[visionlist] Transylvanian Machine Learning Summer School (TMLSS) – APPLICATIONS OPEN – Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 16-22 July 2018

Call for Participation (apologies for crossposting)

Transylvanian Machine Learning Summer School

July 16-22, 2018, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Web: http://www.tmlss.ro

Email: contact at tmlss.ro

Important dates

Deadline for applications: March 30, 2018, 23:59 EET

Notification of acceptance: April 27, 2018

Motivation and description

TMLSS is a machine learning summer school that aims to popularize topics around machine learning and artificial intelligence and to encourage research in these fields. The summer school will be held in Eastern Europe — this year in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. By bringing together high quality lecturers and students from all over the world, we strive to enable communication and networking between the Eastern Europe research community and students and researchers from established groups around the world.

The school is open to participants from all over the world. The selection process has equal opportunities and diversity at heart, and will assess interest and knowledge of machine learning.

The theme of this edition will be Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning. The programme consists of lectures and hands-on practical sessions on core topics such as Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Reinforcement Learning, and Generative Models. Additional advanced topics include Robotics and the Theory of Neural Networks.

List of confirmed lecturers

Doina Precup, McGill University & DeepMind

Dumitru Erhan, Google Brain

Guido Montúfar, University of California, Los Angeles

Jan Chorowski, University of Wrocław & Google Brain

Kyunghyun Cho, New York University & Facebook AI Research

Lucian Bușoniu, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Luigi Malagò, Romanian Institute of Science and Technology

Marius Leordeanu, Politechnica University of Bucharest & Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy

Raia Hadsell, DeepMind

Razvan Pascanu, DeepMind

Ulrich Paquet, DeepMind

Labs are led by

Diana Borsa, DeepMind & University College London

Mihaela Rosca, DeepMind

Viorica Patraucean, DeepMind

Wojtek Czarnecki, DeepMind

Organizers

Doina Precup, McGill University & DeepMind

Luigi Malagò, Romanian Institute of Science and Technology

Răzvan Florian, Romanian Institute of Science and Technology

Razvan Pascanu, DeepMind

Viorica Patraucean, DeepMind

Partners

Romanian Institute of Science and Technology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Poster session

Participants are encouraged to present posters on their research work and interests. The work described does not have to be novel. For example, participants can present their experience of reproducing published work.

Presenting a poster increases the chance of being selected. Participants that choose to present a poster will be asked to submit an abstract during registration. Best posters and most original ideas will be awarded during the school!

Social events

The programme includes several opportunities for socializing and networking, such as welcoming reception, half-day trip around Cluj, farewell dinner.

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships will be offered to participants, based on financial considerations.

More info: https://tmlss.ro/

Email: contact at tmlss.ro

Follow us on Facebook: http://ift.tt/2rUjEoj

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TMLSS2018

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[visionlist] [Job] Open position – Software Engineer at Mesurex-MLabs (Malaga, Spain)

Mesurex is an engineering company at the technological forefront of measurement, automation and process control in the Industrial, Aerospace, Security, Scientific, and Civil Engineering sectors. HQ’s are located in Málaga, in the Technology Park of Andalusia with offices in Barcelona and Madrid, we solve applications and offer solutions in sensors, measurement, acquisition, data processing and process control systems with the latest technologies since 1996.In the Mesurex Instrumentation and Control Division, we offer a wide range of sensors and measurement systems, either our own or from our partners: world leaders in the field of instrumentation and industrial computing and whose products we represent exclusively. Our know-how is based on the latest technologies of optical fiber sensors and non-contact measurement sensors: Infrared thermometers, thermography LWIR, MWIR, laser based distance and displacement measurement; chromatic, color, inductive, capacitive, radiofrequency based distance sensors, etc.The MLabs division designs, develops and implements Quality and Process Control turnkey projects through image processing, in the visible and in the IR spectrum. We do Instrumentation, Monitoring, Automation, Robotics and Control Projects. MLabs designs, develops and/or integrates advanced products and systems under customer requirements, offering complete turnkey solutions. Once validated and tested the prototype, we perform its industrialization and subsequent series production. Furthermore, Mesurex’s MLabs division also offers its Hardware and Software Design services. Since its beginnings, Mesurex carries out an ambitious R&D program, promoting the generation of new products and services for its customers. We participate in first level R&D consortia, in collaboration with the most prestigious organizations both at the European and at the national level. We are looking for a motivated software engineer with strong programming skills to join our multi-disciplinary team in our Málaga HQs for on-going and future projects. The candidate must be able to demonstrate a solid command of general object-oriented programming and library-based code distribution using current development patterns with C/C++ and C# (MVVM and MVP). Knowledge of embedded programming and image processing is also desirable. The selected candidate will benefit from growing with a team of senior software engineers and will be expected to have a high level of independence and initiative. To apply, please send your cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to our technical director, Adeodato Altamirano, at [dato.altamirano at mesurex.com].Responsibilities-  Development of end-client applications, libraries, drivers, and algorithms,-  Maintenance and upgrade of legacy code,-  Brainstorming and reporting sessions on the feasibility of in-coming projects,-  Collaboration with software and hardware engineers to facilitate integration.Requirements-  Confident in the design, analysis and optimisation of software,-  Strong knowledge of object-oriented programming, –  C/C++ and C# programming under .NET environments,-  MVVM and MVP programming patterns,-  Good use of English and/or Spanish.Preferred-  Experience with embedded software design and image processing algorithms, –  Development of graphical user interfaces with WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation),-  Knowledge of software versioning and revision control.Benefits-  Competitive industry salary, –  Inclusion in a motivated multi-disciplinary team,-  Innovative work, always at the forefront of technology, –  Opportunities for training and personal development.


