AISB opportunities Bulletin Item
Two PhD student positions at IDIAP and EPFL, Switzerland
The IDIAP Research Institute, associated with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) seeks qualified candidates for two PhD student positions. Both positions are available immediately. 1. PhD student position in computer vision for analysis of cultural heritage materials. The doctoral student will investigate principled approaches for visual analysis of collections of ancient pictorial documents. The project involves an international collaboration with a team of archeologists. A range of fundamental problems in computer vision - object matching and recognition, discovery of recurrent visual patterns, relations between visual and text information - and domain-specific problems are open for investigation. The successful candidate will become a doctoral student at EPFL. The candidate will combine an excellent background in electrical engineering, computer science, or applied mathematics, with experience in computer vision, machine learning, or information retrieval. Interests in archeology, visual arts, and multidisciplinary work are a plus. 2. PhD student position in human activity modeling from multiple sensors. The doctoral student will investigate machine learning approaches for the automatic discovery and identification of activities, events, and trends exhibited by people interacting in real social settings using information collected by multiple sensors (audio and vision). The work will build on on-going research at IDIAP in the context of large research initiatives at the Swiss and international level. The successful candidate will become a doctoral student at EPFL. The candidate will combine an excellent background in electrical engineering, computer science, or applied mathematics, with experience in signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, or ubiquitous computing. IDIAP is located in Martigny, in a scenic region in the south of Switzerland, surrounded by the highest mountains of Europe, and within close proximity to Lausanne and Geneva. English is the working language. We offer a young, dynamic, and multicultural research environment. To apply, please email a letter of motivation, a detailed CV, electronic transcripts of B.S. and M.S. degrees, and the names of three references to Daniel Gatica-Perez (firstname.lastname@example.org).