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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Post-doctoral Position in Computer Vision at EPFL

EPFL's Computer Vision Laboratory ( has an opening 
for a post-doctoral fellow in the field of Computer Vision and Human
Body Modeling. The position is initially offered for 12 months.


The work will be carried out within the context of the Marie Curie
Research Training Network ( , whose
goal is to addresses the problem of understanding vision from both
computational and cognitive points of view. EPFL's main role within this
project relates to human body modeling from video sequences.

Within this context, the successful candidate will be able to work on a
subject of his/her own choice.


The Computer Vision laboratory offers a creative international
environment, a possibility to conduct competitive research on a global
scale and involvement in teaching. Within the project, there will be
ample opportunities to cooperate with some of the best groups in Europe
and elsewhere.

EPFL is located next to Lake Geneva in a beautiful setting 60 kilometers
away from the city of Geneva. Salaries are in the range EUR 40000 to
45000 per year, the precise amount to be determined by EPFL's department
of human resources. Because, the project is funded under the Marie Curie
rules, some nationality restrictions apply. See for details.


Applicants are expected to have finished, or be about to finish their
Ph.D. degrees, to have strong mathematical background, and to have a
track record of publications in top computer vision conferences and
journals. Strong programming skills (C or C++) are a plus. French
language skills are not required, English is mandatory.


Applications must be sent by email to Prof. P. Fua ( 
They must contain a statement of interest, a CV, a list of publications, 
and the names of three references.