Technology

with placement at the Department of Creative Technologies in Karlskona

 

Diarienr BTH 3.1.1-0173

WORK DESCRIPTION:

The position includes research and teaching at bachelor, master and doctoral level, primarily in the area of “Computer Science/Digital Game Development” (lectures and practical parts such as labs and projects). Also included supervision of graduate students
in the subject area, and master’s theses at undergraduate and postgraduate level – primarily in education programs within the computer games area. The position also includes writing applications for external research funding at both national and international
level.

EVALUATION CRITERIA:

ELIGIBILITY:

A person is qualified for employment as a senior lecturer in other than artistic areas if he or she has exhibited pedagogical skill and has obtained a doctoral degree or the equivalent scholarly competence, or some other type of significant professional
skills with regard to the content of the subject and the duties of the position.

OTHER EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Subject competence:

– Doctoral degree in a topic related to digital game development or related areas in computer science

– Experience in Game AI and/or Game Analytics

Research merits:

– Publication track record in highly ranked journals and conferences

– International experience within the area of expertise

– Experience in empirical research

Pedagogical skills:

– Documented teaching experience in digital game development or related areas in computer science

– The quality and breadth of teaching qualifications, course and programme development and course implementation

– Experience of student supervision

General skills:

– Good communication and cooperation skills

– Good knowledge of English and Swedish

Initially the successful candidates should be able to teach in English or Swedish. If the applicant is not Swedish speaking it is expected that the successful candidate is willing to become proficient in Swedish to later be able to teach in Swedish.

BASIS FOR ASSESSMENT:

After the subject competence has been evaluated as much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching proficiency as to the assessment of research proficiency.

EMPLOYMENT:

100

COMMENCEMENT:

To be agreed.

DURATION:

Until further notice.

Position 2+3:

SENIOR LECTURER – COMPUTER SCIENCE

to BTH, Blekinge Institute of Technology

with placement at the Department of Creative Technologies in Karlskona

 

Diarienr BTH 3.1.1-0171, BTH 3.1.1-0172-2015

WORK DESCRIPTION:

Includes research and teaching at bachelor, master and doctoral level, primarily in the area of Computer Science (lectures and practical parts such as labs and projects). Also included supervision of graduate students in the subject area, and master’s
theses at undergraduate and postgraduate level – primarily in education programs within the computer games area. The position also includes writing applications for external research funding at both national and international level.

EVALUATION CRITERIA:

ELIGIBILITY:

A person is qualified for employment as a senior lecturer in other than artistic areas if he or she has exhibited pedagogical skill and has obtained a doctoral degree or the equivalent scholarly competence, or some other type of significant professional
skills with regard to the content of the subject and the duties of the position.

OTHER EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Subject competence:

– Doctoral degree in a topic related to computer graphics, 3D programming, real-time animation, visualisation or computer graphics

– Experience from graphical programming (C++, OpenGL 4+, real-time graphics)

– Knowledge in game engine design and implementation

– Competence in concurrent algorithms, hardware and mathematics relevant to the subject area

Research merits:

– Publication track record in highly ranked journals and conferences

– International experience within the area of expertise

– Experience in empirical research

Pedagogical skills:

– Teaching experience in computer science and in particular computer graphics

– The quality and breadth of teaching qualifications, course and programme development and course implementation

– Experience of student supervision

General skills:

– Good communication and cooperation skills

– Good knowledge of English and Swedish

Initially the successful candidates should be able to teach in English or Swedish. If the applicant is not Swedish speaking it is expected that the successful candidate is willing to become proficient in Swedish to later be able to teach in Swedish.

BASIS FOR ASSESSMENT:

After the subject competence has been evaluated as much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching proficiency as to the assessment of research proficiency.

EMPLOYMENT:

100

COMMENCEMENT:

To be agreed.

DURATION:

Until further notice.