[visionlist] Pattern Recognition Letters – Call for Papers: Special Issue on Learning and Recognition for Assistive Computer Vision

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Pattern Recognition Letters – Call for Papers
Special Issue on Learning and Recognition for Assistive Computer
Vision
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Assistive Computer Vision refers to systems that support
people with physical and mental problems to better perform daily
tasks enhancing their quality of life.  The advances in learning
and recognizing patterns are allowing a point of view in the
definition and development of more efficient and effective
assistive frameworks. In the light of this, it is important to
collect the most recent advancements in learning and recognition
algorithms to be exploited in different applications to be
employed to assist the modern society.

The aim of the special issue is to gather papers in which machine
learning and pattern recognition are the key core in the design of
advanced assistive computer vision systems to help human in tasks
such as:

·         Rehabilitation

·         Training

·         Mobility

·         Assessment and diagnosis of physical and cognitive
diseases

·         Improving quality of Life

·         Remote Healthcare

·         Safe and security

·         Remote Surgery

·         Ambient Assisted Living

·         Augmented Perception, Attention and Memory

List of topics

We will invite authors to contribute with high quality
paper that will stimulate the research community on building
theory and applications of machine learning and pattern
recognition to be used in real-life environments for assistive
computer vision technologies.

Research papers exploiting new and innovative methodologies of
pattern recognition, computer vision and machine learning are
solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

·         Augmented and Alternative Communication

·         Human – Robot Interaction

·         Mobility Aids

·         Rehabilitation Aids

·         Home Healthcare

·         Technology for Cognition

·         Activity Monitoring Systems

·         Manipulation Aids

·         Scene Understanding and exploration

·         Visual Attention and Visual Saliency

·         Smart Environments

·         Safety and Security

·         Ambient Assistive Living      

·         Quality of Life Technologies

·         Navigation Systems

·         Sensory Substitution

·         Mobile and Wearable Systems

·         Applications for the Visually Impaired

·         Applications for hearing impaired

·         Applications for the Ageing Society

·         Datasets and Evaluation Procedures

·         Personalized Monitoring

·         Applications to improve health and well-being of
children and elderly

Submissions and Revisions

Submissions to the special issue must include new,
unpublished, original research. Papers must be original and have
not been published or submitted elsewhere. All papers must be
written in English. The submissions will be blind reviewed by at
least two experts. Papers should be submitted electronically using
the ELSEVIER submission system and following the Instructions for
Authors as indicated at the journal home page (Papers should be
prepared by adhering to the PRLetters guidelines at
http://ift.tt/2BHytdJ.
When submitting their papers through the online system, Authors
should select the acronym “SI: LR4ACV” to make it clear that they
are submitting to this SI.

All submissions will undergo initial screening by the Guest
Editors for fit to the Special Issue and prospects for
successfully negotiating the review process.

