[visionlist] Postdoc position in deep learning and computer vision (IDIAP/EPFL)

The Perception and Activity Understanding group of the Idiap
Research Institute (www.idiap.ch), a laboratory
associated with EPFL  (www.epfl.ch), has an opening in
computer vision and machine learning.

The main topic is human pose estimation from depth and vision
sensors, using deep learning and exploiting both synthesized and
real data. Targeted applications include anti-tailgaiting systems
for access control, as well as upper body pose for
Human-Robot-Interaction. The research will be done within the
context of a Swiss project with a security company, and within the
MuMMER european project (http://ift.tt/1W75isC).
The candidate is expected to research and publish the developped
methods.

The position is for 18 months, with possibility of one year
extension based on performance and funding availabilities.

The ideal postdoctoral candidate will have a PhD in computer
vision and/or machine learning. S/he should have a good background
in applied mathematics and statistics. Excellent programming
skills in C/C++ and Python are expected. Hands-on experience with
deep learning techniques or with game engines (e.g. Unity, or
Unreal) would be a plus.

Annual gross salary is 80,000. The starting date is as soon as
possible, but can be discussed. Interviews will be made until a
suitable candidate hasbeen found.

Application: for more information, please contact Dr Jean-Marc
Odobez (odobez@idiap.ch, http://www.idiap.ch/~odobez).
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a detailed CV,
and the names of three references (or recommendation letters)
using the idiap ORS system (http://ift.tt/1fvUDCH).

About IDIAP: Idiap is an independent, non-profit research
institute recognized and supported by the Swiss Government, and
affiliated with the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
(EPFL). It is located in the town of Martigny in Valais, a scenic
region in the south of Switzerland, surrounded by the highest
mountains of Europe, and offering exciting recreational
activities, including hiking, climbing and skiing, as well as
varied cultural activities. It is within close proximity to Geneva
and Lausanne. Although Idiap is located in the French part of
Switzerland, English is the working language. Free French lessons
are provided.

Idiap offers competitive salaries and conditions at all levels in
a young, dynamic, and multicultural environment. Idiap is an equal
opportunity employer and is actively involved in the “Advancement
of Women in Science” European initiative.

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