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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two PhD student positions at IDIAP and EPFL, Switzerland


Contact: gatica@idiap.ch

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 (gatica@idiap.ch).