Submission Schedule

Submission Period: June 1-30, 2018

Author notification: July 30, 2018

Revised papers due: September 15, 2018

Final notification: October 15, 2018

Publication: November 2018

Managing Guest Editor

Giovanni Maria Farinella

Email: gfarinella@dmi.unict.it

Affiliation: University of Catania, Italy

Guest editors

Marco Leo

Email: marco.leo@cnr.it

Affiliation: National Research Council (CNR),
Italy

Gérard Medioni

Email: medioni@usc.edu

Affiliation: University of Southern California,
USA

Mohan Trivedi

Email: mtrivedi@soe.ucsd.edu

Affiliation: University of California at San
Diego, USA


[visionlist] Postdoc position in Visual Circuits

A postdoc position is available in Laura Busse’s group at the Division of Neurobiology, Department of Biology of the LMU Munich (http://ift.tt/2DNGkIh). We study the neural circuits of visual perception in awake, behaving mice, where we combine electrophysiological recordings using cutting edge multi-electrode recordings techniques with genetic tools for circuit manipulation. The Department of Biology at the LMU Munich offers an outstanding environment for a successful postdoctoral career in systems neuroscience, with ample opportunities for collaboration with both experimentalists and computational neuroscientists. The LMU Munich ranks among the top 10 universities in Europe. Munich, located in the south of Germany, is regularly ranked among the world’s top cities for quality of living.

The postdoc position is part of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center Assembly and Function of Neuronal Circuits (http://www.sfb870.mcn.uni-muenchen.de/index.html), and will be offered for 4 years. The successful candidate will collaborate on state-dependent response modulations within the thalamo-cortico-thalamic loop in the mouse visual system. The project builds on our previous work published in Erisken et al. (2014) Current Biology, and will combine genetic circuit manipulations with extracellular recordings in mouse V1 and dLGN. The candidate must have a PhD in neuroscience, or a related field, and a strong research record including publications. The ideal candidate will have experience in electrophysiology / imaging in awake mice and in genetic tools for circuit manipulation. Proficiency in programming (e.g. Python) and experience in signal processing are necessary. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, and should contain a statement about research experience and career goals, a CV and names of 2 referees. Please send your application as a single pdf via email to busse@bio.lmu.de 


[visionlist] PhD position in Visual Circuits

A
PhD position is available in Laura Busse’s group at the Department of Biology
II of the LMU Munich (http://ift.tt/2DNGkIh). We study the neural circuits of visual perception in
awake, behaving mice, where we combine electrophysiological recordings using cutting
edge multi-electrode recordings techniques with genetic tools for circuit
manipulation.

The PhD
position is part of the DFG-funded Priority Programme „Computational
Connectomics” (SPP 2041), is offered for 3 years, and will be done in
collaboration with Dr. Tatjana Tchumatchenko
(www. http://ift.tt/2EtuSD4) at
the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt. The project combines
questions from neurobiology and computational neuroscience. It will investigate
contrast invariance in the dorsolateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN) of the
thalamus and primary visual cortex in populations of excitatory and inhibitory
interneurons. The
successful candidate will perform extracellular recordings and optogenetics in
mice, use quantitative data analysis and collaborate with our theory partner in
Frankfurt on theoretical network analyses. The project requires a strong interest
in visual neurophysiology, as well as computational modelling, and the ability
to work in a distributed team. Programming skills are necessary. Interested
candidates are welcome to establish contact via email to busse@bio.lmu.de. Applications will need to go through the LMU Graduate School of
Systemic Neuroscience (GSN, http://ift.tt/1U4krYt).
The deadline for applications is February 15.


[visionlist] PhD positions in Neapolis University Pafos (Cyprus)

NEAPOLIS PAFOS UNIVERSITY (CYPRUS)

SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

 

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST IN THE PHD PROGRAMME IN PSYCHOLOGY

 

Neapolis University Pafos (NUP) opened the call for three (3) PhD positions in Psychology. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Psychology or relevant scientific
fields, awarded by universities recognized by the Republic of Cyprus. 
 

 

The topic of the proposal can be in any area covered by the expertise of the faculty of NUP, such as Clinical, Counselling, Cognitive, Experimental, Educational,
Developmental Psychology and Neuropsychology.

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the facilities of the University and the research interests of the faculty members of the Psychology Department, whose
CVs can be found on the University’s webpage (www.nup.ac.cy). Interested parties are also encouraged to contact any faculty member for additional help and guidance before submitting
their application.

