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PhD in human activity modeling at IDIAP (Switzerland)
PhD student position in computer vision: human and scene activity modeling The IDIAP Research Institute (www.idiap.ch), a laboratory associated with EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne), is looking for a researcher interested in human and scene activity modeling and recognition from video sequences in indoor or outdoor scenes. The goal will be to investigate principled methods based on generative and discriminative modeling to address various issues in multi-person tracking, event and activity recognition, and visual data mining. One focus of the research will be the use of long term observations to model human and scene activities. The research will initially be conducted in the context of the CARETAKER project (http://www.ist-caretaker.org/), a multi-site project funded by the European Community. The project aims at recognizing events from long term data recorded over a network of cameras in real public transportation sites. We are seeking for candidates with the follwing profile: - solid knowledge of and programming experience with C++ - initial background in computer vision/image processing or machine learning - fluent in English, both written and spoken - willing to travel Start date: As soon as possible. We will hire as soon as a strong candidate is found. Duration: 3 to 4 years. The successful Ph.D student will be enrolled in the EPFL doctoral program. Appointment for the PhD student position is for a maximum of 4 years, provided successful progress are made. Contact: Dr Jean-Marc Odobez email@example.com Tel : +41 (0)27 721 77 26 About IDIAP: ------------ IDIAP is a research institute associated with EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) active in the fields of information retrieval, speech, machine learning and vision (www.idiap.ch). IDIAP 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. IDIAP is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and conditions at all levels in a young, dynamic, and multicultural environment. Although IDIAP is located in the French part of Switzerland, English is the main working language at IDIAP. Free French courses are also provided. Application: ------------- Interested candidates should submit their application (detailed CV, name of three references) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with cc to email@example.com.