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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in computer vision - Computer Vision Laboratory at ETH Zurich


PhD student position in computer vision:
monocular human pose analysis

The Computer Vision Laboratory at ETH Zurich, Switzerland,
is looking for a researcher, interested in body pose analysis.
ETH is one of Europe's leading universities. More info about
our lab is found at

The focus of the research will be on the detection of abnormal
or rare situations, without prior training on such cases, like
a person falling. It is our intention to build the resulting
methods into a system that gives out a warning if such events
happen at people's homes. One of the applications is to support
elders in living independently for a longer period than would
be possible without such automated supervision. This work is
part of a European project.

Your profile:
- Solid knowledge of and programming experience with C++;
- Fluent in English, both written and spoken ;
- Creative team player ;
- Willing to travel ;
- Prior knowledge in the areas of vision or graphics are a plus ;

We're convinced you will find our lab and ETH in general an
exciting environment for research. We are a highly international
team, with members from about 15 countries. Zurich has been
rated one of the cities with the highest quality of living,
worldwide (e.g.

Start date: As soon as possible. We are continuously looking for
            good candidates and will hire as soon as a strong
            candidate has been found.

Duration: 3.5 years. Ideally your PhD thesis is finished in about
          3 years.

Contact: prof. Luc Van Gool
         Please send a complete CV with publications and references.