Neapolis University In Cyprus

http://www.nup.ac.cy

Neapolis is one of the leading Universities in Cyprus with a range of innovative programmes. Students at the University can study for Bachelors-Masters

 

Example of research topics of particular interest for the
Department are
Visual
Perception, Perception and Action, Embodied Cognition,  Contextual,
Semantic and Action Effects on Visual Perception, Body Image, 
Eating Disorders,Therapy and Prevention of Psychosocial problems, Positive Psychology, Social Aspects of Mental Health, Development of Sociocognitive Processes, their Educational Consequences and their Impact in the Development of Political Ideology,
Support of Children with Special Educational Needs, Multicultural Education, the Developmental Path of Cognitive and Linguistic Skills in Children, Violence and Delinquency.

 

Along with the online application, the applicants should also submit the following documents, as PDF files:

1.     
Research proposal

2.     
Undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters) degrees

3.     
CV

4.     
Two recommendation letters

5.     
Portfolio (research work / publications / supporting material)

6.     
Certificate of foreign languages (preferably English) (I.E.L.T.S score 5.5 or above, TOEFL score
513 or above).

All the documents (original or official translation) should be in Greek or English.

 

Knowledge of Greek language is preferred but not required. Non-Greek speakers are also encouraged to apply as long as they have good knowledge of English. All candidates
with a positive assessment of the assessment criteria (undergraduate and postgraduate grades, other degrees, publications and conference talks/posters, scholarships, awards and distinctions) will be invited at the second phase of the selection, which will
be an interview.  Applicants can also be interviewed by Skype.

 

NUP is a young but dynamic university located in the city of Pafos, in Cyprus.
Pafos is is one of the most touristic summer destinations in Cyprus, with a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, with the mildest temperatures on the island and all year
sunshine. The university is in the heart of the touristic area, 200 meters from the beach. Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world’s heritage for its spectacular ancient remains, and was selected as a European
Capital of Culture for 2017, along with Aarhus. The greater Pafos area is also home to a number of blue flag beaches, forests, mountains and Natura Reserve areas such as the famous Akamas peninsula. Therefore, Pafos is an ideal place for postgraduate studies
and offers stunning natural beauty and activities for all tastes.

 

Applications can be submitted electronically until
15/02/2018. The call can be found
here and the application can be found
here.

 

For more information or clarifications don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Konstantinos Tsagkaridis by e-mail at β€k.tsagkaridis@nup.ac.cyβ€
or phone at β€(+357) 2684 3604β€.

Dr. Konstantinos Tsagkaridis
Lecturer in Experimental Psychology / Neuropsychology

Room 235, Department of Psychology
Neapolis University Pafos
2 Danais Avenue, 8042, Pafos
Cyprus


[visionlist] [Jobs] Computer Vision/Robotics Engineer

(Sorry for cross posting)

Infinium Robotics is looking f experienced Computer  Robotics Engineer  work with our team of hard-core engineers in the area ofrobotics and drones in SingapYour main activities will be:❖ Conducting research and deve for robotics navigatio (AGV/UGV) and computer  navigation, fast  and scanning technol❖ Developing algorithms to per mapping, state estimation localization, sensor fusion  autonomous navigation.❖ Performing tests, problem di and debugging.You should have:❖ Bachelors or Masters in  or equivalentEngineering degree.❖ Experience with ROS, OpenCV,PCL and Gazebo, proficiency i C++ and/or Python❖ Understanding of and experie with any, preferably more  the following topics:

Optical flow,

Real-time machine vision,

Visual odometry ,

Vision and/or filter based SLA

Sensor fusion,

3D Mapping

Sensor alignment and calibrati

AGV/UGV control and navigation

❖ Citable projects demonstrati Robotics  and experienceFollowing additional knowledgewill not be required, but con as a plus:❖ Previous work with aerial  and ground robotics  (drones) or r in general is also hig valuable. 

Barcode reading techniques

User interface programming, SQ databases

CUDA programming

Competitive Salary. Full time  Working Hours: 09:00to 18:00 Flex.If you are interested, drop ou friendly staff an email  with your CV. 

[How To Apply]Application should include :

CV with a full publication, patent and previous employment information

Github and/or some sample codes.

Edit the subject of your email  for the job position you prefer. [Computer Vision Engineer Job Application / Robotics ]

Mail to  soner _AT_  infiniumroboti  _DoT _ com   with careers@infiniumrobotics.com in the cc.